Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

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  • Historical Introduction
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7 July 1843 • Friday
Second Meeting of .
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Meeting of the
First Ward.
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In consequence of having no room sufficiently commodious for the whole Society, it was recommended by the that the Society be divided for the purpose of meeting, according to the 4 City Wards, and meet by rotation, one Ward at a time, that all might have equal privileges: Accordingly notice was given at the on sunday the 2d of July that the members residing in the first City Ward, would convene at the room occupied as a Masonic Hall, on the friday following, at 2. o,clock.
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Agreeably with the before mentioned appointmment, the members of the Society residing in the 1st Ward, and a few individuals of other Wards, who had not understood the recent arrangement; convened in the room under the Hall, the Hall being occupied by the Masonic Fraternity.
Friday July 7th 1843.
Present , Mrs. Billings &c.
Meeting opened by singing “Redeemer of Israel” &c.
Pray’r by .
then arose and after expressing her regret that we were not favored with the presence of our on this occasion, and after many appropriate remarks, requested the sisters to speak and express to each other their feelings as the members of one family.
Mrs. Pratt mentioned the needy circumstances of br. Henderson, a widower with nine children— she recommended him as an industrious, and worthy person &c.
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7 July 1843 • Friday
Second Meeting of .
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Meeting of the
First Ward.
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In consequence of having no room sufficiently commodious for the whole Society, it was recommended by the that the Society be divided for the purpose of meeting, according to the 4 City Wards, and meet by rotation, one Ward at a time, that all might have equal privileges: Accordingly notice was given at the on sunday the 2d of July that the members residing in the first City Ward, would convene at the room occupied as a Masonic Hall, on the friday following, at 2. o,clock.
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Agreeably with the before mentioned appointmment, the members of the Society residing in the 1st Ward, and a few individuals of other Wards, who had not understood the recent arrangement; convened in the room under the Hall, the Hall being occupied by the Masonic Fraternity.
Friday July 7th 1843.
Present , Mrs. Billings &c.
Meeting opened by singing “Redeemer of Israel” &c.
Pray’r by .
then arose and after expressing her regret that we were not favored with the presence of our on this occasion, and after many appropriate remarks, requested the sisters to speak and express to each other their feelings as the members of one family.
Mrs. Pratt mentioned the needy circumstances of br. Henderson, a widower with nine children— she recommended him as an industrious, and worthy person &c.
presented the case of [p. [93]]
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