|Eliza R. Snow Smith Young establishing the Relief Society in Utah Territory with the original Relief Society Minute Book. From Daughters in My Kingdom.|
Today is the 171st anniversary of the founding of the Relief Society of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This organization is one of the oldest and largest women's organizations in the world.
Not long ago, the Joseph Smith Papers Project placed the founding document of the Relief Society online:
If you visit the link, you can read the minute book as well as a summary of its history.