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10 September 1881


Weber Stake Primary; Ogden Tabernacle, Ogden, Utah Territory

A long, rectangular building with triangle roof, a single chimney, and three arched, front-facing windows.

Original Ogden Stake Tabernacle. Used by permission, Utah State Historical Society.

Visitors from Salt Lake City; Sisters Elizah R. Snow, Emeline [Emmeline] B Wells, Sarah [G.] Richards, Louie [B.] Felt, President of all the associations of Zion, and Sister [Elizabeth A.] Howard.

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[. . .] Sister Elizah R. Snow then adressed the children—. Said she was pleased to see their pleasant faces, was pleased with their minutes and reports, also with the exercises. Then asked them what were the first principles of a meeting.—Answer, punctuality <and> order. Said all should say, Amen. Asked what the meaning of Amen was—Children answered, So Let it Be—Sister Snow then said she had organized the children not only in Utah, but in all our settlements in Idaho and Nevada.—All now have their Conferences. Spoke of the Fair the children were going to have—expected some of the greatest talents would come from the children. She then spoke of Sister Felt and said she was the President of all the Primary Associations in the World.—said all the little boys should learn to Sing.

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Afternoon Meeting

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Sister Elizah R. Snow next spoke, telling them of the children she saw while travelling in Egypt Asked them questions about Jesus,—told them when they partook of the Sacrament, they should never laugh.—Said the children looked beautiful to her,—never saw a more beautiful sight—said some of the boys would be ordained Bishops <and> some Apostles, and the girls would become useful women in the church.

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Source Note

Weber Stake, Primary Association Minutes and Records (1879–1968), vol. 1 (1879–1915), pp. 27–30, CHL (LR 9970 18); Elizabeth N. Hill, Secretary.

See also “Quarterly Conference of the Primary Associations of Weber Stake of Zion,” Ogden Daily Herald 1, no. 112 (12 Sept. 1881): [4].