Relief Society Moment

March 15, 2009 | 4 comments

I ran across this Relief Society moment in the March 15, 1873 Woman’s Exponent. Maybe it will make you smile, too:

From the Third Ward Relief Society, Provo City, March 9th, 1873


“At a meeting in November, our Society voted unanimously to drop the word “Female,” and a report was at once forwarded, together with money for four numbers of the Exponent; which, owning to some mistake, carelessness, or dishonesty, in some quarter, you did not receive.

            Our Society is doing well; our Ward is small and not well off, but we have no indigent poor. We give assistance occasionally, but have no steady pensioners. We feel an interest in the welfare of our excellent paper, and in the rolling forth of the work of God.

            M. J. Tanner, President”

4 Responses to Relief Society Moment

  1. Kaimi Wenger on March 17, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Nice find, Kylie. :)

  2. Alison Moore Smith on March 17, 2009 at 1:39 am

    So, do we celebrate the RS birthday or St. Paddy’s Day?

  3. Kylie on March 17, 2009 at 10:29 am

    Hmm. Hard question, Alison. I’m wearing green so my kids don’t pinch me. But I spend a moment thinking about the “turning of the key” in honor of RS. Or perhaps we should vote on it, like the RS did in 1873.

  4. Alison Moore Smith on March 17, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    I vote for St. Patrick. But then again, I’m Irish.

    Love the peek into the past that this provides.