Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

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5 August 1843 • Saturday
Sixth meeting of
Meeting of the
Fourth <First> Ward
August 5th 1843
Meeting commenced with singing “Thou Lord through every changing scene”
Prayer by Sister Joshua [Sarah] Smith
Agreeably with a prior appointment the Members of the Society residing in the first ward and a few Individuals belonging to other wards conven’d at the dwelling house of Sister [Elizabeth] Jones
The House full
and her Councillors absent
Mrs Holms [Elvira Cowles Holmes] Treasurer absent
But deeming it important to hear the report of the Committee who were appointed at the Meeting of the 4th ward to search out the poor, sick, and distress’d and to alleviate them also to receive the donations of th[e] first ward the Society proceeded to attend to most important business omitting all that could be omitted to a future time
Committee of the 4 ward reports as follows
Sister Joshua Smith found many sick in the 4 ward & some destitute in want of things to eat and to use went and visited Sister [Mary] McEwen and Sis Modley [Elizabeth Maudsley] found them and their families in suffering want they kneed attendance every day
Sister Meecum visited Nehemiah Harmons found them poor sick & distressd and no bedding nothing comfortable entirely destitute
Sister Meecum and Sister Billings solicited Donations for the same
$
Sis Anderson gave 1 pr stockings 00 25
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5 August 1843 • Saturday
Sixth meeting of
Meeting of the
First Ward
August 5th 1843
Meeting commenced with singing “Thou Lord through every changing scene”
Prayer by Sister Joshua Sarah Smith
Agreeably with a prior appointment the Members of the Society residing in the first ward and a few Individuals belonging to other wards conven’d at the dwelling house of Sister Elizabeth Jones
The House full
and her Councillors absent
Mrs Holms [Elvira Cowles Holmes] Treasurer absent
But deeming it important to hear the report of the Committee who were appointed at the Meeting of the 4th ward to search out the poor, sick, and distress’d and to alleviate them also to receive the donations of the first ward the Society proceeded to attend to most important business omitting all that could be omitted to a future time
Committee of the 4 ward reports as follows
Sister Joshua Smith found many sick in the 4 ward & some destitute in want of things to eat and to use went and visited Sister Mary McEwen and Sis Modley [Elizabeth Maudsley] found them and their families in suffering want they kneed attendance every day
Sister Meecum visited Nehemiah Harmons found them poor sick & distressd and no bedding nothing comfortable entirely destitute
Sister Meecum and Sister Billings solicited Donations for the same
$
Sis Anderson gave 1 pr stockings 00 25
[p. [103]]
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