Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

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said that would make no difference—  she could attend to it— that it should be be done  in a private manner, with great prudence—
continued, by saying that we intend  to look into the morals of each other and watch over  each other— that she intended to walk circumspectly and  to shun the appearance of evil— all are required to  be very careful in their words and actions at all times—  said she believed Clarissa Marvel might be reform’d.
Mrs. Billings inquired if C. M. had parents.
said she has no parents— she is under  our care and observation— she needs friends——
Mrs. [Elizabeth] Jones enquired if the proceedings of this   should be divulged out of the Society
said all proceedings that regard  difficulties should be kept among the members—  as to the Institution, its objects are charitable— none  can object to telling the good— the evil withhold— hoped  all would feel themselves bound to observe this rule.
said she felt deeply  interested— thought we could not take too much  pains in this matter— to avoid all evil— We  must avoid the appearance of evil— we must  pray much for each other that we may succeed in  the work before us and have wisdom given us in all  our pursuits.——
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Mother said— this Institution  is a good one— we must watch over ourselves — that she came into the , to do good— to get good, and to  get into the . She said we must [p. 18]
said that would make no difference— she could attend to it— that it should be be done in a private manner, with great prudence—
continued, by saying that we intend to look into the morals of each other and watch over each other— that she intended to walk circumspectly and to shun the appearance of evil— all are required to be very careful in their words and actions at all times— said she believed Clarissa Marvel might be reform’d.
Mrs. Billings inquired if C. M. had parents.
said she has no parents— she is under our care and observation— she needs friends——
Mrs. Elizabeth Jones enquired if the proceedings of this should be divulged out of the Society
said all proceedings that regard difficulties should be kept among the members— as to the Institution, its objects are charitable— none can object to telling the good— the evil withhold— hoped all would feel themselves bound to observe this rule.
said she felt deeply interested— thought we could not take too much pains in this matter— to avoid all evil— We must avoid the appearance of evil— we must pray much for each other that we may succeed in the work before us and have wisdom given us in all our pursuits.——
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Mother said— this Institution is a good one— we must watch over ourselves— that she came into the , to do good— to get good, and to get into the . She said we must [p. 18]
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