Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Female Relief Society ~ June 1878

Meeting held 8th, 1878

Opened with singing "Oh My Father, Thou Do Dwellest".

Prayer by Sister Peel

Sister Morrison addressed the Sisters feeling so much pleased to see so many of the Sisters coming to meeting and hoped and prayed that they have come here to be benefited and having their good desire in their heart to come again and unite with the Sisters and celebrate the spirit of God.

The minutes from the former meeting were read and accepted; also the minutes of the 22nd of June.  Then Sister Morrison thought it best to put business up to the next meeting and have this meeting for a Testimony meeting; hoped  that the Sisters will be free and bear their testimony; urged the Sisters to be grateful and thankful to the Lord that He has brought us out of (?).....and home to Zion.  She only wished that we could live (?) before the Lord day after day; exhorted Sisters  to be Prayerful and try to overcome that spirit and influence  that advise try to overcome us and try to lead us astray. (???)

She talked about the great responsibility that rests upon us as mothers in Israel to raise up our children in truth and righteousness and make them useful for this reat work roll on.  She also felt much pleased to hear of the young Sisters, that she had a good meeting where everyone felt the Spirit of God richly manifested.

Sister Peel also bore her Testimony; felt so much benifited in the good meetings she attended when our visiting Sisters were here; especially spoke a good deal about the gospel instruction was given in Fairview; and said that she only wished the spirit would move upon her with that much power as he did when she heard the speaker, but  many things slipped from her mind but was sure that it had done much good.

Sister Simpson felt very glad to see so many Sisters together for a good purpose and prayed to God that all may feel to continue and bore her Testimony.

Sister Seely bore her Testimony; felt glad to meet and spoke upon our children.  If we do our duty and teach them good principles, we let the .......consequence(?) follow; if we do that in combination with prayer, their actions will not be for us to answer, it will fall to their own condemnation.

Mother Watkins bore her Testimony; felt so glad to be here, thought it was the best meeting she had attended since she came from the old country and said she would come again and wished that her name would be enrolled as a member of the Society.

Many of the Sisters spoke in their own language and a good spirit prevailed.

Meeting closed with singing and benediction.

Louise Hasler, Secretary

MFC Morrison, President

The following names were given in as member of the Society:

Maren Christensen

Christina Watkin

Maria Eglund

Ema Pay

Rozil Andersen

Chesta Olsen

The acceptance of these Sisters as members of our Society was moved and seconded  and unanimously carried.

Hanah Petersen

Retina Day

Sophia Miller

were set apart to the Visiting Committee.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Female Relief Society ~ June 22, 1878

Meeting held Jun 22, 1878

Opened with singing "Oh My Father Thou Dwellest"

Prayer by Sister L. Peterson

Sister Simpson addressed the Sisters, in the absence of Pres. Sister Morrison. Asked the Lord to bless her and give her a portion of the good spirit that she may say something for their benefit; bore her testimony to the great Latter Day Saint work; felt so much blessed, instructed and benefitted of the good counsel that we had from Sister Eliza Snow and Zina Young.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Female Relief Society, June 22, 1878 ~ A visit from Eliza R. Snow and Zina Young

Meeting held June 22, 1878

Opened by singing by the Choir

Prayer by  Edward Cliff

Singing by the choir.

Sister Morrison called the congregation to order and introduced Sister Eliza R. Snow and Sister Zina Young.

Sister E. Snow addressed the meeting and said that she had the opportunity to meet with the Sisters and she read our  .......... report and found it very recommending(?) but that it was not all that she likes to see.  She likes to see just as much the important part of the work of the Society. If the sisters work morally and spiritually, if this cultivates the Spirit of God.

Ask all if they were aware of

the work as a member of the Society, such as a member of the Latter Day work or if some of us have gone to sleep and grown cold. If that is the case then

 maybe you are certainly unhappy and what is more in Heaven and on Earth then the happiness of this kingdom would be in this Last Days.(?)

Then she spoke about the celestial law when it was revealed to her in the days of

.......?  She did not understand a thing about it, but the Spirit of God taught her and ..... that she get it and understand more.  She was glad that.....said one more......shows what important duty lays upon the women to bring up our children as useful instruments in the Latter Day Work, and useful and worthy of a nation.  It says, show me the women of a nation and I will tell what this nation is. "Think about this Sister and think and put it to practice in your families and in your homes.  We have no time to..........that was the law for us.

She thanked the brethren for coming and was, and was always glad to see them come to meeting, hoped that they felt benefited by..

