27 October 1875

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

Two-story, brick building surrounded by women, men, and children, with a sign above the entrance reading “Groceries & Provisions”

Salt Lake City Fourteenth Ward Relief Society Hall, circa 1892. (Courtesy Church History Library.)

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Sr. E. R. Snow said:—

It is always pleasant to me to meet with any of my sisters, especially as a worshiping congregation.

We can meet together without molestation, & it is necessary our feelings should have expression as the heart be educated & informed.

It is a great blessing that we have the ordinances of the Gospel, but I do not think we properly prize it, or come up to its requirements. I beleive we are doing as well as those in other dispensations have done, but we ought to do better.

The interests of Zion should occupy the foremost place, should absorbe all our energies

In many respects woman is more indebted to the Gospel than the other sex.

God bless you in all your labors: God bless the faithful & inspire them with wisdom.

God bless Sr. [Wilmirth G.] East & I know she will be blest.

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Sr. Snow then read a short address commendatory of Sr. East signed by the visiting sisters present & by the Society.

A present was then tendered her, presented by the Society, as a slight token of their regard.

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Sr. Eliza said:—

Sr. [Susan H.] Wilkinson, I feel to bless you inasmuch as you will step forward & do your duty: & I feel to pray that the mantle of Elisha may fall upon Elijah, & that you may be able to perform [p. 325] all of Elijah’s & Elisha’s duties.

[. . .] Pres. Mrs. [Mary Isabella Hales] Horne said:—

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I also am pleased to hear Sr. Wilkinson say what she has, also Sr. Eliza’s blessing upon her, for I shall much need her.

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Dismissed by Sr. Eliza R. Snow.

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Source Note

Fourteenth Ward, Salt Lake Stake, Relief Society Minutes and Records (1864–1957), vol. 3 (1867–1885), pp. 324–327, CHL (LR 2972 14).

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