Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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him. When wicked and corrupt men oppose, it is a  criterion to judge if a man is warring the christian  warfare. When all men speak evil of you, blessed  are ye &c. Shall a man be considered bad, when  men speak evil of him? No: If a man stands  and opposes the world of sin, he may expect all things  array’d against him.
But it will be but a little season  and all these afflictions will be turn’d away from us  inasmuch as we are faithful and are not overcome by  these evils. By seeing the blessings of the  rolling on, and the kingdom increasing and spreading  from sea to sea; we will rejoice that we were not overcome  by these foolish things.
Prest. S. then remark’d that a few things had been  manifested to him in his absence, respecting the baptisms  for the dead, which he should communicate next  sabbath if nothing should occur to prevent.
Prest. S. then address’d the throne of Grace.
Prest. then rose and presented the  following names, which were unanimously receiv’d
to wit.
Lucy Stevens Jane Manhard
Rachel Page Mary Chipman
Cherrizade Averett Mary Wilsey
Polly W. Hyde Hannah York
Eunice S. Hyde Nancy Walker
Martha Stafford
Hannah Price Sarah Phelps
Catharine Harwood Jane Melling
Margaret Copeland Elizabeth J[ane] Henderson
Mary Hoover Emily Morgan
Sabina A. Harrison Laura Kelly
Susannah Bigler Mary E. [Mc]Mullin
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him. When wicked and corrupt men oppose, it is a criterion to judge if a man is warring the christian warfare. When all men speak evil of you, blessed are ye &c. Shall a man be considered bad, when men speak evil of him? No: If a man stands and opposes the world of sin, he may expect all things array’d against him.
But it will be but a little season and all these afflictions will be turn’d away from us inasmuch as we are faithful and are not overcome by these evils. By seeing the blessings of the rolling on, and the kingdom increasing and spreading from sea to sea; we will rejoice that we were not overcome by these foolish things.
Prest. S. then remark’d that a few things had been manifested to him in his absence, respecting the baptisms for the dead, which he should communicate next sabbath if nothing should occur to prevent.
Prest. S. then address’d the throne of Grace.
Prest. then rose and presented the following names, which were unanimously receiv’d
to wit.
Lucy Stevens Jane Manhard
Rachel Page Mary Chipman
Cherrizade Averett Mary Wilsey
Polly W. Hyde Hannah York
Eunice S. Hyde Nancy Walker
Martha Stafford
Hannah Price Sarah Phelps
Catharine Harwood Jane Melling
Margaret Copeland Elizabeth Jane Henderson
Mary Hoover Emily Morgan
Sabina A. Harrison Laura Kelly
Susannah Bigler Mary E. McMullin
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