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Above All to Have Charity

She Looked upon the Sisters as Mothers Eves and by doing all the good we could one for the other and abov[e] all to have Chierity [charity]. (15 June 1869)

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Eliza R. Snow, second general president of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was a prolific speaker and the most influential Latter-day Saint woman of her time. She taught religious doctrine, emphasized practical principles, shared her political opinions, and conveyed love and encouragement for church members in nearly twelve hundred discourses given from 1840 to 1887 in western Illinois and throughout Utah and Idaho territories. Snow’s discourses are being published on this website in regular batches. Once all of her discourses are published here, a print volume of selected discourses will follow.

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