Thursday, April 4, 2013
Meeting held August 6, 1877.
Opened with singing and prayer by Sister Madsen. Minutes of the former meeting were read and accepted; also a report of disbursements and donations.
Considerable business was transacted such as providing a sick nurse for Anna. Also, boarding places for Jens Nelson and Hannah Nygaard.
Reports were also read of the donations of the weekly donations of the sisters for the purpose of paying a cook to cook for the temple hands, which donations amounted to about $8.oo eight dollars.
Sister Morrison thanked the sisters for attending so promptly to that ...... and said without their ....and assistance she could do but little, but with the united efforts of all we able to do considerable. "Unity is Strength" and that if we would like our religion and give up backbiting and gossiping and everyone put a stop to it, would soon cease to be. "Sisters try to observe these instructions and ... them out in our every day life and you will increase in wisdom, knowledge and understanding. Your mind will become enlightened and the Spirit of the Lord will teach you things past, present and to come so that you shall receive blessings more than you will be able to contain."
Sister Madsen said she felt well and was always glad when she could come to meeting, and it was her heart's desire to do the will of God and keep his Commandments as far as she was able and said she believed in works. That precept was good, but example was much better. She said she did not feel able to teach, but with the help of the Lord she could do her part." "And would board Jens Nelson two weeks."
Sister Peel said she was glad to be able to attend the meetings and also that she had a ......in this church, she thought a good deal about the young folks. They caused her much anxiety and she thought the time was now come when we would have to go to the one side or the other. Said she would board Jens Nilson 2 weeks. sister Simpson said she felt there was a good spirit here lately and rejoiced that she was again able to meet with the Sisters. She said we all know what we had come up here for and said that she was glad to have the desire to do good and was willing to do her part all the time.
Sister Fechser said she felt well and hoped the young sisters would come out and attend these meetings.
Sister Morrison exhorted the sisters to faithfulness and
Meeting closed with singing "Oh My Father, Thou That Dwellest"
Prayer by Sister Peel.
MFC Morrison, Pres.
and Sect .........
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Died: August 29, 1877, Salt Lake City
Mary Ann Angell
Mary Ann Angell Young was the second woman married to Latter Day Saint leader Brigham Young. They were married on March 31, 1834. Young's first wife, Miriam Angeline Works, had died on September 8, 1832.Wikipedia
The painful intelligence has reached us this afternoon of the decease of your beloved husband and father and our much respected President Brother Brigham.
He has run his race and finished his course and gained for himself an inheritance among the Gods
Dear Sisters and children, we the sisters of Mt.Pleasant do most deeply sympathize with you all under this your most trying bereavement. and pray God our Heavenly Father that you may receive strength equal to the affliction you have been called upon to pass through.
Brother Brigham has closed his career with honor and dignity. And like a stock of corn fully ripe has laid down to account a glorious resurrection.
May we who are here behind, try to adhere to his counsels and teachings and strive to emulate his example. And may our whole future be spent in meekness and humility that when our turn comes to pass behind the veil it may be said to us, as to him "Well done good and faithful servants, enter then into the joy of thy Lord."
Your Sisters in the Gospel
MFC Morrison, Pres.
Helena Madsen, Counc.
Christina Peel, Counc.
Louisa Hasler, Secty.
Brigham Young was born June 1, 1801, in Whitingham, Vermont. In 1835, three years after he joined the Church, he was called to the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. As successor to Joseph Smith, he led the migration west in 1846–47 to the Rocky Mountains and founded Salt Lake City. He was sustained as President of the Church on December 27, 1847. As Church President and Territorial Governor of Utah, he established Latter–day Saint settlements in Utah and throughout the American West. Under his direction, construction commenced on the Salt Lake, St. George, and Logan temples. He brought the telegraph and the railroad to Utah and encouraged cooperative industry among Latter-day Saints, and he encouraged excellence and refinement in every aspect of life. He died August 29, 1877 in Salt Lake City after nearly 30 years as Church President.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Meeting held in Social Hall July 8, 1877
Opened with singing and prayer by Sister Johansen. Minutes of former meeting was read and accepted.
Sister Morrison talked considerably about the privileges we as a people enjoyed here in these mountains and have greatly blessed we were in being able to live here in peace and tranquility and worship God according to the dictates of our own consciences without fear of molestation.
While many of the nations of the earth there was nothing but tumult and strife failing them with fear. But hear we had it in our power to enjoy the Spirit of the Lord, and do the will of God and keep his commandments as we desire so to do. This was our privilege and the fault would be ours if we did not hold onto it. Sister Morrison also talked about the Sisters voting to sustain and supply the Mt. Pleasant Home in Manti with Sisters to cook for the men and hoped they would consider that vote as binding as any other covenant that they made, and do their best to sustain the same, that we ought not to forget the blessings to be derived from having our temple right in our own county and do all that lay in our power to help it along in our humble way. And she said that those that did so in honesty of heart would receive blessings more than they would be able to contain.
Bro. Jacob said he had been to Manti and heard the teachings of President Young and with great satisfaction; that he urged the necessity of us being a self-sustaining people and that the time was not distant when we would realize it to its fullest extent, and the sooner we could get machinery in our midst and have all kinds of Home Industry carried on amongst us the better it would be for this people.
