Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

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13 August 1843 • Sunday
Minuets of proceedings of the
Seventh Meeting of
Second Ward
At the House formerly occupied by Father Snow
August 13 1843—
Present and Mrs Billings
Meeting opend withe Singing
Prayer by Sister Chase
said she had hoped the would be present this afternoon desird the Sisters would remember her in th[e]ir preyers that she was pleasd with our last Meeting (viz[)] of the First ward then address’d the Society on the priviliges and blessings of this Kingdom
Sister Billings rose said I can say with we are called to rejoice notwithstanding the trials Sickness and death thro which we have been calld to pass thro in I am thankful we have lived it through and now it becomes us to be faithful and to walk humbly befor God I feel my unworthiness desire that I may war a good warfare and at last be receivd into the Kingdom of God exhorted the sisters to be bold not timid or fearful in bearing their testimony
Sister Orson [Catherine] Spencer rose said she had been appontd [appointed] as one of Commttee— of the 2d city ward was willing to do all in her power for the relief of the poor sick and distressd but that her health was delicate <&> could not do much said she had thought we were taking the place in looking after the poor & solicitting donations &c said as the wards were extensive felt she was not adequate to the burthen desird some on[e] might be appointed in her place reportd a sick family which she had visited and hand[e]d in her donations [p. [106]]
13 August 1843 • Sunday
Minuets of proceedings of the
Seventh Meeting of
Second Ward
At the House formerly occupied by Father Snow
August 13 1843—
Present and Mrs Billings
Meeting opend withe Singing
Prayer by Sister Chase
said she had hoped the would be present this afternoon desird the Sisters would remember her in their preyers that she was pleasd with our last Meeting (viz) of the First ward then address’d the Society on the priviliges and blessings of this Kingdom
Sister Billings rose said I can say with we are called to rejoice notwithstanding the trials Sickness and death thro which we have been calld to pass thro in I am thankful we have lived it through and now it becomes us to be faithful and to walk humbly befor God I feel my unworthiness desire that I may war a good warfare and at last be receivd into the Kingdom of God exhorted the sisters to be bold not timid or fearful in bearing their testimony
Sister Orson Catherine Spencer rose said she had been appontd [appointed] as one of Commttee— of the 2d city ward was willing to do all in her power for the relief of the poor sick and distressd but that her health was delicate & could not do much said she had thought we were taking the place in looking after the poor & solicitting donations &c said as the wards were extensive felt she was not adequate to the burthen desird some one might be appointed in her place reportd a sick family which she had visited and handed in her donations [p. [106]]
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