Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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meeting was specially called for the admission of Mrs. Buel  who resided at a distance— was deprived of the privileges  enjoyed by the sisters in , and wished to become  a member of this ; there was not much business  to be attended to, therefore we might spend the time in  religious exercises before the Lord— spoke of the happiness  she felt in the present association of females, and made  very appropriate remarks respecting the duties & prospects  of the Society— that it was organiz’d after the order of  heav’n &c. &c.
also made many interesting  remarks and invited all present to speak their sentiments  freely—
Mrs. Buel arose and said that she rejoiced  in the opportunity— that she considered it a great privilege  she felt that the spirit of the Lord was with the Society,  and rejoic’d to become a member altho’ residing at a distance  and could not attend the meetings.
spoke very pathetically of her lonely  situation, and the feelings she had as she reflected on the  care which always felt for the sisters when  in life he presided over the meetings.
bore testimony to the great blessing  she received when administered to, after the close of the  last meeting, by Prest. & Councillors Cleveland  and . she said she never realized more benefit  thro’ any administration— that she was heal’d, and  thought the sisters had more faith than the brethren.
after making observations with regard  to the Society— the importance of acting in wisdom & walking  humbly before God &c. said she had a blessing for Mrs.  Buel, that inasmuch as she had become a member of [p. [31]]
meeting was specially called for the admission of Mrs. Buel who resided at a distance— was deprived of the privileges enjoyed by the sisters in , and wished to become a member of this ; there was not much business to be attended to, therefore we might spend the time in religious exercises before the Lord— spoke of the happiness she felt in the present association of females, and made very appropriate remarks respecting the duties & prospects of the Society— that it was organiz’d after the order of heav’n &c. &c.
also made many interesting remarks and invited all present to speak their sentiments freely—
Mrs. Buel arose and said that she rejoiced in the opportunity— that she considered it a great privilege she felt that the spirit of the Lord was with the Society, and rejoic’d to become a member altho’ residing at a distance and could not attend the meetings.
spoke very pathetically of her lonely situation, and the feelings she had as she reflected on the care which always felt for the sisters when in life he presided over the meetings.
bore testimony to the great blessing she received when administered to, after the close of the last meeting, by Prest. & Councillors Cleveland and . she said she never realized more benefit thro’ any administration— that she was heal’d, and thought the sisters had more faith than the brethren.
after making observations with regard to the Society— the importance of acting in wisdom & walking humbly before God &c. said she had a blessing for Mrs. Buel, that inasmuch as she had become a member of [p. [31]]
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