16 March 1844 • Saturday
Minutes of Preceedings of Second
Meeting of the Society 1844
Room over Brick Store March 16th
10 oclock A.M
Meeting opend with singing.
Prayer by Prest .
— then arose and address’d the meeting upon the Nec[es]sity of being
united amoung ourselves and Strenthing [strengthening] each others hands in ordor that we may be able to
do much good amoung the poor— again read the Epistle in defence of the virtues
Female part of the community of exhorted them to cleanse thier hearts and Ears
and said the time had come when we must throw throw
the mantle of charity round to shield those who will repent
and do so no
more Spoke of Spiritual Wife system, theot [that?] some
taught it as the doctrine of B Joseph— She advised all to abide the Book of Mormon— dr
Coven’ts [Doctrine and Covenants] &c then read that Epistle of President J.
Smiths; rewritten in this Book of Record— Meeting then closed to reopen— 12 Oclock—
One Oclock meeting calld to order Pres again addressed the
Society read Boath the former Epistles;— desired none should lift their hand or voice; to
adopt the princples unless they where willing to maintain their integrity through time
& Etirnity Said thease contain the princples, the Society started upon; but was
sorry to have to say [p. 125]