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10 June 1880

Willard Relief Society; Willard, Utah Territory

Meeting called to order by Sister [Mary A.] Hubbard, singing (O my Father thou that dwellest) [. . .]

Sister Eliza Snow felt happy to be united with so noble a band of Sisters, said the hand of the Lord had been over us for good and is in every circumstance that we should strive to overcome our weaknesses and honor every ordinance in the Church and be honorable wives and mothers stated this House is a Monument of our united efforts, exhorted the Sisters to raise silk and with the Bishop’s permission presented the resignation of Sister Susannah N. Facer as first Councillor in the Primary Association and Motioned that Sister Sophia P. Hubbard as first councillor in the Primary Association carried unanimously referred to the Y. L. A. [Young Ladies Association] and stated that six councillors are unnessary as only two are required, Motioned that Sister Susannah Facer be sustained as President of the Y. L. I. A. carried unanimously stated that Sister Facer would choose her Councillors, Motioned that Sister Marian [Marion S.] Perry, Sen, act as first Councillor, carried unanimously, and Nancy Henriette Parish be second Councillor, carried unmiously [unanimously] referred to the benefit of the Primary Associations and the Sabbath Schools to the children but stated it is the Mother that forms the character of the children exhorted the Sisters to teach the children Faith in God and concluded her remarks by praying the Lord to bless each one of the Sisters

Bishop [George W.] Ward approved of what had been said by Sister Snow and exhorted us to carry out the instruction we had received and treasure them up

[. . .] [p. 122] [. . .]

Sister Eliza Snow referred to the Shares of the Womens Book and stated she had brought 7.00. in Money and 3 Books value 9.00. as dividend to the Share in the Y. L. I. A, spoke of silk raising also of getting Machinery to work the silk up and stated the Shares would be 10.00. each but it was not necessary to pay it down all at once, would buy all the Cacoons that was raised at 2.00. per pound for the best was getting up a Primary Hymn Book on purpose for the Children

[. . .] [p. 123]

Source Note

North Willow Creek Ward, Box Elder Stake, Relief Society Minutes and Records (1868–1973), vol. 3 (1876–1886), pp. 122–123, CHL (LR 10189 14); Hannah B. Cook, Secretary.

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