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30 July 1875


Brigham City Young Ladies; Brigham City, Utah Territory

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Sister Eliza R. Snow then addressed the meeting. Said we had met this evening to organize another department of the United Order. The improvement of the Young is a subject of more consequence to Zion than any other at present. The Organization of the Young Ladies, is not gotten up by man or woman, but by the Revelations of God. In an organized capacity we can be more real help to each other & have greater facilities than as Individuals or singly, for this purpose God hath called us to organize that we may become developed into greatness & goodness. In organizing this association we will require One President, Six Councillors, a Secretary & an assistant Secty. It is the prerogative of the Young Sisters to choose who shall preside over them.

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Sister Eliza R. Snow made a few more excellent remarks [. . .]

Prest. Lorenzo Snow then thanked Sister E. R. Snow & Sister [Jane S.] Richards for the good counsel & instructions given to the young people, & told the Sisters to put them in practice & it would greatly help to carry out the principles of the United Order.

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Source Note

Box Elder Stake, Young Women’s Mutual Improvement Association Minutes and Records (1875–1944), vol. 1 (1875–1891), pp. 1–4, CHL (LR 933 17).

See also Minnie J. Snow, Eugenia S. Pierce, and Fannie Graehl, “R. S. Report,” Woman’s Exponent 6, no. 6 (15 Aug. 1877): 43; and Minnie J. Snow and Lydia A. Snow, “R. S. Reports,” Woman’s Exponent 7, no. 21 (1 Apr. 1879): 216.