Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

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a better person to officiate in her stead—
remark’d that they had put their shoulder to the wheel and exhorted them to do with their might— we have entered into this work in the name of the Lord let us boldly go forward——
After appropriate remarks Prest. , said she had an Article to read which would test the ability of the members in keeping secrets; as it was for the benefit of the , and that alone——
Read the Article.— Then gave strictures on female propriety and dignity &c. &c.
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rose and said she was glad the time had come that iniquity could be detected and reproach thrown off from the heads of the — We come into the church to be sav’d— that we may live in peace and sit down in the kingdom of heaven— If we listen to, and circulate every evil report we shall idly spend the time which should be appropriated to the reading the Scriptures, the Book of Mormon— we must remember the words of Alma— pray much at morning, noon and night— feed the poor &c.— She said she was old— could not meet with the Society but few times more— and wish’d to leave her testimony that the Book of Mormon is the book of God— that Joseph is a man of God, a prophet of the Lord set apart to lead the people— If we observe his words it will be well with us; if we live righteously on earth, it will be well with us in Eternity——
arose and address’d , returning thanks for her testimony, and counsel— express’d many good wishes; that she [p. 24]
a better person to officiate in her stead—
remark’d that they had put their shoulder to the wheel and exhorted them to do with their might— we have entered into this work in the name of the Lord let us boldly go forward——
After appropriate remarks Prest. , said she had an Article to read which would test the ability of the members in keeping secrets; as it was for the benefit of the , and that alone——
Read the Article.— Then gave strictures on female propriety and dignity &c. &c.
[1 line break]
rose and said she was glad the time had come that iniquity could be detected and reproach thrown off from the heads of the — We come into the church to be sav’d— that we may live in peace and sit down in the kingdom of heaven— If we listen to, and circulate every evil report we shall idly spend the time which should be appropriated to the reading the Scriptures, the Book of Mormon— we must remember the words of Alma— pray much at morning, noon and night— feed the poor &c.— She said she was old— could not meet with the Society but few times more— and wish’d to leave her testimony that the Book of Mormon is the book of God— that Joseph is a man of God, a prophet of the Lord set apart to lead the people— If we observe his words it will be well with us; if we live righteously on earth, it will be well with us in Eternity——
arose and address’d , returning thanks for her testimony, and counsel— express’d many good wishes; that she [p. 24]
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