Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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— express’d much feeling of sympathy awakened in her heart by recent recitals of his sufferings— recommended the sisters to unite like the ancient saints in faith & pray’r for his deliverance.
Mrs. Sessions mentioned the case of a man whose name she did not know, who had been fo[r] some length of time begging— had heard he had plenty of money— She described his dress.— Mrs. Pratt said she knew him— that his appearance bespoke deep poverty.
Mrs. Sessions spoke of some articles of clothing, to wit. 2 pr. pantaloons and 1 shirt, which she designed either to donate to the or to the , as Society shall think proper.
Sis. Pratt recommended an English family, mostly females, who wished the influence of the Society in supplying them with work— can do millinery— fine washing &c.
Mrs. Pratt proposed taking the responsibility of overseeing the cutting & making of clothes, being herself a tailoress.
Sis. [Anna] Downey wishes to take sewing & knitting for Society.
Sis. Abbott wishes the same
Sis. Wooley [Mary Woolley] said she has red yarn which she purpos’d for a carpet, but thinks it will do more good in mittens, & will contribute it for the sisters to knit.
Sis. Geene [Esther Gheen] said she has some coarse linnen which will do for pantaloons, which she will donate, also thread to make it.
spoke of a young man from England, who had been sick for a year— now at her house— he came from Mr. Ivan’s, who said he had sooner pay his board than keep him. said she wished to do all in her power, but her family being large, thought perhaps he might be better accommodated at another place. She said was soliciting means for his support.
Sis Jones said she is willing to take the sick man [p. [94]]
— express’d much feeling of sympathy awakened in her heart by recent recitals of his sufferings— recommended the sisters to unite like the ancient saints in faith & pray’r for his deliverance.
Mrs. Sessions mentioned the case of a man whose name she did not know, who had been for some length of time begging— had heard he had plenty of money— She described his dress.— Mrs. Pratt said she knew him— that his appearance bespoke deep poverty.
Mrs. Sessions spoke of some articles of clothing, to wit. 2 pr. pantaloons and 1 shirt, which she designed either to donate to the or to the , as Society shall think proper.
Sis. Pratt recommended an English family, mostly females, who wished the influence of the Society in supplying them with work— can do millinery— fine washing &c.
Mrs. Pratt proposed taking the responsibility of overseeing the cutting & making of clothes, being herself a tailoress.
Sis. Anna Downey wishes to take sewing & knitting for Society.
Sis. Abbott wishes the same
Sis. Wooley [Mary Woolley] said she has red yarn which she purpos’d for a carpet, but thinks it will do more good in mittens, & will contribute it for the sisters to knit.
Sis. Geene [Esther Gheen] said she has some coarse linnen which will do for pantaloons, which she will donate, also thread to make it.
spoke of a young man from England, who had been sick for a year— now at her house— he came from Mr. Ivan’s, who said he had sooner pay his board than keep him. said she wished to do all in her power, but her family being large, thought perhaps he might be better accommodated at another place. She said was soliciting means for his support.
Sis Jones said she is willing to take the sick man [p. [94]]
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