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29 October 1878

Peoa Relief Society; Peoa Schoolhouse, Peoa, Utah Territory

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Sister E R Snow said Joseph Smith said, “The Society is to save souls.” There is a record that will show every act of our lives. in a future day we will meet every act of our lives Never shirk a duty. If I had I would not have been here to-day. I will not yield principles but I will yield my feelings. Honor every principle that is revealed.

We must govern our feelings not let our feelings govern us. These organizations are to place us in such a position that we can work out our own salvation. Let us keep our aims on heavenly things. Our aim is to be coworkers with our brethren. Encourage home manufactures We have some home made ribbons that will compare favorably with imported. We used to meet together and pray and the Lord would scarcely with-hold any blessing from us but we have to put all hardness from our hearts [p. 78] Be-ware of false sympathy. We are only saved so far as we get the victory. It is not merely to save people that the Lord is working at[;] it is Saviors that He is trying to make manufacture[.] We have got to earn what we get. Just so much Babylonish material as we use we are just that much in bondage to Babylon

The Lamanites have not so much of the Love of the world as we have I do not under stand why the Brethren are not more willing to help lay up grain. I think the sisters are as much in favor of Poligamy Plural marriage as the brethren.

What are our puny feelins compared with the law of God.

[. . .] [p. 79]

Source Note

Peoa Ward, Summit South Stake, Relief Society Minutes and Records (1875–1973), vol. 1 (1875–1887), pp. 78–79, CHL (LR 6841 14); Harriet M. Marchant, Secretary.

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

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