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18 September 1881


Indianola Primary; Indianola,1 Utah Territory

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Sunday morning a large number of wagons and carriages wended their way towards Indianola. Bishop Spencer, Joseph, Nephi and others were expecting our arrival, and met the entire party with a hearty welcome. There were two meetings there, and the speeches all had to be interpreted, which occupied a little more time. Sister Mary, a Lamanite woman, Counselor to the President of the Relief Society, delivered an eloquent address in a manner which would have reflected credit upon an educated white woman. In the afternoon Sister Eliza effected an organization of the children, which included ten little Lamanites—the first instance of this kind on record. She also presented each of them with one of her Primary Hymn Books. The Indians manifested the greatest interest in all the proceedings, and one could not help feeling that the prophecies concerning this down-trodden race were about to be fulfilled.

[. . .] [p. 84]

Source Note

Visit to Sanpete,” Woman’s Exponent 10, no. 11 (1 Nov. 1881): 84.