Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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they need his instruction— ask him, he will give it from  time to time.
Let this Presidency serve as a constitution— all their  decisions be considered law; and acted upon as such.
If any Officers are wanted to carry out the designs of  the Institution, let them be appointed and set apart, as  , &c. are among us.
The minutes of your meetings will be precedents  for you to act upon— your Constitutio[n] and law.
He then suggested the propriety of electing a Presidency  to continue in office during good behavior, or so long as they  shall continue to fill the office with dignity &c. like the   of the .—
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Motioned by and seconded by  Sister Packard that Mrs. be chosen President—  passed unanimously—
Mov’d by Prest. Smith, that proceed  to choose her Counsellors, that they may be to  preside over this Society, in taking care of the poor— administ ering to their wants, and attending to the various affairs  of this Institution.
The , then made choice of Mrs.  Sarah M. Cleveland and Mrs.  for Counsellors—
President Smith read the Revelation to , from the book of Doctrine and Covenants; and  stated that she was ordain’d at the time, the Revelation  was given, to expound the scriptures to all; and to teach  the female part of community; and that not she alone,  but others, may attain to the same blessings.— [p. 8]
they need his instruction— ask him, he will give it from time to time.
Let this Presidency serve as a constitution— all their decisions be considered law; and acted upon as such.
If any Officers are wanted to carry out the designs of the Institution, let them be appointed and set apart, as , &c. are among us.
The minutes of your meetings will be precedents for you to act upon— your Constitution and law.
He then suggested the propriety of electing a Presidency to continue in office during good behavior, or so long as they shall continue to fill the office with dignity &c. like the of the .—
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Motioned by and seconded by Sister Packard that Mrs. be chosen President— passed unanimously—
Mov’d by Prest. Smith, that proceed to choose her Counsellors, that they may be to preside over this Society, in taking care of the poor— administering to their wants, and attending to the various affairs of this Institution.
The , then made choice of Mrs. Sarah M. Cleveland and Mrs. for Counsellors—
President Smith read the Revelation to , from the book of Doctrine and Covenants; and stated that she was ordain’d at the time, the Revelation was given, to expound the scriptures to all; and to teach the female part of community; and that not she alone, but others, may attain to the same blessings.— [p. 8]
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