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9 November 1880


Scipio Primary; Scipio, Utah Territory

[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 Primary Minutes

Minutes of organizing the Scipio Primary Association under the superintendency of Sister E. R. Snow and Zina D. [H.] Young. [. . .] Amusing instructions were given by Sister E. R. Snow, when they proceeded to organizing the children with officers. [. . .] Sister E. Snow then had them recite in concert the Lords Prayer. Then showed them the necessity of faith in God, giving instances of members of the Primary [p. 1] Associations in healing the sick &c, and very much encouraging them to attend and perform their several parts in duty. [. . .] Sister Snow them <then> let them view a beautiful gold watch formerly owned by the Prophet Joseph Smith. Told them what would result from there being faithful in the Primary association [. . .]

[. . .] Benediction by Sister E. R. Snow and the children in concert.

[. . .] [p. 2]

Source Note

Scipio Ward, Millard Stake, Primary Association Minutes and Records (1880–1966), vol. 1 (1880–1884), pp. 1–2, CHL (LR 8179 18); Elzina Martin, Secretary.

II. From the Relief Society Minutes

Minutes of organizing the Scipio Primary Association under the superintendency of Sisters E R Snow and Zina D [H.] Young. [. . .] Amusing instructions were given by E R Snow, when they proceeded to organize the children with officers [. . .] Sist E Snow then had them recite in concert the Lords Prayer. Then showed them the necessity of faith in God giving instances of members of other Primary associations in healing the Sick, etc, and very much encouraging them to attend and perform their several parts in dutie

[. . .]

Sist Snow then let them view a beautiful gold watch formaly [formerly] owned by the Prophet Joseph Smith. Told them what would result from their being faithful in the Primary association

[. . .]

The matter of raising means for the benifet of the B Y Academy also brought before the people by Sist [Elizabeth F.] Yates who suggested a subscription of the Relief Society of $20.00— carried This was headed by Sisters Snow and Young donating $10 ten Dol each [. . .] [p. 35] [. . .]

[. . .] Benediction by Sister Snow and the children in concert. [. . .] [p. 36]

Source Note

Scipio Ward, Millard Stake, Relief Society Minutes and Records (1880–1920), vol. 1 (1880–1895), pp. 35–36, CHL (LR 8179 14).