Like the pilgrims of New England, prayer and labor were united in founding a commonwealth in the west. Then too this was a pattern followed in the Mormon settlement which soon extended in all directions from the Salt Lake Valley. From the small camp in the valley as Brigham Young later stated were extended "the curtains of Zion."
Ricks, Joel E., "Mormon Western Colonization" (1935). Joel Ricks Collection. Paper 10.