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8 February 1879


Lynne Relief Society; Lynne Schoolhouse, Lynne, Utah Territory

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The President Mary Bird said she was thankful to see so many of the sisters present said that Sister Snow would address us to-day and she wished to listen to the counsel and profit thereby

Sister Eliza R. Snow taken the stand she said without the S[p]irit of God prompted her that she could not say any thing said the Relief society was organized in the days of Joseph Smith and by him and it was not merely for the poor but for the building of the Kingdom of God she told us as a body of sisters to go to the polls and vote and show our faith by our works for if we wished to be saved we must save ourselves said we must sustain home manufacture that it was the commencement of our independence said we must be united if we would stand in the Kingdom Of God she counseled ust [us to] meet often and advised us to save our wheat [. . .]

D. [David] H. Peery said he was thankful to meet with the sisters said he knew the Spirit of God was with us that he wished us to treasure up every word that Sister Snow and Sister [Jane S.] Richards said to us [. . .] Sister Bird said she hoped that sisters would hearken to the counsels of Sisters Snow and Richards and also Brother Peery. [. . .] [p. 19]

Source Note

Lynne Ward, Weber Stake, Relief Society Minutes and Records (1878–1973), vol. 1 (1878–1885), p. 19, CHL (LR 6405 14).

See also “Home Affairs,” Woman’s Exponent 7, no. 19 (1 Mar. 1879): 203.