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25 May 1876


Salt Lake City Thirteenth Ward Relief Society; Salt Lake City, Utah Territory

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Sister Eliza R. Snow, then made a few remarks, with regard to our Centennial Fair, and of the exertions required of the Sisters

Felt she would like to see every woman sustain herself. She preferred to a certain extent to be independent with regard to getting a living.—

Felt that the Sisters who assisted in the Societies were the bees. Would not know where to find those who were building up the Kingdom of God if not amongst such. Was thankful there were a few mothers in Israel and prayed the Lord to bless such. She once realized by the Spirit the blessedness, when the Saints would be one, and she never forgot the feeling We are promised that the time will come when every man will speak Truth to his neighbor. Did not want to be reckoned with the women who were at ease in Zion, any trouble that was not in her power to stay, she did not want to grieve about, neither did she want to reflect on past trials. Felt to bless all and prayed we all might be prepared for the great things that await us. [. . .] [p. 258]

Source Note

Thirteenth Ward, Ensign Stake, Relief Society Minutes and Records (1868–1906), vol. 1 (1868–1898), p. 258, CHL (LR 6133 14); Elizabeth H. Goddard, Secretary.