8 December 1885

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

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Aposel [Apostle] L [Lorenzo] Snow and E. R S. Smith present

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E. R. Snow

By the request of the presidint I arise I ask for your faith. All will be tried to the utmost, and each show to whom they lean. all the half hearted will be shaken out and the faithful cleave to the body of the saints, as I look upon you and feel every one will prove true, if we perform every little duty the Lord will prove us, and He can help us through We must be on our guard continual[l]y Spoke of the imprisenment of my [many] of the breathren This is not the worst m[a]y the Lord bless every one here and help us to prove faithful amen

[. . .] [p. 148]

Source Note

Box Elder Stake, Relief Society Minutes and Records (1857–1944), vol. 4 (1878–1890), p. 148, CHL (LR 933 14).