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27 July 1871


Salt Lake City Fifteenth Ward Relief Society; Fifteenth Ward Relief Society Hall, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory

Women, men, and children stand in front of the two-story Fifteenth Ward Relief Society Hall

Salt Lake City Fifteenth Ward Relief Society Hall, dedicated August 1869. This photograph, date unknown, was published in 1893.

[. . .] Pres Mrs [Sarah M.] Kimball spoke of the necessity of some suits of Temple clothes being made, said we would have had some before if the Society had not been so heavily in debt. [. . .]

Sister E. R. Snow, spoke of the necessity of having our temple clothes made correctly, spoke of the Retrenchment Societies Which had been formed, that Pres, [Brigham] Young had said the Lord would frown upon him if he did not check the extravegance Which was growing so rapidly in our midst, said if the R. [Relief] Societies had been living up to all their duties there would have been no need of Retrenchment Societies, spoke of the gentile influence, said the Saints should be impregneble to it. [. . .]

Bene’ [Benediction] by Sister E. R Snow. [p. 206]

Source Note

Fifteenth Ward, Riverside Stake, Relief Society Minutes and Records (1868–1968), vol. 1 (1868–1873), p. 206, CHL (LR 2848 14).