President Young also said Polygamy was one of the greatest principles in this church and that we ought to strive to enjoy peace and good will one towards another and live unitedly, pray with each other and for each other and by so doing we would gain power over the power of darkness and live in full enjoyment of every principle of the Gospel.
Sister Peel also spoke in her own language and said she felt well
The meeting closed with singing and prayer by Jacob Christensen.
MFC Morrison, Pres.
and Sec. Pro Tem
Opened with singing
Prayer by Sister Madsen
Sister Madsen addressed the Sisters and said that Sister Morrison could not attend the meeting, but hoped that the Sisters felt free and bear their testimony and the good Spirit will be with us. The minutes from the former meeting were read and accepted, also a letter was read from E. R. Snow that Sister Morrison sent in for the Sisters to hear. Sister E. R. Snow sent the things back that was sent from Mt. Pleasant to the Fair, and thanked the Sisters for all they have done towards it. And also stated that she received the money as our share in the Book "Women of Mormondom", saying that the book will be printed and leave the press in a few weeks.
Sister Peterson bore her testimony also many of the other sisters in their own language. All felt well.
And meeting was closed with singing "We Thank Thee O God for the Prophet" and Prayer by Sister Hasler.
MFC Morrison, Pres
Louise Hasler, Sec.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Opened with singing
Prayer by Sister Morrison
Sister Morrison addressed the sisters and said that business called her away and prevented her to attend fully to this meeting and she hoped that all the sisters .... for a good purpose, so they will have a good time anyhow.
After she left most all the sisters bore their testimonies in a faithful manner. Sister Josephsen spoke and felt like she would try to do good, but she can not .......she seeks to be a good Latter Day Saint and a good member of the Society, but she thought she could not come ..... to it.
Sister Christine Jensen then testified that she visited Sister Josephsen's house almost from the beginning of the Society, and that she never left her home without a gift for the poor, and as a general thing treated the sisters with something good to eat
Sister Fechser brought in the report how she was getting along at Manti, looking for the Brethren felt well and was glad to do a little good towards the great work and was glad to have been chosen.
Sister Peterson spoke some about the silkworms and encouraged the sisters to take an interest in it and also she bore a faithful testimony to the truth; said that she was baptized in the church for 24 years and never faltered a minute, that this kingdom? was not the only truth in this world.
All felt well and a good spirit prevailed.
Meeting was closes with singing "We Thank Thee God for the the Prophet and prayer by Sister Peterson.
MFC Morrison Pres.
Louise Hasler, Sec
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Prayer by Sister Peel
The minutes from the former meeting were read and accepted, and also the yearly account of all what was done in the Society from May 11, 1876 to May 11, 1877.
As there was not but 19 $ and 85 cents for the book, "Women of Mormondom" instead of 25$ it was moved and seconded that we would borrow the 5$ from the Emigration money that was laying in the treasure case and pay it back as soon as are able. The vote was unanimous.
Then Sister Morrison spoke about the silkworms and begged we take an interest in it, and divide the eggs that we have on hand among them, that none of them be wasted, and by so sharing, we carried out the counsel of our President, Brigham Young, and increase in the small things so that we may be able to come up to greater things.
Sister Morrison remarked also that it was custom that every year the Sisters had the privilege to vote for the President, and so the.... now and reminded the sisters that she would leave Mt. Pleasant in a few months to make her home in Richfield, but promised to be one with us all the time and as often as she came to her home here; she would be sure and attend our meetings and correspond with us as often as we wish to. She thanked the Sisters for their well ... and faithfulness towards her, and prayed the Lord that He may bless this Society that we may prosper in every good thing, and be on hand to every call that will be made to us.
Sister Peel rose and felt glad for the progress we have made in the society when originated, and said how well she felt when she visited the Sisters, but she never left her home without asking the Lord to be with her, and guide and direct her in all things ..... would benefit her and the Sisters she was visiting.
Many of the other Sisters bore their testimony, felt glad to ....., that we had ..... a little good this year. Most all rose to speak and expressed their feeling... ....should think about becoming the President ....that done so much good and been so faithful to her duty; but were in hopes that she would not leave us entirely, and come and associate with us whenever she had a chance to do so.
A good feeling prevailed and the meeting was closed with singing and prayer by Sister Jensen.
MFC Morrison, President
Louise Hasler, Secretary
Meeting held May 14, 1877
Opened with singing
Prayer by Sister Peel
Sister Morrison addressed the Sisters and brought the report from Manti where she went ........furnish the house that was built for our workmen to live in. She said that when she left it was completely finished and and furnished with all the necessary items to make our brethren comfortable. She ....... to the Sisters everything ......was in the house so that every ....... have an understanding of what ......., and everyone felt pleased for the good progress have been made.
Sister Peel spoke and translated to the Sisters all that was said and bore her testimony to the good work. Sister Madsen felt also pleased and encouraged the Sisters in ..... good and by our Danish men where a call is made and a good deed ......and especially to the Temple that we can do the work for the living and for the dead when the Temple is finished.
Many of the other sisters bore their testimony in their own language.
Meeting was closed with singing and prayer by Sister Jensen
FCM Morrison, Pres
Louise Hasler, Sec