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16 December 1881


Salt Lake Stake Relief Society; Salt Lake City Council House, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory

Two-story, stone-brick building with three chimneys and a lightning rod

Salt Lake City Council House, built in 1849. Photograph taken in 1869. (Courtesy Church History Library.)

[. . .] Present on the stand Pres. E. R. S. Smith, Mrs. B. [Bathsheba] W. Smith, Mrs. E. [Emmeline] B. Wells and the Secretary, Mrs. E. [Elizabeth A.] Howard. [. . .] Sister Eliza then addressed the meeting upon the duties and responsibilities of members of the Relief Societies, giving them in a concise and clear manner a good idea of how to perform these duties acceptably. Her teaching was well adapted to the capacity of all. She also exhorted them to live near to the Lord and try to be humble and to keep the Holy Spirit for a guide. [. . .]

Afternoon session: After singing, prayer by Mrs. E. R. S. Smith [. . .]

Sister Eliza gave some special instruction on important matters pertaining to the Relief Society [. . .] [p. 117]

Source Note

Synopsis of Minutes of R. S. Conference,” Woman’s Exponent 10, no. 15 (1 Jan. 1882): 117.