History, 1838–1856, volume C-1 [2 November 1838–31 July 1842]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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<January 19> your brethren, who have been pure in heart, and have been slain in the land  of , saith the Lord. 17 And again, verily I say unto you I  command you again to build a to my name, even in this place that  you may prove yourselves unto me, that ye are faithful in all things, whatsoever  I command you, that I may bless you, and crown you with honor, immortality,  and eternal life. 18 And now, I say unto you, as pertaining to my  , which I have commanded you to build, for the boarding of strangers,  let it be built unto my name, and let my name be named upon it, and  let my servant Joseph and his house have place therein, from generation to  generation: for this anointing have I put upon his head, that his blessing  shall also be put upon the head of his posterity after him; and as I said unto  Abraham, concerning the kindreds of the earth; even so I say unto my servant  Joseph, in thee, and in thy seed, shall the kindreds of the earth be blessed.  Therefore, let my servant Joseph and his seed after him have place in that ,  from generation to generation, for ever and ever, saith the Lord, and let the name  of that house be called the ; and let it be a delightful habitation  for man, and a resting place for the weary traveller, that he may contemplate  the glory of , and the glory of this Corner Stone thereof; that he may  receive, also, the counsel from those whom I have set to be as plants of  renown, and as watchmen upon her walls. 19. Behold! verily I say  unto you, let my servant , and my servant , and  my servant , and my servant , organize themselves,  and appoint one of them to be a president over their quorum for the purpose  of building that . And they shall form a constitution whereby they  may receive stock for the building of that . And they shall not receive  less than fifty dollars for a share of stock in that , and they shall be  permitted to receive fifteen thousand dollars from any one man for stock in  that ; but they shall not be permitted to receive over fifteen thousand  dollars stock from any one man; and they shall not be permitted to receive  under fifty dollars for a share from any one man in that ;  and they shall not be permitted to receive any man as a stock holder in this  , except the same shall pay his stock into their hands, at the time he receives  stock; and in proportion to the amount of stock he pays into their hands, he  shall receive stock in that ; but if he pay nothing into their hands, he  shall not receive any stock in that . And if any pay stock into their  hands, it shall be for stock in that , for himself, and for his generation after  him, from generation to generation, so long as he and his heirs shall hold  that stock, and do not sell or convey the stock away out of their hands by  their own free will and act: if you will do my will, saith the Lord your God.  20. And again, verily I say unto you, if my servant , and my  servant , and my servant , and my servant , receive any stock into their hands, in monies or in properties wherein  they receive the real value of monies, they shall not appropriate any portion  of that stock to any other purpose, only in that ; and if they do appropriate [p. 1153]
January 19 your brethren, who have been pure in heart, and have been slain in the land of , saith the Lord. 17 And again, verily I say unto you I command you again to build a to my name, even in this place that you may prove yourselves unto me, that ye are faithful in all things, whatsoever I command you, that I may bless you, and crown you with honor, immortality, and eternal life. 18 And now, I say unto you, as pertaining to my , which I have commanded you to build, for the boarding of strangers, let it be built unto my name, and let my name be named upon it, and let my servant Joseph and his house have place therein, from generation to generation: for this anointing have I put upon his head, that his blessing shall also be put upon the head of his posterity after him; and as I said unto Abraham, concerning the kindreds of the earth; even so I say unto my servant Joseph, in thee, and in thy seed, shall the kindreds of the earth be blessed. Therefore, let my servant Joseph and his seed after him have place in that , from generation to generation, for ever and ever, saith the Lord, and let the name of that house be called the ; and let it be a delightful habitation for man, and a resting place for the weary traveller, that he may contemplate the glory of , and the glory of this Corner Stone thereof; that he may receive, also, the counsel from those whom I have set to be as plants of renown, and as watchmen upon her walls. 19. Behold! verily I say unto you, let my servant , and my servant , and my servant , and my servant , organize themselves, and appoint one of them to be a president over their quorum for the purpose of building that . And they shall form a constitution whereby they may receive stock for the building of that . And they shall not receive less than fifty dollars for a share of stock in that , and they shall be permitted to receive fifteen thousand dollars from any one man for stock in that ; but they shall not be permitted to receive over fifteen thousand dollars stock from any one man; and they shall not be permitted to receive under fifty dollars for a share from any one man in that ; and they shall not be permitted to receive any man as a stock holder in this , except the same shall pay his stock into their hands, at the time he receives stock; and in proportion to the amount of stock he pays into their hands, he shall receive stock in that ; but if he pay nothing into their hands, he shall not receive any stock in that . And if any pay stock into their hands, it shall be for stock in that , for himself, and for his generation after him, from generation to generation, so long as he and his heirs shall hold that stock, and do not sell or convey the stock away out of their hands by their own free will and act: if you will do my will, saith the Lord your God. 20. And again, verily I say unto you, if my servant , and my servant , and my servant , and my servant , receive any stock into their hands, in monies or in properties wherein they receive the real value of monies, they shall not appropriate any portion of that stock to any other purpose, only in that ; and if they do appropriate [p. 1153]
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