Elder Parley P. Pratt preached on the duties of Saints and advised all the drunkards and thieves to either quit their wickedness or leave the city, and not claim the name of “Mormons.”  He exhorted the Saints in the spirit of meekness to cherish the fruits of the spirit and walk uprightly before God, and deal justly with all men and to show by their walk and conduct that they had not taken upon the name of Christ in vain, giving their enemies no occasion to say or print anything against them that was evil.

[Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sept. 29, 1844, 1]

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, July 2006]

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