Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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P[hebe] M Wheeler represented Siste[r] Reed as an object of charity to the
$
Sister Lyons donated 00 50
to Siste[r] Reed for a dress
Sister Reed desird to get work of the Society
Siste[r] Jones rose said she had an orphan boy on her hands James Bayley who had been with her 3 weeks and now inclining to drepsey [dropsy] could eat nothing but crackers and was in need of medicine which she could not get without money solicited help for him
Sister Packerd [Sophia Packard] spoke of Mrs [Clarissa] Merrifield as poor & needy Spoke of annother family and destitute and <​had had​> no thing but potatoes and roasted corn in 4 days has money due him but cant get it Sister Packard said she desird to do her duty and magnify her calling faithfully
Sister Fordham representd a family near her in extreme want Also a Br Willcox with a large family in extreme want <​near to​> and Jeremiah Curtiss, North East from the
spoke of a family of Wights the Man very sick nothing to eat
Sister Jones suggested the propriety of of taking measures to detect imposters said that had a counciled all to report to whom donations were given
$
Sister Chase rose & said that she was willing to do all she could for the sick herself and sis Geene [Esther Gheen] had Given 1 00
to Sister Miller
Said she had had a family dependant on her hands who were poor and needy
Sis Packard said that Martha Thomas will donate of provision 00 50
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Phebe M Wheeler represented Sister Reed as an object of charity to the
$
Sister Lyons donated 00 50
to Sister Reed for a dress
Sister Reed desird to get work of the Society
Sister Jones rose said she had an orphan boy on her hands James Bayley who had been with her 3 weeks and now inclining to drepsey [dropsy] could eat nothing but crackers and was in need of medicine which she could not get without money solicited help for him
Sister Packerd [Sophia Packard] spoke of Mrs Clarissa Merrifield as poor & needy Spoke of annother family and destitute and had had no thing but potatoes and roasted corn in 4 days has money due him but cant get it Sister Packard said she desird to do her duty and magnify her calling faithfully
Sister Fordham representd a family near her in extreme want Also a Br Willcox with a large family in extreme want near to Jeremiah Curtiss, North East from the
spoke of a family of Wights the Man very sick nothing to eat
Sister Jones suggested the propriety of of taking measures to detect imposters said that had counciled all to report to whom donations were given
$
Sister Chase rose & said that she was willing to do all she could for the sick herself and sis Geene [Esther Gheen] had Given 1 00
to Sister Miller
Said she had had a family dependant on her hands who were poor and needy
Sis Packard said that Martha Thomas will donate of provision 00 50
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