180 years ago today - Mar 17, 1842 - Thursday

Assisted in organizing "The Female Relief Society of Nauvoo " in the "Lodge Room" Sister Emma Smith President. ... <I> gave much instru[c]tion. read in the New Testament & Book of Doctrine & Covenants. concer[n]ing the Elect Lady. & Shewed that Elect meant to be Elected to a certain work &c, & that the revelation was then fulfilled by his Sister Emma's Election to the Presidency of the Society, she having previously been ordained to expound the Scriptures. [A few weeks earlier, a group of women in Nauvoo drafted a constitution for a proposed charitable "Sewing Society." When they showed the document to JS, he told them he had "something better" for them and called this meeting...]

[Joseph Smith, Journal, Dec. 1841–Dec. 1842 in "The Book of the Law of the Lord," Record Book, 1841–1845]

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