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16 October 1878


Samaria Relief Society; Samaria, Idaho Territory

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Mrs E R Snow then addressed the congregation after some appropriate opening remarks asked if we were really saints or merely professed to be saints she said it would be well to think and reflect about it she instructed the young ladies not use slang phrases or corrupt their minds with bad words encouraged the sisters to patronize home productions encouraged the sisters to home industry to get mulberry trees and plant them out procure silk worms raise silk so that they may be able to make their own clothing encouraged the sisters to make their own straw hats encouraged the young sisters to read good books said they should read the Deseret news Juvennile <instructor> W [Woman’s] exponent said for to r[e]fine ourselves as much as possiple said that if we would live up to our religion we would [p. 56] become gentlemen and ladies encouraged the young people to politeness [. . .] [p. 57]

Source Note

Samaria Ward, Malad Stake, Relief Society Minutes and Records (1875–1973), vol. 1 (1875–1889), pp. 56–57, CHL (LR 7849 14).

See also “Report of a Missionary Tour,” Woman’s Exponent 7, no. 13 (1 Dec. 1878): 103.