She did not come to preach to you because she thought she was better than you but we have our duties to perform and every day of our life we should think of our duty as mothers and as ......workers in the great and glorious work.

She spoke again about plural marriage as a principle that was given to us to.......... prepare us for exaltation and glory that God has promised to them that will practice it............

Sister Elisa is a little greedy, but I am only that much greedy that I want to obtain all the blessings and exaltation that God will restore upon us if we only keep His commandments.  If a man is married to one wife and thinks he can obtain the same blessings and glory than a man that has more wives and endure all the trials and troubles therewith.  We should not ........ourselves with that.  We have to overcome all things that will hinder us to keep the commandments of God.  Would you want a man that loves only one wife at the time.  Who would not despise such a man?  But would you want a man that would promise you that he would never take another?  I would not have him if he was the only man in the world.

If we want to come up to our duty, we have to meet often, and that way obtain the Spirit of God.  This makes our homes happy.  A woman that has the Spirit of God in her heart is kind to her husband, kind to her children.  A woman that attends her meetings can do more work. The woman that day after day works and toils will never overcome her work and certainly be unhappy and makes all her........unhappy.  A woman that day after day tries to do her duty and is willing to improve in all good things until she is called away....... she will meet her friends that have gone before her...... sisters they want to become

Monday, August 18, 2014

Female ReliefSociety, April 1878

Meeting Held April 29th 1878

Opened with singing "My God the Spring of all My Joy"

Prayer by Sister Peel

Minutes of former meeting were read and accepted.  Report of donations and disbursements were read.

Sister Morrison felt sat at heart because of such a slacking off in attendance of the sisters, but the Lord had said where a few were gathered together in his name , He would be in the midst to bless them and to .....good.

Sister Peel said she thought the time would come when the Sisters would be sorry they had been so .....and had not embraced the opportunity given us in coming together to hear our testimonies and talk of the goodness of our God .

Sister Simpson felt glad she was able to meet with us and was thankful for every blessing that was give unto us and.....humble.

sister Knusen said she went visiting, she requested the Sisters to try and attend the meeting.  She said she was always willing to help the poor, but did not see the necessity to coming to Meeting.

Sister Berthelsen:  It was our duty to set the example to others.

Sister Joplin said she had been kept away through sickness.

sister Josephson was thankful for the goodness of God and she wanted todo the best she can

Sister Ingre Christensen was glad to be able to meet with the Sisters.  All the sisters were satisfied with what it was doing.

Then Sister Peel translated the testimonies to Danish.

Sister Morrison  brought to the minds of  the the Sisters the poor Saints in Wales and a donation was taken up which promise 15 cents ...

It was moved and seconded that we sustain Sister Morrison as our President for our F R Society which vote was unanimous carried and many of the Sisters showed their satisfactory feeling towards  our President and her doings.

Meeting was closed with singing:

Glory to My God this Night

Prayer by Sister Hasler.

MFCMorrison, Pres.

Louise Hasler, Sec

Monday, July 21, 2014

Female ReliefSociety Donors of Wheat 1876 .......cont.

Beloved Sisters and Friends !
 We make this appeal to you in all sincerity, after most serious thought on storing away grain while it is within our reach.  We wish is where possible the subject might be agitated in private until every Mother and Daughter should feel the necessity of immediate action.

Donations by the bushel:

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Mount Pleasant Relief Society 1876 ~ Called to Donate Wheat

Beloved Sisters and Friends !
 We make this appeal to you in all sincerity, after most serious thought on storing away grain while it is within our reach.  We wish is where possible the subject might be agitated in private until every Mother and Daughter should feel the necessity of immediate action.

It is the express wish of Pres. Young  that all sisters in all settlements set out to work with a will , and in energy become true Latter Day Saints and gather up grain and store it away against the day of want.

We the Sisters of Mt. Pleasant have met in council and have thought it best to ascertain what the Sisters can aid us in this laudable undertaking.

We have also thought that at the very least each sister or mother might help us to 1 bushel of wheat.

We also wish to be distinctly understood that every sister consult her husband and do nothing without his sanction or approval.

We also wish it to be known that all wheat donated to us at this time be stored away in a save place and kept sacred against the day of want.

The teachers going round will take the names of those who are willing to donate, and the amount donated with their names shall be entered in with the records of the Society.  Let it be understood that when we receive the names of the donors we will send round teams in the different wards to collect.

