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10 November 1875


Brigham City Young Ladies and Young Men; Brigham City, Utah Territory

Prest. Minnie Snow, motioned that we invite the Young Mens Mutual Improvement Association to attend our meeting to hear E. R. Snow speak.

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Prest. Minnie Snow thanked the Young men for accepting the invitation; & stated that Bro [Charles] Kelly would not lecture as previously appointed as Eliza R. was present & the time would be given to her

Sister Snow then arose to address the young brethren & sisters; Said the Retrenchment Associations were organized by the power of God, & that they were doing much good. The Children should seek for the blessings themselves, & that the knowledge & efforts of the Young were needed to carry out the work that their parents had commenced; if the little girls were to wait until they were 40 years of age they would have to commence where they are commencing now; She was glad to hear that the Young Ladies of B. C. [Brigham City] had voted down round dancing, & hoped the Young men would sanction the vote the Young Ladies had taken, & try to encourage them. Told the Young Ladies to discourage the use of whisky & smoking, & other evils in the young men; felt greatly pleased in the improvement the young people were taking, & prayed that they would continue to improve.

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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. 22–24, CHL (LR 933 17).