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12 June 18831


Box Elder Stake Relief Society; Box Elder Tabernacle, Brigham City, Utah Territory

[. . .]

Sister E. R. S. Smith

I consider it an honor to meet you in this building I do love to see the sisters if they are of one heart and mind as a R. S. [Relief Society] we are a great blessing those that are active are doing their duty and accomplishing much. I acknowledge your good work yet I feel it is necesary to try to do a little better the more we can humble ourselves the more we can cherish the Holy Spirit Sisters I want put on your guard look well after your children We do much to[o] lightly, lightmindedness has its affects on the tender one. The church was not fully organized before [1 illegible word] R. S. was organized

[. . .] [p. 122]

Source Note

Box Elder Stake, Relief Society Minutes and Records (1857–1944), vol. 4 (1878–1890), p. 122, CHL (LR 933 14).

See also E. R. Snow Smith, “An Interesting Trip,” Woman’s Exponent 12, no. 3 (1 July 1883): 17.