175 years ago today - Jun 6, 1846

Louisa Barnes Pratt, traveling with "Camp of Israel" in Iowa, writes: "Last evening the ladies met to organize. Mrs. Isaac Chase was called to the chair. She was also appointed President by unanimous vote. Mrs. L[ouisa] B. Pratt, counsellor and scribe. Several resolutions were adopted: 1st Resolved: that when the brethren call on us to attend prayers, get engaged in conversation and forget what they called us for, that the sisters retire to some convenient place, pray by themselves and go about their business. 2nd. If the men wish to hold control over women, let them be on the alert. We believe in equal rights. Meeting adjourned, sine die."

[On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com]

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