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21 February 1885


Retrenchment Association; Fourteenth Ward Assembly Hall, Salt Lake City, Utah Territory

White building with wood trim

Salt Lake City Fourteenth Ward meetinghouse and assembly hall, circa 1890. (Courtesy Church History Library.)

[Editorial Note: This discourse was reported in two different sources. Both versions are transcribed below. For more information, see the source note following each transcript.]

I. From the Salt Lake Stake Relief Society Minutes

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Sister Snow was delighted to meet with the sisters. Gave a brief account of the way encouraged the saints to be prayerful and faithful in the performance of every duty and the Lord will overrule every thing for the good of the true L. D. S. [Latter-day Saint] His Saints are dear to him and he will care for them.

I feel proud of the brethren who are imprisoned for their religions sake for they have shown themselves to be brave and true. Related a dream concerning the ship Zion, exhorted the sisters to be firm and faithful, closed by praying God [p. 60] to bless all who desired to do right. [. . .] [p. 61]

Source Note

Salt Lake Stake, Relief Society Minutes and Records (1882–1973), vol. 1 (1882–1890), pp. 60–61, CHL (LR 604 14).

II. From the Woman’s Exponent

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Prest. [Mary Isabella Hales] Horne [. . .] Made other good remarks, and spoke affectionately of Sister Eliza, who then addressed the congregation.

Sister E. R. S. S., after expressing her pleasure in meeting with the sisters once more, gave a brief account of the way in which she had passed the winter, and encouraged the sisters to be prayerful and faithful in the performance of every duty and God would overrule everything for the good of the true Latter-day Saint. His Saints are dear to Him, and He will care for them. "I feel proud of those brethren who are imprisoned for the sake of their religion, for they have shown themselves to be true and brave. The principle of plural marriage is as sacred to-day as ever it was, and I am proud of those who have courage enough to obey it. If we are such a people as God loves we will not shrink or cower if every nation should rise up against us; for He loves the noble and brave and the righteous." She then related a dream concerning the ship of Zion, and earnestly exhorted the sisters to be firm and faithful, and closed by praying God to bless all who desired to do right. [. . .] [p. 157]

Source Note

Ladies Semi-Monthly Meeting,” Woman’s Exponent 13, no. 20 (15 Mar. 1885): 157.