they need his instruction— ask him, he will give it from time
Let this Presidency serve as a constitution— all their decisions be
considered law; and acted upon as such.
If any Officers are wanted to carry out the designs of the Institution, let
them be appointed and set apart, as , &c. are among us.
The minutes of your meetings will be precedents for you to act upon— your
Constitution and law.
He then suggested the propriety of electing a Presidency to continue in
office during good behavior, or so long as they shall continue to fill the office with
dignity &c. like the of the .
Motioned by and seconded by Sister Packard that Mrs. be chosen President— passed unanimously—
Mov’d by Prest. Smith, that proceed
to choose her Counsellors, that they may be to preside over this Society, in
taking care of the poor— administ ering to their wants, and attending to the various
affairs of this Institution.
The , then made choice of Mrs. Sarah M. Cleveland and
Mrs. for Counsellors—
President Smith read the Revelation to , from the book of
Doctrine and Covenants; and stated that she was ordain’d at the time, the Revelation was
given, to expound the scriptures to all; and to teach the female part of community; and
that not she alone, but others, may attain to the same blessings.— [p. 8]