Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

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there is as much evil in this as in any other place— said  she would that this were pure before God— that she  was afraid that under existing circumstances, the sisters  were not careful enough to expose iniquity— the time had  been when charity had covered a multitude of sins— but  now it is necessary that sin should be expos’d— that  heinous sins were among us— that much of this iniquity  was practiced by some in authority, pretending to be sanction’d  by Prest. Smith.
continued by exhorting all who had err’d  to repent and forsake their sins— said that satan’s forces  were against this church— that every saint should be at  the post
Councillor [Sarah] Cleveland said the same stratagems  were now employ’d, as anciently in Balaam’s time, when he  was required to curse Israel and could not— yet they were drawn  into sin thro’ the propensities of their natures— so with this people  the cannot curse them— but can draw them into iniqu ity.
Motion’d, seconded and carried that Lucy Ann Munjar  be suspended for a time—
The following donations were then receiv’d— to wit
$
Mary Snider .. 94
Sally [Polly] Angell 2, 18
Lydia Anderson . 25
Elizabeth Allred 50
Abigail Leonard 25
Eliza Green[e] 62
Mrs. [Melissa] Bird 25
Nancy Winchester 50
Olive Hurr 50
Kuhamah [Ruhamah] Derby 1, 00
Anna Wight 5, 00
[blank] 25
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there is as much evil in this as in any other place— said she would that this were pure before God— that she was afraid that under existing circumstances, the sisters were not careful enough to expose iniquity— the time had been when charity had covered a multitude of sins— but now it is necessary that sin should be expos’d— that heinous sins were among us— that much of this iniquity was practiced by some in authority, pretending to be sanction’d by Prest. Smith.
continued by exhorting all who had err’d to repent and forsake their sins— said that satan’s forces were against this church— that every saint should be at the post
Councillor [Sarah] Cleveland said the same stratagems were now employ’d, as anciently in Balaam’s time, when he was required to curse Israel and could not— yet they were drawn into sin thro’ the propensities of their natures— so with this people the cannot curse them— but can draw them into iniquity.
Motion’d, seconded and carried that Lucy Ann Munjar be suspended for a time—
The following donations were then receiv’d— to wit
$
Mary Snider .. 94
Sally Polly Angell 2, 18
Lydia Anderson . 25
Elizabeth Allred 50
Abigail Leonard 25
Eliza Greene 62
Mrs. Melissa Bird 25
Nancy Winchester 50
Olive Hurr 50
Kuhamah Ruhamah Derby 1, 00
Anna Wight 5, 00
[blank] 25
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