9 January 1875
Retrenchment Association; Fourteenth Ward Meetinghouse, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory
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Coun Miss E. R. Snow
I like the idea of short speeches and many of them. In listening to the minutes of the young ladies, I have sat and feasted. My heart is lifted up with joy and happiness <to see the course many of our young are pursuing>
for the blessings that have been bestowed upon us by God. It is through the goodness of God that the most high that we are permitted to meet here We have the testimonies of the <many of> bretheren that they never attended better meetings than these I want to say to [n.p.] the young ladies when they are absent from a meeting they say they lose good instruction this is not all they do not [have] their names registered in the book that is kept by angels.
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