13 September 1879
Retrenchment Association; Fourteenth Ward Meetinghouse, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory
Coun. E. R. Snow presiding. After the usual exercises of singing, prayer and reading of minutes, Miss E. R. Snow addressed the audience on the importance of a spiritual and intellectual education, the necessity of mothers having great wisdom, because they give character to the child, and that woman’s work was of as much importance as man’s. Our young people marry and go out to form new settlements—how much they stand in need of intelligence and the spiritual as well as mental training they can obtain through these associations if they are diligent. She made some excellent remarks upon faith and upon other subjects. In concluding she expressed a wish that the sisters who were not in the habit of addressing that meeting would rise and speak. Acting upon her suggestion, Sisters [Elmira] Tuft, Luce, Wheeler, Hudson, Louie [B.] Felt, Griggs, Due and several others spoke upon the principles of the Gospel and related incidents and experiences calculated to strengthen each other in faith and good works.
At the close of the meeting Miss E. R. Snow said, “I feel this has been a sweet feast to me this afternoon.”
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