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31 October 1879


Summit Stake Relief Society; Coalville Schoolhouse, Coalville, Utah Territory

A brick building with rectangular windows and a central tower

Coalville schoolhouse, circa 1920. (Courtesy, L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Harold B. Lee Library, BYU.)

[Editorial Note: This discourse was reported in several sources. Two versions are transcribed below. For more information, see the source note following each transcript.]

I. From the Woman’s Exponent

[. . .] Pres. Sarah S. Richards and other officers of the organization were on the stand, as also Pres. Eliza R. Snow and Mrs. E. [Elizabeth A.] Howard of Salt Lake City [. . .]

Pres. E. R. Snow addressed the meeting. She spoke at length upon the duties of parents to their children, and referred to the too frequent neglect of the rising generation, in not bringing them up in habits of care, thrift and industry. If we wish the generatien that succeeds us to be better, wiser and more intelligent than the present one, we must commence in earnest, educate our children intelligently, inculcate true and correct principles into their minds, teach them to be wise and good, and to assist them in qualifying themselves for the duties that will in the future be required of them.

Afternoon session [. . .]

Pres. E. R. Snow again occupied a few moments.

[. . .] [p. 110]

Source Note

Sarah S. Richards and Jessie S. Boyden, “R. S. Reports: Summit Stake,” Woman’s Exponent 8, no. 14 (15 Dec. 1879): 110.

II. From the Relief Society Minutes

Present.— [. . .] Relief Society Presidents, Sisters E. R. Snow & E. [Elizabeth A.] Howard of Salt Lake City. [. . .] [n.p.] [. . .]

The remaining portion of the mornings meeting was occupied by Sister E. R. Snow in addressing the Conference upon objects <subjects> of intrest and benefit to the people and encouragingly to the Officers and members of the Societies and counseled them upon matters pertaining to their various duties

[. . .]

At 2 oclock p.m. the Conference again assembled [. . .] [n.p.] [. . .]

Sister E. R. Snow briefly reviewed <the> teachings Given during the Conference.

[. . .] [n.p.]

Source Note

Coalville Utah Stake, Relief Society Minutes and Records (1879–1971), vol. 1 (1879–1897), n.p., CHL (LR 8808 14); Jessie S. Boyden, Secretary.