Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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15 July 1843 • Saturday
Third Meeting of
Meeting of the
Second Ward
July 15 1843
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Meeting conven’d according to previous appontmt [appointment] prest. being detaind p[r]esided
Meeting opend by singing “come thou fount of every blessing” prayer by
then rose, said she rejoiced that we could enjoy the pr[i]vilege of associating together to converse on things of th[e] Kingdom to comfort and edify each other while passing through this vale of tears, made many appropriate remarks said could we abide a celestial baw [law?] and be made meet for the how glorious will it be requested the sisters present to free their minds as the spirit of the Lord should direct that all should make known the wants of the <poor> said that though prest was absent yet that she requested the society to do all the good in their power regretted her abscence &c
The sisters expessd [expressed] their minds one by one a union of sentiment seemed to prevail among them all (viz) in forwarding the and in relieving the wants of the want of the poor
Sis King said she would knit or sew half th[e] time
Sis Duel [Mary Deuel] said she would do sewing she also represented an English Sister Br who is suffer[i]ng extreme poverty
Sis Gribble donates $1 per month to the poor
again said— it is the council of prest to keep accounts of small donations given at their homes from time to time [p. [97]]
15 July 1843 • Saturday
Third Meeting of
Meeting of the
Second Ward
July 15 1843
[1 line blank]
Meeting conven’d according to previous appontmt [appointment] prest. being detaind presided
Meeting opend by singing “come thou fount of every blessing” prayer by
then rose, said she rejoiced that we could enjoy the privilege of associating together to converse on things of the Kingdom to comfort and edify each other while passing through this vale of tears, made many appropriate remarks said could we abide a celestial baw [law] and be made meet for the how glorious will it be requested the sisters present to free their minds as the spirit of the Lord should direct that all should make known the wants of the poor said that though prest was absent yet that she requested the society to do all the good in their power regretted her abscence &c
The sisters expessd [expressed] their minds one by one a union of sentiment seemed to prevail among them all (viz) in forwarding the and in relieving the wants of the want of the poor
Sis King said she would knit or sew half the time
Sis Duel [Mary Deuel] said she would do sewing she also represented an English Br who is suffering extreme poverty
Sis Gribble donates $1 per month to the poor
again said— it is the council of prest to keep accounts of small donations given at their homes from time to time [p. [97]]
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