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19 May 1879


Sanpete Stake Relief Society; Manti, Utah Territory

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We were blessed with the presence of Sisters Eliza R. Snow and M. I. [Mary Isabella] Horne, who were making a visit through the country, holding meetings and organizing Primary Associations.

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There were present on the stand President Eliza R. Snow, M. I. Horne and M. A. [Mary Ann] P. Hyde, with her counselors, Elizabeth [W.] Allred and Anna [Ane U.] Larsen [. . .]

Sister Snow then addressed the congregation, principally on home manufacture and on becoming self-sustaining. Asked the sisters if they were preparing for Babylon to fall? Told them to take hold of silk manufacturing, and plant mulberry trees and prepare to make their own apparel.

Spoke of having a hospital that could be controlled by those of our own faith that there could be a place where the young girls could be taught to administer herbs in faith and become good, efficient nurses and understand the human system.

She then organized a Silk Association [. . .] also asked that an agent be appointed in each Relief Society for the Silk Association.

President [Canute] Petersen then expressed his gratification with the proceedings of the Conference and the remarks that had been made. Asked God to bless Sister Snow and all the sisters in their labors to build up the kingdom of God. [. . .]

Afternoon Session. [. . .] A number of other sisters spoke, all felt edified with the instructions given by the worthy Sisters Snow and Horne. They were sufficient, if observed and put into practice by the people to qualify them for an exaltation in the Celestial Kingdom of our God, which is hoped will be our happy lot.

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Source Note

Fanny Kofford, “R. S. Reports,” Woman’s Exponent 8, no. 5 (1 Aug. 1879): 34.

See also A. S. Cox, “Sericulture in Sanpete,” Deseret News 28, no. 21 (25 June 1879): [15]; Sanpete Stake, Relief Society Minutes and Records (1879–1921), vol. 1 (1893–1905), p. 101, CHL (LR 8046 14); and Fanny Kofford, “R. S. Reports,” Woman’s Exponent 8, no. 9 (1 Oct. 1879): 66.