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16 September 1881


Sanpete Stake Relief Society; Moroni, Utah Territory

[. . .] On the stand were [. . .] visiting sisters, Prest. E. R. Snow Smith and E. [Emmeline] B. Wells, from Salt Lake City [. . .]

President [Mary Ann P.] Hyde made a few remarks, expressing her gratification at having President E. R. Smith and E. B. Wells present after so long an absence, and her delight in hearkening to and receiving the counsel and instruction which might be given on the present occasion.

Sister Eliza then addressed the assembly: said she was much pleased to see so many present, and that the brethren had favored us with their presence, as she always felt stronger when the brethren were present. Was well pleased with the reports of the Stake; thought the societies of Sanpete County were ahead of all the Relief Societies in the Territory; that the poor and sick were well cared for, which is the first thing we should consider, and that these societies were organized for the purpose of helping the Bishops in attending to these duties. Dwelt much upon the training of children and duties of parents.

[. . .] [p. 95]

Source Note

Fanny Kofford, “R. S., Y. L. M. I. A. and Primary Reports: Sanpete,” Woman’s Exponent 10, no. 12 (15 Nov. 1881): 95.