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17 April 1879


Davis Stake Relief Society; Farmington, Utah Territory

Present from Salt Lake Sisters E. R. Snow & E. [Emmeline] B. Wells. [. . .] [p. 28]

[. . .] [p. 29]

Afternoon Session [. . .]

Sister Snow spoke of the rapid growth of the Relief Societies, & the great good resulting therefrom. Exhorted the sisters to be united in sustaining home manufacture. Her remarks were more especially concerning Silk culture. Advised that the Co. [county] be organized into a Stake Silk Association. Said it would be necessary to have machinery.

[. . .]

Bro. Anson Call, by invitation of sister Snow, organized this As— [Association], but before doing so made a few remarks, during which he said, he felt that he was among the finest, & most noble workmanship of God, viz—women. [. . .] [p. 30]

Sister Snow gave some brief instructions regarding the raising of silk. Urged mothers to send their children to the P. A. [Primary Association]

[. . .] [p. 31]

Source Note

Davis Stake, Relief Society Minutes and Records (1878–1915), vol. 1 (1878–1887), pp. 28–31, CHL (LR 2160 14).

See also “Home Affairs,” Woman’s Exponent 7, no. 22 (15 Apr. 1879): 226; and “Home Affairs,” Woman’s Exponent 7, no. 23 (1 May 1879): 234.