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    Living Up to Mary Fielding Smith

    At the funeral of Mary Fielding Smith, Brigham Young gave a challenge to all the sisters present: “Better the life of Mary Fielding, if you can do it. If you can,” he said, “then you will receive you[r] reward: a crown of glory, immortality, and eternal lives.”

    “Brigham Young, September 23, 1852: Sermon at the Funeral of Mary Fielding Smith,” transcribed by LaJean Purcell Carruth, history.lds.org