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1.2.14 July 7, 1842

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July 7, 1842 • Thursday

Minutes of the

Thirteenth Meeting of the


Grove July 7th

Meeting opened by singing “When I survey the wondrous cross” &c.1

Pray’r by sister [Sophia] Packard.

Mrs. President not present,2 the busines of the Society was defer’d, and the time spent in exhortation and speaking, singing and prayer, much to the comfort and edification of those present.

The following Donations were made to wit.


Mary Akerly



Catharine Spencer



Sophia Packard appropriated

20 lbs. flour

to Mrs. Birch

Mrs. D[e]uel appropriated

27 do [ditto]

to Mrs. Birch

Mrs. Winchester appropriated

25 do

for Mrs. Hawkes.

Prayer for the children earnestly recommended by Councillors [Sarah] Cleveland, [Elizabeth Ann] Whitney and others.

Meeting adjourn’d to next week.

[p. [73]]


  1. [1]Hymn 249, Collection of Sacred Hymns [1841], 272.

  2. [2]The entry in Joseph Smith’s journal for the day before this meeting records, “Rode out to La Harpe [Illinois] with sister Emma and others.” (Joseph Smith, Journal, July 6, 1842, in JSP, J2:74.)