Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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of God, should be cast from us, but dont do more hurt  than good with your tongues— be pure in heart— Jesus  designs to save the people out of their sins. Said Jesus  ye shall do the work which ye see me do— These are  the grand key words for the to act upon.
If I were not in your midst to aid and council  you, the devil would overcome you. I want the innocent  to go free— rather spare ten iniquitous among you than  than condemn one innocent one. “Fret not thyself because  of evil doers.” God will see to it.
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rose and said all idle rumor and  idle talk must be laid aside yet sin must not be  covered, especially those sins which are against the law  of God and the laws of the country— all who walk disorder ly must reform, and any knowing of heinous sins against  the law of God, and refuse to expose them, becomes the  offender— said she wanted none in this Society who  had violated the laws of virtue.
The following persons were receiv’d, to wit.
Sarah Ann Spears Fidelia Cotton [Colton]
Mary M. Sawyer Evaline Carter
Mary A. Peck Disly [Disey] Allen
Margaret Brush Judith Benjamin
Ruth Rob[e]y Matilda Fausett
Sophia Claridge Mary Holt
Rachel Allen Nancy Drysdale
Electa Murdock Elizabeth Pierce
Sylva Beecher Harriet Pinkam
Mary E. Beecher Jane Sherwood
Polly Chittendon Mary Lowry
Jane F. Pea Mary Dewell
Sarah Sweat Lydia Bair
Mary Reed Rucinda Hurr [Horr]
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of God, should be cast from us, but dont do more hurt than good with your tongues— be pure in heart— Jesus designs to save the people out of their sins. Said Jesus ye shall do the work which ye see me do— These are the grand key words for the to act upon.
If I were not in your midst to aid and council you, the devil would overcome you. I want the innocent to go free— rather spare ten iniquitous among you than than condemn one innocent one. “Fret not thyself because of evil doers.” God will see to it.
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rose and said all idle rumor and idle talk must be laid aside yet sin must not be covered, especially those sins which are against the law of God and the laws of the country— all who walk disorderly must reform, and any knowing of heinous sins against the law of God, and refuse to expose them, becomes the offender— said she wanted none in this Society who had violated the laws of virtue.
The following persons were receiv’d, to wit.
Sarah Ann Spears Fidelia Cotton [Colton]
Mary M. Sawyer Evaline Carter
Mary A. Peck Disly Disey Allen
Margaret Brush Judith Benjamin
Ruth Robey Matilda Fausett
Sophia Claridge Mary Holt
Rachel Allen Nancy Drysdale
Electa Murdock Elizabeth Pierce
Sylva Beecher Harriet Pinkam
Mary E. Beecher Jane Sherwood
Polly Chittendon Mary Lowry
Jane F. Pea Mary Dewell
Sarah Sweat Lydia Bair
Mary Reed Rucinda Hurr [Horr]
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