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1.2.15

July 14, 1842 • Thursday

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Fourteenth

Meeting of the Society——

Grove, July 14th.

Meeting opened by pray’r by Councillor [Sarah] Cleveland

The following persons receiv’d as members of the Society, to wit.

Rebecca Shirtliff

Patty Gates

Susan Thornton

Harriet Scovill

Ann Wormsley [Wamsley]

Lucetta Murdock

Sarah Dunn

Sarah M. Chaffin

Louisa Clark

Jane Barber

Nancy Hamer

Sally S. [Briggs] Alvord

Eliza Ells

Amanda Sanders

Frances Campion

Abigail Shelton

Elizabeth Boice [Boyce]

Roxcy Keller

Nancy Jackson

Caroline McCaslin

Elizabeth Cox

Mary Ann Case

Elizabeth Hardy

Dorothy Fry

Lucinda Bingham

Elizabeth Sumner

Mariah Sirine

Elizabeth Blackhurst

Mary Ann Dunn

Tamina Miner

Angeline Holden

Elizabeth King

Lydia Gates

Polly King

Matilda Case

Maria Lane

Celestia Baken [Bacon]

Laura McGeer [Laura M. Geer]

Mary Ames

Johanna Bennett

Nancy A. Co[u]lson

Cynthia Durphy

Elizabeth Corey

Almira J. Cairns

Louisa McCarty

Mary Whittle

Sophia Lanyon

Ronana [Roxana] Freeman

Rosetta Glazier

Mary Baldwin

Adaline Bonn[e]y

Olive Baldwin

[p. [74]]

Rene Baldwin

Mary Stoddard

Mehitable Duty

Mary Ann Price

Julyanna Fenswith [Julia Ann Farnsworth]

A. [Aggatha] A. Lee

Mary Clark

Almeda Stringham

Mary Rogers

Betsey Ann N. Pettigrew

Amy Porter

Caroline K. Pettigrew

Sylvia Carter

Lucinda S. Knights [Knight]

Lucinda G. Pace

Eliza Harrower [Harrover]

Ruth Luce

Martha Wilcox

Abigail Whaley

Mary Henderson

Jane Mills

Martha T. Workman

Esther S. Tyler

Lovica Butler

Eliza Robberd [Roberts]

Susanna Butler

Maria Hendricks

Mary Middleton

Mary Barton

Sarah C. Ellsworth

Susan Brown

Martha Jane Garrett

Caroline Crosby

Mary Ann Cole

Jane Hanks

Phebe A. [Amanda] Cole

Polly [Dolly] Brown

Sally Fisher

Nancy Brown

Sarah Ellsworth

Rebecca Tryon

Mary Lance

Eunice Eaton

Sarah Thompson

[Elizabeth] Matilda King

Mary Ann Deming

Caroline H. Robinson

Polly [Knight] Stringham

Olive Martin

Mary Ann Munghar

Ellen Carter

Jennett Kelsey

Evaline Palmer

Diana Kelsey

Elizabeth Outhouse

Mary H[o]uston

Anna Downey

Anna H[o]uston

Susanna H[o]uston

Ellen Neibaur

Nancy Porter

Betsey Ames

Elizabeth Bullard

Mary Hawley

Kezia Hunter

Abigail Abbott

Charlotte E. Magary [McGary]

Peggy Patten

[p. [75]]

Jemima Brace

Delana Parker

Verona G. [Jemima] Brace

Mary M. Hoyt

Sally Fowler

Susanna Green

Lucretia C. Bartholomew

Sarah Ann Wilcox

Lucy Hawkes

Sarah Mc[C]Lure [Killian]

Lydia Fido

The case of Sis. Brown was then laid before the meeting— sis. [Sophia] Packard objected— After many very pointed remarks concerning the necessity of acting upon the principle of forgiveness, the case was again presented upon the consideration that sis. Brown had manifested deep repentance for whatever imprudence she had been guilty of, and solicited forgiveness of the Society. Sis. A. Smith objected to her reception, on the ground that former objectors had not been satisfied—

The case of sis. Nighman [Jane Neyman],1 wishing admittance, was als[o] presented and objected.

Mrs. President said she could not urge fellowship where the sisters could not feel to fellowship— but where we cannot fellowship as a christian, we must not let the persons suffer in our midst. She then recommended old sis. [Prudence] Oakes2 3to the charity and the watch care of the Society.

Meeting adjourn’d—

Donations.

$

Rebecca Shirtliff

1,

00

Ann Wurmsley [Wamsley]

25,

Sarah Dunn

2,

25

Louisa Clark

75

Eliza Ells

4,

00

Frances Campion

3,

00

Elizabeth Boice

25

Elizabeth Cox

50

Elizabeth Hardy

25

[p. [76]]

$

Lucinda Bingham

3,

00

Mary Ann Dunn

..

50

Angeline Holden

..

37

Lydia Gates

1,

62

Matilda Case

1,

75

Celestia Baken

..

37

Elizabeth Corey

1,

25

Sophia Lanyon

11,

00

Patty Gates

1,

00

Harriet Scovil

1,

25

Lucetta Murdock

..

75

The above contributions were received from the Laharpe sisters, by Mrs Jones.4

Footnotes

  1. [1]This matter was discussed earlier at the April 28, 1842, Relief Society meeting. (Document 1.2, entry for Apr. 28, 1842.)

  2. [2]text: Possibly “Oaks”.

  3. [3]text: Ink changes to darker blue ink.

  4. [4]La Harpe, Illinois, was located about twenty-five miles east of Nauvoo. Latter-day Saint women at Lima, Illinois, also sent contributions. (Document 1.2, entry for Sept. 2, 1843.)