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6 May 1878


Malad Relief Society; Malad, Idaho Territory

Special Meeting with the President Miss Eliza R. Snow and Mrs Elizabeth Davis from Salt Lake City, May 6th 1878 [. . .]

Sr Eliza R, Snow felt pleased with the presence of the bretheren considered it a great help to her for her sole intrest was in the gospel knew it was the same with the bretheren spoke upon obedience to the Preisthood felt willing to instruct the sisters, desired the sisters to pray for her she had a mision to fill and would strive to fulfil it, spoke upon the Prophet Joseph [Smith] and the first organization of the relief society and the power of God manifested in that Meeting, Spoke upon unity, and the greatness of the spirits that have come forth in this Dispensation and if found worthy will be made Kings and preists unto god

we should not stoop to anything debasing to a saint of God, but practice that which will enoble us, as a relief society we have a great Mission to fill

spoke upon the Position and feelings of an apostate refered to the time when called upon to stand as witness for the truth against men who proved false to the Kingdom of God, we must be undivided in the gospel and keep our covenants sacred befor God and our bretheren and sisters, the gospel will elevate woman and bring her back to celestial Glory to the presence of God, counselled the sisters to live faithful before the Lord and sickness and desiese [disease] would be removed from us comforted the sisters that had lost their children, spoke upon tithing and the blessings of the same [p. 75]

spoke upon home industry and the blessing that follow those that practiced it instead of following the fashions of the world we should listen to the counsel of the Preisthood and be guided by them

spoke upon silk culture and the planting of mulbery trees and the benefits to be derived from this branch of home industry, spoke upon Celestial Morage [Marriage] and its blessings if practiced Counselled us to throw the mantel of Charity over each others faults.

[. . .] [p. 76]

Source Note

Malad Ward, Malad Stake, Relief Society Minutes and Records (1874–1915), vol. 1 (1874–1908), pp. 75–76, CHL (LR 5191 14).

See also Elizabeth Davis, “The Sisters’ Visit North,” Woman’s Exponent 7, no. 1 (1 June 1878): 3.