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Undated Meeting • September 1843

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1Eleventh meeting of the

Society

Second Ward

Meeting opend with singing and prayer

Prayer by Sister Jones

P[hebe] M Wheeler rose and said that as the prest and councillors were not present and yet necessa[r]y that the Society proceed to business Councillor [Elizabeth Ann] Whitney having requested her to attend and do the best she could She desird [p. [116]] that some one might be appointed by the voice of the society to act for the present time for the Society

It was motion’d and seconded by sister Orson [Catherine] Spencer and unanimously carried thas [that] sister M. Peck act for the Society for this pressent time

The following names were receiv’d by vote

Margaret McDougall

Agnes Hill

Mahala D More

Nancy Bradly

Artemisia Wiscom [Wixom]

Sister Peck rose said we would like to hear from the sicke poor— that our sympathies may be awaken’d for them that they may be relievd and comforted

Sister [Lydia] Granger said she had only visited a few families

Sister Huntsman said Br Levi Stalts [Stilts] family were in a suffering condition— living in the 2d Ward on La Harpe road

Sis King said she had visited the sick of 2d ward found but few suffring families

Sister Granger said the sick of th[e] 4th ward were no better their sufferings verry great

Sis Wheeler spoke of the situation of Sistr [Francis] Lew Law Who is late from New York left her funds there $300 which is due her this present season said she desired to get to New Orleans and from thence to N. York it being the voice of the first ward that Sister Emma should be cunsulted Sister [Sophia] Packard was appointed to see her

Sister Packerd rose said that she had laid her case before Sistr Emma the Prest that as she 〈Mrs Lew Law〉 was now in reduced circumstances and had money due her it was her council that the Society help her to N Orleans

Sister Sessions said she would give her

00

50

[p. [117]]

$

Sister Simpson

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25

Sister Orson Spencer

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25

Phebe M Wheeler

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25

Sister Hunter

1

25 002

The Society

1

00

Society

Cash

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50

Donations receiv’d

Millicent Parks

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18

Mrs Hovey

00

25

Mrs Leathhead [Deborah Leithead]

00

06

Fanny Parks

00 1

12½ 003

Mrs Jolly [Sarah Jolley]

00

12½

Sis Sarah Brown

3 lb pork

00

81

Sis Maria Barnum

7 lb flowr

00

14

[illegible] ♢♢ched [illegible] Mrs Elizabeth Huntsman

2 fowls

00

20

Sister [Lydia] Granger—

00

12½

Mrs Ann Hunter

29½ yds of unbleachd cotton cloth 11 〈cents〉 yd and 17 yds of calico 12½ cents yd

5

24

Susan Hunter

1

00

Sister [Sophia] Packard rose said she had a great burthen on her mind it was the situation of the sick and bereav’d Mentiond a family or 9 children late orphans Sister Sessions spoke most tenderly of Sister Emma our Prest said She was verry sick and desird that the Society would unite in faith and prayer for her that she may be heal’d

Prayer was made in her behalf

A hymn sung

Prayer by Sister Sessions

P M Wheeler Assistant Secy

[p. [118]]

Footnotes

  1. [1]text: Ink changes from brown to blue ink.

  2. [2]text: “25” (cents) was overwritten by “1 00”.

  3. [3]text: “00 12½” was overwritten by “1 00”.