4 September 1881
Cache Valley Stake Relief Society; Logan Tabernacle, Logan, 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 Charles Ora Card Diary
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Sister E. R. Snow was the first Speaker. Said we have our duties to perform, Lord has called upon us to in our organized Body to assist in forwarding the great work.
We cannot Separate our interests from our brethren but move in concert with them. The conditions of Society depend greatly upon the Elevation of Woman.
No Mother Should consider any thing of more importance than the education and proper training of her children. Joseph Smith often used to meet with the Relief Societies Told them to take home a kind Spirit that they might comfort them when they came home tired You may instruct your child and unless your lives accord therewith it will avail but little. Said that Pres [Brigham] Young acknowledged his mistake in paying tithing for all of his wives and children, if he had it to do over again he would have the mothers do it for them selves and set the examples before their children.
We want to contend for the faith that was once delivered to the Sts [Saints] when the dead were raised Sick healed &c &c, fear and faith never dwell in the Same bosom. She closed by invoking the blessings of God upon all.
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II. From the Stake Relief Society Minutes
Sunday morning. [. . .] Remarks were made by Sisters Snow, [Emmeline B.] Wells & [Elizabeth A.] Howard
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[. . .] Sister Snow effected organizations of Y. L. M. I. [Young Ladies Mutual Improvement] Associations & Primaries Addresses were delivered by Sisters Snow and Howard.
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