Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

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  • Historical Introduction
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17 March 1842 • Thursday

A Record of the
Organization, and Proceedings of
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Lodge Room
March 17th 1842.
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Present— President Joseph Smith, ,  , and others.
was call’d to the chair by Prest.  Smith, and elder appointed Secretary,
Meeting commenced by singing “The spirit of God  like a fire is burning” &c.— Prayer by .
When it was mov’d by Prest. Smith and seconded  by Mrs. [Sarah] Cleveland, that a vote be taken to know if all  are satisfied with each female present; and are willing to  acknowledge them in full fellowship, and admit them  to the privileges of the Institution about to be formed.
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The names of those present were then taken as follows
Mrs
Mrs. Sarah M. Cleveland Bathsheba W. Smith
Phebe Ann Hawkes Phebe M. Wheeler
Elizabeth Jones Elvira A. Co[w]les
Sophia Packard Margaret A [Norris] Cook
Philinda Merrick Athalia Robinson
Martha Knights Sarah M. Kimball
Desdemona Fulmer
Sophia Robinson
Leonora Taylor
Sophia R. Marks
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Prest. Smith, & Elders and [p. 6]

17 March 1842 • Thursday

A Record of the
Organization, and Proceedings of
.
[1 line blank]
Lodge Room
March 17th 1842.
[1 line blank]
Present— President Joseph Smith, , , and others.
was call’d to the chair by Prest. Smith, and elder appointed Secretary,
Meeting commenced by singing “The spirit of God like a fire is burning” &c.— Prayer by .
When it was mov’d by Prest. Smith and seconded by Mrs. [Sarah] Cleveland, that a vote be taken to know if all are satisfied with each female present; and are willing to acknowledge them in full fellowship, and admit them to the privileges of the Institution about to be formed.
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The names of those present were then taken as follows
Mrs
Mrs. Sarah M. Cleveland Bathsheba W. Smith
Phebe Ann Hawkes Phebe M. Wheeler
Elizabeth Jones Elvira A. Cowles
Sophia Packard Margaret A Norris Cook
Philinda Merrick Athalia Robinson
Martha Knights Sarah M. Kimball
Desdemona Fulmer
Sophia Robinson
Leonora Taylor
Sophia R. Marks
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Prest. Smith, & Elders and [p. 6]
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