20 May 1881

Salt Lake City Tenth Ward Primary; Tenth Ward Meetinghouse, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory

The face of a brick building is pictured, with a small sign reading “TENTH WARD MEETING HOUSE.” Vines are growing on the face of the building with shrubs growing in front of it

Tenth Ward Meetinghouse, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory. (Used by permission, Utah State Historical Society.)

[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

[. . .] Sister Snow said I am very happy to be with you today. Asked the children a few questions about the holy ghost which were promptly answered. If you do any thing [w]rong the Lord knows it and it is put on the record book in heaven and if it is not a good record when the books are opened and see it you will feel very bad. Made some interresting remarks on the subject of faith and related an instanice about a man getting his arm mashed to attoms and it being healed by the power of the holy ghost and faith in the lord. The Lord says the time will come when sicknes will prevail over the whole earth and if we have faith in the lord we must not flinch. I think your bishop aught [ought] to feel proud of the primary association of the 10 ward and also the young ladies association for they are in a very good condition. [. . .] [p. 63]

Source Note

Tenth Ward, Park Stake, Primary Association Minutes and Records (1879–1972), vol. 1 (1879–1882), p. 63, CHL (LR 9051 18).

II. From the Woman’s Exponent

[. . .] There were many visitors on the platform—Sisters E. R. S. Smith, B. [Bathsheba] W. Smith, S. [Sarah] M. Kimball, M. I. [Mary Isabella] Horne, M. P. [Margaret Peirce] Young, E. S. [Elmina Shepard] Taylor, Agnes Park, Mary Gray, Louie Felt, E. C. S. [Ellen Curtis Spencer] Clawson, and E. [Emmeline] B. Wells, also Prest. George Teasdale of Nephi [. . .] [p. 5]

[. . .] Sister Eliza and other ladies addressed the children upon faith, virtue, prayer and other subjects of importance and commended them for the good order they had observed, and also for rendering their respective parts so creditably to themselves and those who presided over them.

[. . .] [p. 6]

Source Note

Anniversary,” Woman’s Exponent 10, no. 1 (1 June 1881): 5–6.

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