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18 June 1880

Salt Lake Stake Relief Society; Assembly Hall, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory

A large church building with sharp pointed spires and a central tower

Assembly Hall, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory. Photograph by Charles R. Savage, circa 1866–1906. (Courtesy Church History Library.)

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Pres. E. R. Snow Smith referred to [p. 47] the good conference in Brigham City where the young ladies had spoken upon practical principles and were putting them in practice. Said the city council there had donated liberally of land for the purpose of raising mulberry trees to promote sericulture. Spoke of the calamities and judgements that were coming upon the earth, and that Zion would be the place of safety.

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2 P.M.: Meeting opened [. . .]

Pres. [Mary Isabella] Horne then spoke of a committee of two or three sisters to be formed in each Relief Society to look after new comers. [. . .]

“Sister Eliza” explained the subject clearly and stated that there was a positive necessity for such a committee, and gave good instruction on the subject. She then asked the sisters to take shares in the Silk Association and to interest themselves in this useful industry, which was now established on a firm basis.

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Source Note

Salt Lake Stake, Relief Society Record Book (1868–1903), pp. 47–48, CHL (LR 604 70). (Also available as “Salt Lake Stake Relief Society, Report, June 18 and 19, 1880,” First Fifty Years of Relief Society website, Church History Department, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, published 2017,

See also “New Organizations,” Deseret Evening News 13, no. 178 (19 June 1880): [3]; “Ladies’ Territorial and State Organizations,” Deseret Evening News 13, no. 179 (21 June 1880): [3]; and E. B. W., “Salt Lake Stake Relief Society Conference,” Woman’s Exponent 9, no. 3 (1 July 1880): 21.

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