Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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of dropping the subject. She impress’d the necessity  of being united in doing good to the poor— said she had  hired a poor man to plough <and fence> lot at  $.22,60, and solicited the in behalf of the  payment which might be made in provision, clothing  and furniture.
Prest. J. Smith and then came  upon the stand.
arose and after some preliminary  remarks, proceeded to address the congregation by saying  that he rejoic’d and did rejoice at the formation of the  Society that we might improve upon our talents and to  prepare for those blessings which God is soon to bestow  upon us.
In the beginning God created man male and female  and bestow’d upon man certain blessings peculiar to a  man of God, of which woman partook, so that without  the female all things cannot be restor’d to the earth  it takes all to restore the . It is the intent of  the Society, by humility and faithfulness; in connexion with  those husbands that are found worthy. Rejoice while contem plating the blessings which will be pour’d out on the  heads of the saints. God has many precious things to  bestow, even to our astonishment if we are faithful. I say  again I rejoice in the prospect of what lays before. It  becomes us to prepare by striving for union one with another,  that we may be prepar’d for the day of choosing— man will  not choose but God will say who is and who is not worthy.
We must humble ourselves and live by the rule given  for our practice— we must lose sight of vain things and  remember that the eye of God is upon us. If we are striving  to do right, altho’ we may err in judgment many times  yet we are justified in the sight of God if we do the best  we can according to our judgment. We need not go astray [p. [58]]
of dropping the subject. She impress’d the necessity of being united in doing good to the poor— said she had hired a poor man to plough and fence lot at $.22,60, and solicited the in behalf of the payment which might be made in provision, clothing and furniture.
Prest. J. Smith and then came upon the stand.
arose and after some preliminary remarks, proceeded to address the congregation by saying that he rejoic’d and did rejoice at the formation of the Society that we might improve upon our talents and to prepare for those blessings which God is soon to bestow upon us.
In the beginning God created man male and female and bestow’d upon man certain blessings peculiar to a man of God, of which woman partook, so that without the female all things cannot be restor’d to the earth it takes all to restore the . It is the intent of the Society, by humility and faithfulness; in connexion with those husbands that are found worthy. Rejoice while contemplating the blessings which will be pour’d out on the heads of the saints. God has many precious things to bestow, even to our astonishment if we are faithful. I say again I rejoice in the prospect of what lays before. It becomes us to prepare by striving for union one with another, that we may be prepar’d for the day of choosing— man will not choose but God will say who is and who is not worthy.
We must humble ourselves and live by the rule given for our practice— we must lose sight of vain things and remember that the eye of God is upon us. If we are striving to do right, altho’ we may err in judgment many times yet we are justified in the sight of God if we do the best we can according to our judgment. We need not go astray [p. [58]]
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