Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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said it was an unpleasant task, but her desire was to do  good— wish’d all the members of this to assist  her— said it was necessary to begin at home— to eradicate  all evil from our own hearts— and warn those who wish  to join, with us, to come calculating to divest themselves  of every thing wrong and unite to expose iniquity, to search  it out and put it away— She said the Society had other  duties to attend to than seeing to the wants of the poor. Exhorted  the members so to conduct as to have the honor of commencing  a good work and of carrying it out— enforc’d the necessity  of walking in a manner that would be approbated of God.
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While the Officers of the Board were examining  petitions of various persons who applied for membership   call’d on the Society to occupy the time; which  was spent much to the edification of those present, by   and others, by way of exhortation, admon ition, encouragement &c. &c.
After passing examination on the various petitions  presented; the following names were presented to the  Society, and the persons received as members, to wit.
Mercy Ann Bruce Sarah Head
Nancy N. Tracy Sarah Davis
Olive Farr Sophronia Norris
Susannah Be[ckel]hymer Mary Sloan
Julia Stone Delia Curtis
Emily Whitmark [Whitmarsh] Catharine Wood
Charlotte Curtis Mary Munjar
Jane Allen Mary C. Coray
Elizabeth Johnson Caroline Kingsbury
Loisa M. Lyman Jane Ann Green
Mary E. Lightner Amy Clothier
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said it was an unpleasant task, but her desire was to do good— wish’d all the members of this to assist her— said it was necessary to begin at home— to eradicate all evil from our own hearts— and warn those who wish to join, with us, to come calculating to divest themselves of every thing wrong and unite to expose iniquity, to search it out and put it away— She said the Society had other duties to attend to than seeing to the wants of the poor. Exhorted the members so to conduct as to have the honor of commencing a good work and of carrying it out— enforc’d the necessity of walking in a manner that would be approbated of God.
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While the Officers of the Board were examining petitions of various persons who applied for membership call’d on the Society to occupy the time; which was spent much to the edification of those present, by and others, by way of exhortation, admonition, encouragement &c. &c.
After passing examination on the various petitions presented; the following names were presented to the Society, and the persons received as members, to wit.
Mercy Ann Bruce Sarah Head
Nancy N. Tracy Sarah Davis
Olive Farr Sophronia Norris
Susannah Beckelhymer Mary Sloan
Julia Stone Delia Curtis
Emily Whitmark [Whitmarsh] Catharine Wood
Charlotte Curtis Mary Munjar
Jane Allen Mary C. Coray
Elizabeth Johnson Caroline Kingsbury
Loisa M. Lyman Jane Ann Green
Mary E. Lightner Amy Clothier
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