Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Prest. said, no one need feel delicate  in reference to inquiries about this — there is  nothing private— its objects are purely benevolent.
Mother arose and said she  rejoic’d in view of what was doing— as she came in  and look’d upon the sisters, it gave her feelings of deep  interest— Wept— said she was advanc’d in  years and could not stay long— hop’d the Lord would  bless and aid the Society in feeding the hungry, clothing  the naked— that her work was nearly done— felt  to pray that the blessings of heaven might rest upon  the Society.
Prest. rose and read from the  Book of records, the proceedings of the first meeting  of the Society— She then proceeded to read  to the honorable body, a report, wherein Clarissa Marvel  was accus’d of scandalous falsehoods on the charac ter of Prest. Joseph Smith, without the least provocation,  praying that they would in wisdom adopt some plan  to bring her to repentance— said she presum’d  that most of the Society knew more about Clarissa  Marvel than herself——
Mrs. said Clarissa Marvel  had liv’d with her nearly a year— she had seen  nothing amiss of her—
propos’d that some one  be appointed to go and labor with her and if  possible reform her——
Mov’d and carried that Mrs. Markam  be one to go and converse with C. Marvel.
Mrs. Markam objected on the ground that  she was unacquainted with the circumstances. [p. 17]
Prest. said, no one need feel delicate in reference to inquiries about this — there is nothing private— its objects are purely benevolent.
Mother arose and said she rejoic’d in view of what was doing— as she came in and look’d upon the sisters, it gave her feelings of deep interest— Wept— said she was advanc’d in years and could not stay long— hop’d the Lord would bless and aid the Society in feeding the hungry, clothing the naked— that her work was nearly done— felt to pray that the blessings of heaven might rest upon the Society.
Prest. rose and read from the Book of records, the proceedings of the first meeting of the Society— She then proceeded to read to the honorable body, a report, wherein Clarissa Marvel was accus’d of scandalous falsehoods on the character of Prest. Joseph Smith, without the least provocation, praying that they would in wisdom adopt some plan to bring her to repentance— said she presum’d that most of the Society knew more about Clarissa Marvel than herself——
Mrs. said Clarissa Marvel had liv’d with her nearly a year— she had seen nothing amiss of her—
propos’d that some one be appointed to go and labor with her and if possible reform her——
Mov’d and carried that Mrs. Markam be one to go and converse with C. Marvel.
Mrs. Markam objected on the ground that she was unacquainted with the circumstances. [p. 17]
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