24 November 1876
Grain Committee; Social Hall, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory
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Miss E. R. Snow, of the Central Committee, in her remarks, referred to having recently visited Brigham City, and that her brother, who is president there (Lorenzo D. Snow,) thought this movement of the sisters a step in the right direction. Br. F. [Franklin] D. Richards, of Ogden had said to her, he thought what the sisters did this year in regard to buying grain must be done immediately as there could be nothing done after Christmas. There are many of the brethren in authority, Bishops and others, who have spoken kindly and favorably to the sisters, and given the movement their hearty endorsement. A spirit of energy and enterprise is manifest among the sisters to invest their means in such a manner as shall be approved by heaven. Not all the laces and silks in the world could compare with bread stuff in the time of scarcity.
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