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15 August 1879


Bear River Relief Society; Bear River City, Utah Territory

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Pres [Christina] Albertsen was happy to have Sister Eliza R Snow & Harriet A Snow and other visitors with us today

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Eliza R Snow arose and said not one of us have yet obeyed the gospel but we have but just commenced and will have to continue through this life and a great deal longer, as every [p. 168] one must work out their own Salvation spoke of the work of women said we should entertain no fear of the next life, so long as we are faithful and do our duty in this life spoke of being punctual and it will establish confidence among us. said it is the duty of these Societies to look after the poor and sick, but first look in to the circumstances of the needy. said if we live by the celistial law we will obtain celestial glory and come back to the presence of our father. Referred to the Primary Association the mothers should sustain it. spoke many other good things.

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Eliza R Snow arose & desired the sisters to arise who wore homemade hats.

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Source Note

Bear River City Branch, Box Elder Stake, Relief Society Minutes and Records (1869–1973), vol. 1 (1869–1883), pp. 168–169, CHL (LR 10822 14); Mary H. Fridal, Secretary.