Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

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16 March 1844 • Saturday

Minutes of Preceedings of Se[c]ond
Meeting of the
Room over Brick Store March 16th <1844>
10 oClock A.M
Meeting Opend with singing.
Prayer by Prest .
— the<n> arose and adress’d the  Meeting upon the Nec[e]ssity of being united  amoung ourselves and Strenthing [strengthening] each others  hands in ordor that we may be able to do much  good amoung the poor— [blank] again read  the Epistle in Defence of the virtues Female  part of the community of  exhorted them to cleanse thier hearts and Ears  and said the time had come when we must  through throw the Mantle of Charity round to  shield those who will repent and do so no more  Spoke of Spiritual Wife system,  theat some taught it as the Doctrene of  B Joseph— She advised all to abide the  Book of Mormon— Dr Coven’ts [Doctrine and Covenants] &c then read  that Epistle of Presedent J. Smiths; rewritten in  this Book of Record— Meeting then closed  to reopen— 12 OClock—
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One OClock Meeting calld to order  Pres again adressed. the Society  Read Boath the former Epistles;— Desired none  shluld [should] lift their hand or voice; to adopt the  princples unless they where willing to maintain  their integrity through time & Eternity  Said thease contain the princples, the Society  started upon; but was sorry to have to say [p. [125]]

16 March 1844 • Saturday

Minutes of Preceedings of Second
Meeting of the
Room over Brick Store March 16th 1844
10 oClock A.M
Meeting Opend with singing.
Prayer by Prest .
— then arose and adress’d the Meeting upon the Necessity of being united amoung ourselves and Strenthing [strengthening] each others hands in ordor that we may be able to do much good amoung the poor— [blank] again read the Epistle in Defence of the virtues Female part of the community of exhorted them to cleanse thier hearts and Ears and said the time had come when we must throw the Mantle of Charity round to shield those who will repent and do so no more Spoke of Spiritual Wife system, theat some taught it as the Doctrene of B Joseph— She advised all to abide the Book of Mormon— Dr Coven’ts [Doctrine and Covenants] &c then read that Epistle of Presedent J. Smiths; rewritten in this Book of Record— Meeting then closed to reopen— 12 OClock—
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One OClock Meeting calld to order Pres again adressed. the Society Read Boath the former Epistles;— Desired none shluld [should] lift their hand or voice; to adopt the princples unless they where willing to maintain their integrity through time & Eternity Said thease contain the princples, the Society started upon; but was sorry to have to say [p. [125]]
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