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4 September 1877


Salt Lake City Twentieth Ward Young Ladies; Twentieth Ward Schoolhouse, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory

White, two-story, brick building with two chimneys protruding from the opposite ends of the roof

Salt Lake City Twentieth Ward schoolhouse. Church meetings were often held in this building. (Used by permission, Utah State Historical Society.)

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Mrs. Sarah Howard said [. . .] I do not to take up the time as we have Sister Snow and Other Sisters present I will give way asking the [p. 142] Lord to bless us with his holy Spirit amen

Sister Snow said I am always pleased to meet with your in your Societies they will prepare you to become useful members in the Church and Kingdom of God this is what they are for and what you were Born in this Dispensation for in no better way can we understand our duties then meeting to gether in these Religious exercises I was thinking wether all these Young Ladies belong to this Association if they follow path of goodness they will become Emenently [Eminently] useful in Zion if these young Ladies had not been Organised there would not have been so much to aid in Building Temples and it will be Recorded in Book of Life. this is something that the Angels will mention we want the good feeling of the Ange<ls> they report our doings how pleasing to the Reflections when we are doing good then to was [waste?] our time. I hope each one is laying a foundation to become great they must become good A dishonest Person will never hold to the end be faithful and Honest be Punctuial [Punctual] and if you accustom Yourselves to be Punctuial in every thing you undertake to do in this way you will make your selves the Ones that can be Depended on these may be small things to talk on I want you <to make> up minds to carry these out in your lives I hope you will go on improveng untill you will become like the Holy Women of Old whose names were held in Honorable Remembrance we should not spend all our time on ourselves continue to Improve and you will be a great help to your Bishop [John Sharp] in Zion I say God bless you and may you obtain a fulness of happiness.

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Source Note

Twentieth Ward, Ensign Stake, Young Women’s Mutual Improvement Association Minutes and Records (1875–1973), vol. 1 (1875–1897), pp. 142–143, CHL (LR 9455 17).

See also Sarah Howard and Elizabeth Matthews, “R. S. Reports,” Woman’s Exponent 6, no. 9 (1 Oct. 1877): 71.