Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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or President and not Mr. Chairman &c.
A question can never be put until it has a second
When the subject for discussion has been fairly  investigated; the Chairman will say, are you ready for the  question? &c.
Whatever the majority of the house decide upon  becomes a law to the .
Prest. Smith proceeded to give counsel— do not  injure the character of any one— if members of the Society  shall conduct improperly, deal with them, and keep all  your doings within your own bosoms, and hold all characters  sacred—
It was then propos’d that vacate the  chair.
Prest. and her Counsellors took the  chair, and
mov’d— secd by Prest. J. Smith  that we go into an investigation respecting what this Society  shall be call’d— which was
carried unanimously
Prest. Smith continued instructions to the Chair to  suggest to the members anything the chair might wish, and  which it might not be proper for the chair to put, or move &c.
Mov’d by Counsellor Cleveland, and secon’d  by , that this Society be called  The Nauvoo Female Relief Society.
offered an amendment, that it  be called The Nauvoo Female Benevolent Society  which would give a more definite and extended idea  of the Institution— that Relief be struck out and  Benevolent inserted.
Prest. Smith offer’d instruction on votes— [p. 10]
or President and not Mr. Chairman &c.
A question can never be put until it has a second
When the subject for discussion has been fairly investigated; the Chairman will say, are you ready for the question? &c.
Whatever the majority of the house decide upon becomes a law to the .
Prest. Smith proceeded to give counsel— do not injure the character of any one— if members of the Society shall conduct improperly, deal with them, and keep all your doings within your own bosoms, and hold all characters sacred—
It was then propos’d that vacate the chair.
Prest. and her Counsellors took the chair, and
mov’d— secd by Prest. J. Smith that we go into an investigation respecting what this Society shall be call’d— which was
carried unanimously
Prest. Smith continued instructions to the Chair to suggest to the members anything the chair might wish, and which it might not be proper for the chair to put, or move &c.
Mov’d by Counsellor Cleveland, and secon’d by , that this Society be called The Nauvoo Female Relief Society.
offered an amendment, that it be called The Nauvoo Female Benevolent Society which would give a more definite and extended idea of the Institution— that Relief be struck out and Benevolent inserted.
Prest. Smith offer’d instruction on votes— [p. 10]
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