175 years ago today - Mar 9, 1845 (Evening)

[Upon a request to begin the Relief Society again, Brigham Young states:] Relative to things in which any of our sisters have been engaged they have no right to meddle in the affairs of the kingdom of God, outside the pale of this they have a right to meddle because many of them are more sagacious and shrewd and more competent [than men] to attend to things of financial affairs. They never can hold the keys of the Priesthood apart from their husbands, When I want sisters or the wives of the members of the church to get up Relief Society I will summon them to my aid but until that time let them stay at home and if you see females huddling together veto the concern and if they say Joseph started it tell them it is a damned lie for I know he never encouraged it'- I am determined to stay these proceedings for by it our best men have been taken from us. One ounce of prevention is better than one pound of cure. -- Nauvoo, Illinois

[Seventies Record Minutes as quoted in The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City (2009), http://bit.ly/BY-discourses]

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