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Wow, a piece of history is now available through The Joseph Smith Papers project. This is a page from the first meeting of the Relief Society. And, through the miracle of technology, we can see it first hand. Here is what the page says...
Book of Records.
The Female Relief Society of Nauvoo.
[4 lines blank]
The following appropriate frontispiece,
was found lying on an open Bible, in the room
appropriated for the Society; at its first meeting.
Written on a scrap.
“O, Lord! help our widows, and fatherless
children! So mote it be. Amen. With
the sword, and the word of truth, defend
thou them. So mote it be. Amen.”
was politely presented to the Society by
Elder W[illard] Richards;
on the 17th of March, AD. 1842. [p. 4]