May the Lord bless those who are desirous to assist us in our efforts to do good, and may we be wise as Joseph in Egypt and as successful.

God grant that not one honest heart may falter.

Margaret F.C. Morrison, Pres.
Caroline Madsen, Councilor
Christianna Peel, Councilor
Louise Hasler, Secretary

1st Ward
Christiana  Sina Jensen                                1 Bushel
Elizabeth McCarter                                     1
T. Winters                                                  1
Katherine Hafen                                          1
Lizetta Hafen                                             1
Sine Fowls                                                 1
Line and Stine Johansen                              3
Sarah Oldham                                            2
Emy Olsen                                                 1/2
Line Keller                                                 1/2
Mary Winkler                                             1
Tia Bramstead                                            1
Susannah Thalman                                      2
Lise Joplin                                                  1
Susannah Joplin                                          1
Mis Rolvsen                                               1
Teyentha Jensen                                         1
Kathrine Nelson                                          1
Lisse Fowls                                                1
Mary Jessen                                               1/2
Caroline Jessen                                           1/2
Emily Courts                                              1/2
T Caroline Larsen                                       2
Sophia Christensen                                     1
Sophia Jensen                                            1
Ellen Olsen                                                1 1/2
Mary Brooks                                             1
Nancy Racteen                                          1
Kathrine Nelson                                         1
Louise Hasler                                            1
Sine Peterson                                            1
Ellen Johansen                                          1/4
Mary Peterson                                          1/2
Stine Christensen                                      1
Johanna M. Peterson                                 1
Sine Anderson                                           1
Mary Peterson                                           1

Monday, May 12, 2014

Relief Society Held April ....1878

Meeting held April ...1878
Opened with singing "Guide Us Thou O Great Jehova"
Prayer by Sister Peel
Singing "How Firm A Foundation Ye Saints Of The Lord"
Sister Morrison addressed the sisters.  Felt well to be united with the sisters in capacity of a meeting, said in as much as we were humble in our efforts before the Lord, he would direct us with his holy spirit to lead and guide us in the way of truth and righteousness in all things that is noble and good.  Thought it was a great privilege given to us to be stewards for the poor, to comfort the less spirited and build up those that are oppressed with sorrow and trials.  She also exhorted the sisters to be watchful and prayerful in this .....the power to present that influence and spirit that try to lead us astray.
Sister Peel felt also glad to meet with the sisters and then to bear her testimony, felt sorry that poor health had not permitted her to come every time but her spirit always united with the sisters.
Sister Simpson said that the good spirit manifested in this meeting, felt so much pleased that the visiting sisters came so loaded to her house; thought it was a pleasure to supply the wants of the poor and exhorted the sisters that go around by humble and prayer so that they will always bring a good spirit wherever they go.
Sister Rowe said that it was a long time since she met with the sisters.... but the faces look familiar to her and reminded her that the fellowship and connections we had this mortal body.
So many other sisters presented strong testimony to the truth and a good spirit prevailed and was felt by everyone present.
Sister Morrison read some chapter of "Women of Mormondom" and Sister Hanah Nelson was admitted as a member of our society.
Sister ....... gave a pair of stockings to the temple and the meeting was closed with singing and Prayer.
Sis MFC Morrison   Pres
Sis Louise Hasler   Sec.

Friday, March 28, 2014

March 2 th 1878

Meeting held March 2th 1878.
Opened with singing and prayer by Sister Peel.
Minutes from former meeting were read and accepted. Disbursements and donations were read; also the temple donations.

Sister Morrison then stood and read a letter that was sent to her about our share towards the book printed, "Women of Mormon Home"(?)  Sister Wells related in a kind letter to Sister Morrison that our share was acknowledged but Sister L.R. Snow thought it best to sell the first edition and bring forth the next edition then the sisters could have their share and divided in books (?). But  if they wished, the books would be handed out to them now.  It was moved and seconded that our share should remain there  until the second edition.

Sister Morrison appointed a quilting bee on March 12 for the temple. She also made some remarks about raising of silk, and said that now is the time to take those things to considerigen (consideration) and to plant out Mulberry trees in time.  She hoped that others would make an effort..... good Sister Peterson has left, and exhorted the sisters in truth and faithfulness in the gospel.  She then gave place for the sisters to bear their testimonies.

Sister Peel bore a faithful testimony and felt glad that we were prepared to fulfill the wants and needs of the poor. She also translated all that was said and written to the sisters who could not understand the English language.

Sister Simpson felt well to meet with the sisters and bore her testimony of truths.

