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Circa December 1875


Salt Lake City Sixteenth Ward Relief Society; Sixteenth Ward Schoolhouse, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory

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Sister Snow said I am pleased to meet with my Sisters it is a privelage to meet often & speak of of the goodness of God to us as a pe[o]ple we wish to teach the rising generation they are born heirs to the fullness of the Gospel & all that pertains there unto they look to us for an example & we shoul[d] live so that we may teach by example as well as precept we are to be rewarded according our works done here in this life we have left our native land for the privilege of living our religion & came to this desert land God has blest our labors & the desert blosoms like a rose in very deed we know we are living in the last days we can see the fullfilment of ancient & modern prophesies let us be self sustaining as much as we can & not depend wholy on babalon for our apparel the elements are here to produce Silk, Cotten, wool, & we must be consistant in our dress let it be the labor of our own hand. be ware of pride as was the ancients least we be clast [classed] with the proud & rebelious & bring down the judgements of God upon us as a people

let us sustain Celestial mariage one of the most sacred principals ever revealed to man from God do not let your Children know all your bad feelings, when you tempted & tried go to God for wisdom & patience our traditions are interwoven in our natures & the grace of God is allsufficient I prey God to bless the relief Societies in all there [their] labors of love Amen

[. . .] [p. 402]

Source Note

Sixteenth Ward, Riverside Stake, Relief Society Minutes and Records (1868–1968), vol. 1 (1868–1879), p. 402, CHL (LR 8335 14).