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27 July 1883


Davis Stake Relief Society; Kaysville, Utah Territory

There were present from Salt Lake City Sisters E R Snow and Zina [D. H.] Young [. . .]

Sister Eliza R. Snow said that saints ought to love each other This is one object of the organization of the sisters. We want to get acquainted with each other exchange our views and ideas talk about common affairs of life have our spirits refreshed The Prophet Joseph [Smith] said this organization would be the most glorious if the instructions were carried out It already attracts attention. She made interesting remarks concerning the Holy Ghost said we should have it for our constant companion the nearer we draw to God the nearer he condesends to us We should always cultivate and encourage the Spirit of God. And if at any time we desire to speak of the goodness of God we should not let any evil influence bind us to our seats. Prayed God to bless us all. [p. 151]

[. . .] Sister Eliza Snow encouraged the children to attend Primary Associations and Sunday Schools mentioned the valiant young men that we read of in the Book of Mormon What faith they had. Parents should instill [p. 152] the same in the hearts of our children. Bore a faithful testimony to Plural marriage gave some good instruction in regard to it related her experience

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Sister Snow then blessed us all in tongues the interpretation was given by Sister Zina Young [. . .]

Ben [Benediction] by Sister Eliza R Snow Smith

[. . .] [p. 153]

Source Note

Davis Stake, Relief Society Minutes and Records (1878–1915), vol. 1 (1878–1887), pp. 151–153, CHL (LR 2160 14).