Minutes, 17 March 1842

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withdrew while the females went into an investigation  of the motion and decided that all present, be adm itted according to the motion, and that
Mrs. Sarah [Ward] Higbee
Thirza [Stiles] Cahoon
Kezia A. Morrison
Abigail Allred
Mary Snider
Sarah Granger
should be  admitted; whose names were presented by Prest. Smith.
Prest. Smith, & &  return’d and the meeting was address’d by Prest.  Smith, to illustrate the object of the — that  the Society of Sisters might provoke the brethren to  good works in looking to the wants of the poor— searching  after objects of charity, and in administering to their wants — to assist; by correcting the morals and strengthening  the virtues of the female community, and save the  Elders the trouble of rebuking; that they may give their  time to other duties &c. in their public teaching.
Prest. Smith further remark’d that an organization to  show them how to go to work would be sufficient. He propos’d  that the Sisters elect a presiding officer to preside over  them, and let that presiding officer choose two Counsellors  to assist in the duties of her Office— that he would  them to preside over the Society— and let them preside  just as the Presidency, preside over the ; and if [p. 7]
withdrew while the females went into an investigation of the motion and decided that all present, be admitted according to the motion, and that
Mrs. Sarah Ward Higbee
Thirza Stiles Cahoon
Kezia A. Morrison
Abigail Allred
Mary Snider
Sarah Granger
should be admitted; whose names were presented by Prest. Smith.
Prest. Smith, & & return’d and the meeting was address’d by Prest. Smith, to illustrate the object of the — that the Society of Sisters might provoke the brethren to good works in looking to the wants of the poor— searching after objects of charity, and in administering to their wants— to assist; by correcting the morals and strengthening the virtues of the female community, and save the Elders the trouble of rebuking; that they may give their time to other duties &c. in their public teaching.
Prest. Smith further remark’d that an organization to show them how to go to work would be sufficient. He propos’d that the Sisters elect a presiding officer to preside over them, and let that presiding officer choose two Counsellors to assist in the duties of her Office— that he would them to preside over the Society— and let them preside just as the Presidency, preside over the ; and if [p. 7]
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