but you must be liberal in your feelings.
Let this Society teach now to act towards
husbands to treat them with mildness & affect-
ion. When men is borne down with trouble
when he is perplexed, if he can meet a smile,
an argument, if he can meet with mildness
it will calm down his soul & soothe his feel-
ings, when the mind is going to despair
it needs a solace.
This society is to get instruction thro'
the order which God has established, thro' the
medium of those appointed to lead & now
turn the Key to you in the name of God & this
society shall rejoice & knowledge & intelligence
shall flow down from this time, this is
the beginning of better days to this Society.
When you go home never give a cross
word, but let kindness charity & love, crown
your works hence forward. dont envy sinners,
have mercy on them, God will destroy them
Let your labors be mostly confined to those
around you in your own circle; as far as
knowledge is concerned, it may extend to
all the world, but your administrations
should be confined to the circle of your
immediate accquaintance, & more
especially to the members of the Society.
Those ordained to lead the society,
are authorised to appoint the different
offices as the circumstances shall require.
If any have a matter to reveal,
let it be in your own tongue, do not indul
ge too much in the gift of tongues, or the
devil will take advantage of the innocent.
You may speak in tongues for your own
comfort but I lay this down for a
rule that if any thing is taught by the
gift of tongues, it is not to be received
Prest Smith then offered instruct
ion respecting the propriety of females
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"Journal (January 1, 1841 – December 31, 1842)," June 24, 1842, The Wilford Woodruff Papers, accessed June 4, 2023, https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/p/ngD