History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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are organized according to my laws, if otherwise they will  be cut off: wherefore let my servant , and those  whom he has chosen, in whom I am well pleased, appoint unto this  people their portion, every man equal according to their families,  according to their circumstances, and their wants and needs;  and let my Servant , when he shall ap point a man his portion, give unto him a writing that shall  secure to him his portion, that he shall hold it, even this right  and this in the , until he transgresses and is  not accounted worthy by the voice of the church, to belong to acording  to the , to belong to the  church; and if he transgress and is not accounted worthy to  belong to the church: he shall not have power to claim that portion  which he has unto the for the poor and  the needy of my church: therefore he shall not retain the gift,  but shall only have claim on that portion that is deeded unto  him. And thus, all things shall be made sure according to the  laws of the lands.
2. And let that which belongs to this people, be appointed unto this peo ple; and the money which is left unto this people, let there be  an agent appointed unto this people; to take the money to pro[v]ide  food and raiment, according to the wants of this people. And  let every man deal honestly, and be alike among this people,  and receive alike, that ye may be one, even as I have you.
3. And let that which belongeth to this people, not be taken and  given unto that of another church; wherefore, if another church  would receive money of this church, let them pay unto this church  again according as they shall agree; and this shall be done  through the or his agent, which shall be appointed by  the voice of the church.
4. And again, let the apoint a unto this  church, and let all things both in money and in meat, which  is more than <is> needful for the want of this people, be kept in the  hands of the . And let him also reserve unto himself,  for his own wants, and for the wants of his family, as he shall  be employed in doing this business. I thus I grant unto this  people a privelege of organizing themselves according to my  laws; and I consecrate unto them this land for a little sea [p. 117]
are organized according to my laws, if otherwise they will be cut off: wherefore let my servant , and those whom he has chosen, in whom I am well pleased, appoint unto this people their portion, every man equal according to their families, according to their circumstances, and their wants and needs; and let my Servant , when he shall appoint a man his portion, give unto him a writing that shall secure to him his portion, that he shall hold it, even this right and this in the , until he transgresses and is not accounted worthy by the voice of the church, acording to the , to belong to the church; and if he transgress and is not accounted worthy to belong to the church: he shall not have power to claim that portion which he has unto the for the poor and the needy of my church: therefore he shall not retain the gift, but shall only have claim on that portion that is deeded unto him. And thus, all things shall be made sure according to the laws of the lands.
2. And let that which belongs to this people, be appointed unto this people; and the money which is left unto this people, let there be an agent appointed unto this people; to take the money to provide food and raiment, according to the wants of this people. And let every man deal honestly, and be alike among this people, and receive alike, that ye may be one, even as I have you.
3. And let that which belongeth to this people, not be taken and given unto that of another church; wherefore, if another church would receive money of this church, let them pay unto this church again according as they shall agree; and this shall be done through the or his agent, which shall be appointed by the voice of the church.
4. And again, let the apoint a unto this church, and let all things both in money and in meat, which is more than is needful for the want of this people, be kept in the hands of the . And let him also reserve unto himself, for his own wants, and for the wants of his family, as he shall be employed in doing this business. I thus I grant unto this people a privelege of organizing themselves according to my laws; and I consecrate unto them this land for a little sea [p. 117]
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