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19 April 1876


Ogden Relief Society; Ogden Relief Society Store, Ogden, Utah Territory

[. . .] Sister E. R. Snow and other prominent in the Relief Society, from Salt Lake City were present on the occasion.

[. . .] [p. 64] [. . .] [pp. 65–79]

[. . .]

The following Remarks were made by Sister Eliza R Snow:—

I feel it a great honor to have the priviledge of being present where there is so much of that Priesthood which I have reverenced with all my heart since I have been a member of this Church. I do feel to say to my Sisters that while I have been sitting here I have felt my heart melted under a sense of the honor that is being bestowed upon us to-day as a Relief Society. And I know that my sisters in Ogden, appreciate this blessing, I am so well acquainted with them. I know their hearts are warm in the Kingdom of God, and for the interests of Zion.

The erection of this building is for the purpose of carrying out the instructions of the priesthood in establishing Home Industries and to create out of the elements articles for our own use and benefit, although it is in a small way at present. We know that the earth is composed of atoms, and every large work that is ever performed has to have a beginning: and we anticipate that the efforts of the sisters in Ogden in starting out and establishing Home Industries will increa[s]e in magnitude [p. 80] and importance. This building is more particularly for the manufacturing of straw goods, but I understand that the design is to combine with this, as many other industries as can be reached, and may be practicable

I know that the object is a good one; and I believe from what acquaintance I have with my Sisters in Ogden that they will accomplish the purpose. They are humble and their trust is in God. We know that we cannot accomplish anything only through His blessing, and the faith and encouragement of our brethren who hold the priesthood. I feel thankful to God for the success He has given, so far, to the efforts of my Sisters in this place

Sister Zina D. Young, said:—

Sister Eliza has expressed the feelings and the mind of the sisters [. . .] [p. 81] [. . .] [p. 82]

[. . .]

Sister Snow said:—

There is one thing I want to speak about, Our Young Ladies Society in the Eleventh Ward (Salt Lake City) has sugested that each little girl shall bring one pound of Carpet rags to make a commencement to do something towards building the Temple.

[. . .] [p. 83]

Source Note

Weber Stake, Relief Society Minutes and Records (1876–1968), vol. 5 (1875–1877), pp. 64–83, CHL (LR 9970 14).

See also “Home Affairs,” Woman’s Exponent 4, no. 23 (1 May 1876): 181.