Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

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Mov’d and pass’d that Cynthia Ann Eldridge be  admitted as a member of this
Coulr. Sarah M. Cleveland donated to the fund of the  Society $ 12½
Sarah M. Kimball do [ditto] 1. 00
Prest. do 1. 00
Counlr. do 50
Prest. said that Mrs. Merrick is a widow—  is industrious— performs her work well, therefore recommend her  to the patronage of such as wish to hire needlework— those who  hire widows must be prompt to pay and inasmuch as some  have defrauded the laboring widow of her wages, we must be  upright and deal justly—
The business of the Society concluded— the gentlemen  before mentioned return’d—,
appropriated to the fund of the  Society, the sum of $ 1, 00
do 2. 00
then arose and address’d the Society by saying  that he is much gratified in seeing a meeting of this kind  in — his heart rejoices when he sees the most  distinguished characters, stepping forth in such a cause, which  is calculated to bring into exercise every virtue and give scope to  the benevolent feelings of the female heart— he rejoices to see  this Institution organiz’d according to the law of Heaven—  according to a revelation previously given to Mrs  appointing her to this important calling— and to see all things  moving forward in such a glorious manner— his prayer  is that the blessings of God and the peace of heaven may  rest on this Institution henceforth——
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The Choir then sang “Come let us rejoice in the [p. 14]
Mov’d and pass’d that Cynthia Ann Eldridge be admitted as a member of this
Coulr. Sarah M. Cleveland donated to the fund of the Society $ 12½
Sarah M. Kimball do [ditto] 1. 00
Prest. do 1. 00
Counlr. do 50
Prest. said that Mrs. Merrick is a widow— is industrious— performs her work well, therefore recommend her to the patronage of such as wish to hire needlework— those who hire widows must be prompt to pay and inasmuch as some have defrauded the laboring widow of her wages, we must be upright and deal justly—
The business of the Society concluded— the gentlemen before mentioned return’d—,
appropriated to the fund of the Society, the sum of $ 1, 00
do 2. 00
then arose and address’d the Society by saying that he is much gratified in seeing a meeting of this kind in — his heart rejoices when he sees the most distinguished characters, stepping forth in such a cause, which is calculated to bring into exercise every virtue and give scope to the benevolent feelings of the female heart— he rejoices to see this Institution organiz’d according to the law of Heaven— according to a revelation previously given to Mrs appointing her to this important calling— and to see all things moving forward in such a glorious manner— his prayer is that the blessings of God and the peace of heaven may rest on this Institution henceforth——
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The Choir then sang “Come let us rejoice in the [p. 14]
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