Nauvoo Relief Society Minute Book

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Sister Modley [Elizabeth Maudsley] and Sister [Mary] Mc Ewen were sick & distress’d in want of help
Donations $
Sister Lyons [Sylvia Lyon] 50
Selinda Simpson 8 yds calico 2 00
Clarrissa Eastman 1 pr Shoes 1 25
Dolly Markum [Dorothy Meacham] said she would spin 2 or 3 pounds wool said she had givn all her Jewelry for the was willing to do any thing she could
Sister Meecum said our Salvation depended on our Liberality to the poor &c
continued the subject refered to one of the revelations “said “by this shall ye know that ye are my deciples[”] The Lord confirms it again & again he is delighted with our acts of charity &c
Sis Joshua Smith requested widow Meecum [Lucina Mecham] to open her heart to the as she had been sick Sis Meecum wept
Sister Meecum said she could sustain herself if the Society could furnish her work would like Spinning
Sister Lyons donates patent Wheel head— 75
Sister Jones— 100 lb pounds of wool can can be procur’d on condition that half of it can be returnd in cloth to the owner
suggested the necessity of having a committee so appointed to search out the poor and suffring— To call on the rich for aid and thus as far as possible relieve the wants of all
Accordingly appointed a Comittee (to wit)
First ward
Harriet Marcum
Sophia Packard Elizabeth Jones
Second ward
Mrs James [Drusilla] Hendricks Ms [Rebecca] Hodge
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Sister Modley [Elizabeth Maudsley] and Sister Mary Mc Ewen were sick & distress’d in want of help
Donations $
Sister Lyons [Sylvia Lyon] 50
Selinda Simpson 8 yds calico 2 00
Clarrissa Eastman 1 pr Shoes 1 25
Dolly Markum [Dorothy Meacham] said she would spin 2 or 3 pounds wool said she had givn all her Jewelry for the was willing to do any thing she could
Sister Meecum said our Salvation depended on our Liberality to the poor &c
continued the subject refered to one of the revelations “said “by this shall ye know that ye are my deciples” The Lord confirms it again & again he is delighted with our acts of charity &c
Sis Joshua Smith requested widow Meecum [Lucina Mecham] to open her heart to the as she had been sick Sis Meecum wept
Sister Meecum said she could sustain herself if the Society could furnish her work would like Spinning
Sister Lyons donates patent Wheel head— 75
Sister Jones— 100 lb pounds of wool can can be procur’d on condition that half of it can be returnd in cloth to the owner
suggested the necessity of having a committee so appointed to search out the poor and suffring— To call on the rich for aid and thus as far as possible relieve the wants of all
Accordingly appointed a Comittee (to wit)
First ward
Harriet Marcum
Sophia Packard Elizabeth Jones
Second ward
Mrs James Drusilla Hendricks Ms Rebecca Hodge
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