Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Tryphena Crandall— aye Rachel Drollinger— aye
C [blank] Wood No Mary H. Palmer— "
Elizabeth H. Barlow aye Lucinda A Hartwell "
Charlotte Higbee " Amida [Amanda Barnes] Smith "
Lucinda A. Hartwell " Elizabeth Edwards "
Caroline Butler " Roxena Repsher "
Mary Ann Badlam " Ruth Curtis "
Maria Gribble— " Lydia Knights [Knight] "
Ann Montague " A [blank] Clements "
" Susan McArthur "
Almeda Snider [Snyder] " no
A Committee was then appointed to inquire  into the cases of those persons to whom objections were made
Councillors and [Sarah] Cleveland, Mrs. Allred,  [Vilate] Kimball and [Charlotte]Hawes to be the committee.
Committee retir’d— and Prest. J. Smith arose and  call’d the attention of the meeting to the 12th Chap. of 1st Cor.  “Now concerning spiritual gifts” &c.— Said that the passage  which reads “no man can say that Jesus is the the Christ <Lord> but by the  holy ghost,” should be translated, no man can know &c
He continued to read the Chap. and give instructions  respecting the different offices, and the necessity of every individual  acting in the sphere allotted him or her; and filling the several  offices to which they were appointed— Spoke of the disposition  of man, to consider the lower offices in the dishonorable  and to look with jealous eyes upon the standing of others— that  it was the nonsense of the human heart, for a person to be  aspiring to other stations than appointed of God— that it was  better for individuals to magnify their respective callings, and  wait patiently till God shall say to them come up higher.  He said the reason of these remarks being made, was, that  some little thing was circulating in the , that some persons [p. [35]]
Tryphena Crandall— aye Rachel Drollinger— aye
C [blank] Wood No Mary H. Palmer— "
Elizabeth H. Barlow aye Lucinda A Hartwell "
Charlotte Higbee " Amida Amanda Barnes Smith "
Lucinda A. Hartwell " Elizabeth Edwards "
Caroline Butler " Roxena Repsher "
Mary Ann Badlam " Ruth Curtis "
Maria Gribble— " Lydia Knights [Knight] "
Ann Montague " A [blank] Clements "
" Susan McArthur "
Almeda Snider [Snyder] " no
A Committee was then appointed to inquire into the cases of those persons to whom objections were made
Councillors and [Sarah] Cleveland, Mrs. Allred, Vilate Kimball and CharlotteHawes to be the committee.
Committee retir’d— and Prest. J. Smith arose and call’d the attention of the meeting to the 12th Chap. of 1st Cor. “Now concerning spiritual gifts” &c.— Said that the passage which reads “no man can say that Jesus is the the Lord but by the holy ghost,” should be translated, no man can know &c
He continued to read the Chap. and give instructions respecting the different offices, and the necessity of every individual acting in the sphere allotted him or her; and filling the several offices to which they were appointed— Spoke of the disposition of man, to consider the lower offices in the dishonorable and to look with jealous eyes upon the standing of others— that it was the nonsense of the human heart, for a person to be aspiring to other stations than appointed of God— that it was better for individuals to magnify their respective callings, and wait patiently till God shall say to them come up higher. He said the reason of these remarks being made, was, that some little thing was circulating in the , that some persons [p. [35]]
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