Many sisters bore their testimony in their own language.  Sister Ingre Christensen was admitted as a  member of the Female Relief Society and the meeting was closed with singing and prayer.

MFC Morrison, Pres.
Louise Hasler, Sec.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Female Relief Society ~ February 4, 1878

Meeting held February 4, 1878
Opened by singing and prayer by Sister Peel.  Minutes from former meeting were read and accepted.  Also donations and disbursements from the last month.  The quilts made by the Society were sold for 9# to the Temple.  Another quilt was appointed for the same purpose.

After discussions ....... .... to Sister Morrison to address the sisters with the best feelings to meet with the Sisters.  Also, she was not able to say much as ........ a bad cold.  She had wished the Sisters would all bear their testimony and speak their feelings.  Sister Peel .....spoke the Danish language and Sister Josephsen bore a faithful to the Latter Day good and wished with all her heart she was able to do all the good she desired to do. 

Sister Jensen also bore a faithful testimony and her only desire was to hold a standing in this church and kingdom(?) in time and eternity,  Many of the Sisters spoke their own language and a good spirit prevailed.  

Sister Morrison addressed the Sisters to take good care of their little ones and said that the ..... was on hand to take them away, hoped the climate would change and eased so much (?).

Meeting was closed by singing and prayer.

MFC Morrison, President

Louise Hasler, Secretary

Friday, January 24, 2014

Meeting Held January 1878

  Meeting held January .... 1878

Opened with singing and prayer by Sister Peel.

Minutes of previous meeting were read and accepted and reports and ...........were handed in.  Also receipts of grain which had been ....... by the Sisters in obedience to the counsel of Brigham Young.

 Sister Morrison then said we were upon the beginning of a new year and .......time to look back and reflect and ask ourselves the question, "how much time have we let go to waste; wherein have we come short of our duty? These, my dear sisters are most important questions and those of you present ought to be the........face herself and those that can can do so satisfactorly, (sp)for then it will be well.  Therefore, let us be diligent with the time allotted to us, doing all the good we can, comforting the poor, helping to build temples for the Most High to dwell in and living our religion to the best of our knowledge and ability, Striving to overcome our weaknesses and imperfections that the Lord may delight to help us."

Sister Morrison also wished the Sisters to visit Sister Peterson as she was laying in a very was made; that when she was taken, the Society would lose a good member and a faithful Latter Day Saint. "Sisters, visit her and do all the good you can."

Sister Madsen said that she felt well, although  ......... were engaged in a good cause and hoped the Sisters would feel encouraged to press forward to do all the good we could, that one after another was passing away and it was a lesson for us to be diligent and watchful, trying to be united that we might enjoy the Spirit of the Lord, Amen.

Sister Peel also felt well and prayed that we might do better in the future than we had done in the past and be able to help the poor when they stood in need of help.  She was also glad to be able to meet with the Sisters although there were but few here.  Yet she felt there was a good spirit and she desired to do all the good she could.

Sister Simpson felt well and was glad to be able to bear her testimony of God in these Last Days.  She was glad the sisters were so will to go..... to gather up for the poor.  She was glad she lived in this day when the Lord had been pleased to reveal himself to the children of men and make known His mind...........and might bless Sister Morrison and her counselors that they be united as the head of  one and enjoy always the good spirit of the Lord.

Sister Brothersen bore a faithful testimony and was glad to be one with the Sisters and be able to help to gather for the poor. Also, that she had been gathered up to Zion, to see temples built for the redemption of the human family.

Sister Scovil said she rejoiced in the work of God.  She always had a testimony bear. When she was without bread she asked the Lord and the next day all her wants were supplied, that the Lord was quick.... She gave glory to the Lord and praised his name, continually.  Amen

Sister St.....  felt well and was  glad to be    ...... the spirit of God.  Also that she had been able to gather up to Zion to live with the people of God; she upheld those in authority and felt in her heart to sustain those who were place in her...........

Sister Knudsen was glad she had come to meeting for she felt so good and hoped the sisters would try to come together and be united that all would feel good in doing so.

Sister ........ also felt well and was glad she went to Manti to help cook for the temple hands and was always willing to do what she could.

Sister Frandsen was glad to be here, but would be glad to see more of the Sisters come to meeting and was always glad to see the Kingdom rolling on, and prayed that the Lord would help us.  Amen

A hymn was sung. "The Spirit of God, Like a Fire is Burning"

Prayer by Sister Madsen

Sister Morrison President