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19 June 1880


Salt Lake Stake Young Ladies; 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.

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Pres. E. R. Snow Smith said the greatest obstacle to speaking in public was pride; a speaker must be absorbed in the subject, we must be humble instruments in the hands of God. After some other remarks, she nominated Mrs. Elmina S. Taylor to preside over all the Y. L. M. I. A. [Young Ladies Mutual Improvement Association] in all the Stakes of Zion. She was unanimously elected. Mrs. Maggie Y. Taylor and Miss Mattie [Martha H.] Horne were chosen and elected her Counselors, Miss Louie [Louisa M.] Wells, Secretary, and Mrs. Fanny Young Thatcher, Treasurer.

Mrs. Louie [Louise B.] Felt made a few remarks [. . .] What Sister Snow had said about pride touched her; she was proud of the principles of the Gospel. [. . .]

Sister Eliza moved that the young ladies have Sister Taylor visit them in their respective Associations, and those who did not do anything resign their position, that some one be put in the place who would fill it more creditably.

[. . .] [p. 35]

Source Note

E. B. W., “R. S., Y. L. M. I. A. and Primary Reports,” Woman’s Exponent 9, no. 5 (1 Aug. 1880): 35. (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, churchhistorianspress.org.)

See also “New Organizations,” Deseret Evening News 13, no. 178 (19 June 1880): [3]; E. B. W., “Ladies’ Territorial and State Organizations,” Deseret Evening News 13, no. 179 (21 June 1880): [3]; “Salt Lake Stake Relief Society Conference,” Woman’s Exponent 9, no. 3 (1 July 1880): 21. and Salt Lake Stake, Relief Society Record Book (1868–1903), p. 47, CHL (LR 604 70).