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3 April 1878

Davis Stake Relief Society; Farmington Meetinghouse, Farmington, Utah Territory

Single-story, stone meetinghouse, Farmington, Utah, circa 1900

Farmington meetinghouse, Farmington, Utah, circa 1900. (Courtesy Church History Library.)

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Miss E. R. Snow said “I hope the Sisters realize the importance of this organization. The duties devolving upon the Sisters as helps to the Priesthood are just beginning to be felt. We are learning that we are not to be so contractive in our habits, & not devote ourselves entirely to the kitchen. I find that those who do the best at home are the ones who do the most good in the organizations.

By meeting together, our hearts are made happy & our burdens light.” She then advised mothers to teacher their daughters to become good housekeepers. Asked God to bless those who are taking an interest in the silk Culture.

President Mary Ann Hyde thought we were blest in having such organizations, was pleased with the Officers. [p. 1]

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Counsellor Christopher Layton [. . .] Is always glad to meet Sister Snow. Asked God to bless her. etc.

Coun. Anson Call [. . .] [p. 2] [. . .] Hoped the sisters would pay good attention to the instruction of sister snow regarding the education of our daughters, for that is the thing most needful, if we wish our country to become great. [. . .] [p. 3]

Source Note

Davis Stake, Relief Society Minutes and Records, vol. 1, pp. 1–3, CHL (LR 2160 14); Lucy A. Clark, Secretary.

See also Bountiful Utah Orchard Stake, Relief Society Minutes and Records (1878–1973), vol. 1 (1878–1906), n.p., CHL (LR 2159 14); and Lucy A. Clark, “R. S. Reports,” Woman’s Exponent 6, no. 22 (15 Apr. 1878): 170.

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3 April 1878, Davis Stake Relief Society; Farmington Meetinghouse, Farmington, Utah Territory, The Discourses of Eliza R. Snow, accessed July 21, 2024