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26 May 1878

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

Prest E R Snow presiding

[. . .] [p. 19] [. . .]

President E. R. Snow then said: I am very pleased to again meet with my sisters, we have a great many good Sisters in our Association; when we first commenced our meetings, I was an entire stranger to most of them, I feel pleased with the union that exists among us, and I trust that it may continue to grow and increase, Father cannot withhold the blessings from his daughters who live up to the requirements which are made of them He is not only working to save people, but he is [p. 20] manufacturing a self saviour to save the human family and it is therefore necessary that we should be tried.—And those who will be saviour on Mount Zion must neither swerve to the right or left, but acknowledge the Hand of God in all things How many times when I have been brought into very close corners, I have said: Father what do you want me to learn by this? We need not feel Discouraged, because there are only a few of us present, if we only have a few, who are full of integrity, we can accomplish a great deal; I feel very well satisfied, with the reports today, we should watch ourselves closely; I heard of some who should say that plurality do not bring blessings. God never would have established such a thing, if there were no blessings attached to it, not that I think that every one has to live it, but they have to uphold it. We should be carefull that no spirit, but that of God, intrudes itself so that we can enjoy the sweet peacefull influence, which emanates from God.

[. . .] [p. 21]

Source Note

Eighteenth Ward, Salt Lake Stake, Relief Society Minutes and Records (1877–1941), vol. 1 (1877–1892), pp. 19–21, CHL (LR 2523 14); Mary Schettler, Secretary.

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