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27 March 1875


Salt Lake City Thirteenth Ward Young Ladies; Charles J. Thomas Residence, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory

[. . .] prayer, Miss E. R. Snow [. . .]

By request of the Pres. [Elizabeth F. Thomas], Miss E. R. Snow followed: Did not think to occupy much time but where there is are so many good things to be said did not feel to let a moment waste. Spoke of a meeting she had attended in the 17th ward; of the rapid advancement they had made since their organization two years ago, of the Spirit of God which had been with them, and She felt to encourage those before her to move forward in the same direction.

Was pleased to see so many waking up, was sure that the spirit of God was with them, and her prayers was that each one of her sisters before her would make her body a fit tabernacle for the Holy Ghost to dwell in. [p. 14] We have been educated mentally, physically and morally, now we want to be educated and cultivate ourselves spiritually, to become a woman of God and this education comes only from God, and is the privilege of each one of us that have been baptized to receive it. Another gift that God has given us that of language, it is necessary that we cultivate this gift and only those who do cultivate it and themselves will have the higher positions given to them, we must prepare ourselves and God will give to those who strive.

It is unnecessary to put on a long face, a true Saint is the most happy person living; they have no fears, death to those who have his Spirit is nothing terrible, nothing more than passing from one room to another.

[. . .] [p. 15]

[. . .] After, which a few words from the President and Miss E. R. Snow and the meeting was adjourned [. . .] [p. 16]

Source Note

Thirteenth Ward, Ensign Stake, Young Women’s Mutual Improvement Association Minutes and Records (1875), pp. 14–16, CHL (LR 6133 17); Louise A. Ashby, Secretary.