[. . .] Sis E R Snow said that Pres [Brigham] Young had been trying there last twenty years to have the people raise mulbery trees, and the silk. some coocoons were now lying around; and she thought it was high time that something was being done. I think that means can be raised [p. 4] and something done this season. There is riders, dyers, and weaners, and so on. I should like to wear homemade silk myself, and see my sisters wear it, and the brethren wear silk coats. I know it can be done.
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E [Elvira] S Barney said that Sister Ziney [Zina D. Young], [Mary] Carter, and herself had taken some pains to gather some items about the machinery that was needed to prepare the silk for weaving. Read the list of said machinery.
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E R Snow, M I Horn [Mary Isabella Horne], E S Barney, were selected to gather means for said machinery, to act as a committee and report to next meeting. [p. 5]