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

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<December 13> income to their own use; but this is a mistaken idea; suppose that all should act upon this principle, no one would do aught at present, consequently the building must cease, and this generation remain without a , and the church be rejected; then suppose the next generation labor upon the same principle, and the same in all succeeding generations, the Son of God would never have a place on earth to lay his head. Let every individual remember that their tithings and consecrations are required from what they have, and not what they expect to have sometime hence, and are wanted for immediate use— All money and other property designed for tithings and consecrations to the building of the must hereafter be presented to the Trustee in trust, President Joseph Smith and entered at the Recorder’s office in the book before referred to; and all receipts now holden by individuals, which they have received of the building committee for the property delivered to them, must also be forwarded to the Recorder’s Office for entry, to secure the appropriation of said property according to the original design. The Elders every where, will instruct the brethren both in public and in private, in the principles and doctrine set forth in this Epistle; so that every individual of the church may have a perfect understanding of his duty and privilege—
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<. Illinois December 13. 1841> [HC 4:475]
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14 December 1841 • Tuesday
<14> Tuesday 14. I commenced <opening> unpacking <and assorting> a lot of dry goods in the second Story of my New , situate on the North West Corner of Block 155. The Joiners and Masons <are> yet at work in the lower part of the building.
15 December 1841 • Wednesday
<15> Wednesday 15. In reply to enquiries concerning , the Printing Press, , &c, contained in a letter written at Novr. 16. 1841 by and acting Presidents, and , Bishop and Council to President Joseph Smith and &c it was decided as follows,
“It remains for to offer satisfaction, if he wishes so to do, according to the Minutes of the Conference. You are doubtless all well aware that all the Stakes, except those in , Illinois, and Iowa, were discontinued some time since by the First Presidency, as published in the Times and Seasons; but as it appears that there are many in who desire to remain there, and build up that place, and as you have made great exertions, according to your letter, to establish a printing press, and take care of the Poor, &c, since that Period, you may as well continue operations according to your designs, and [p. 1264]
December 13 income to their own use; but this is a mistaken idea; suppose that all should act upon this principle, no one would do aught at present, consequently the building must cease, and this generation remain without a , and the church be rejected; then suppose the next generation labor upon the same principle, and the same in all succeeding generations, the Son of God would never have a place on earth to lay his head. Let every individual remember that their tithings and consecrations are required from what they have, and not what they expect to have sometime hence, and are wanted for immediate use— All money and other property designed for tithings and consecrations to the building of the must hereafter be presented to the Trustee in trust, President Joseph Smith and entered at the Recorder’s office in the book before referred to; and all receipts now holden by individuals, which they have received of the building committee for the property delivered to them, must also be forwarded to the Recorder’s Office for entry, to secure the appropriation of said property according to the original design. The Elders every where, will instruct the brethren both in public and in private, in the principles and doctrine set forth in this Epistle; so that every individual of the church may have a perfect understanding of his duty and privilege—
, —”
. Illinois December 13. 1841 [HC 4:475]
[7 lines blank]
14 December 1841 • Tuesday
14 Tuesday 14. I commenced opening unpacking and assorting a lot of dry goods in the second Story of my New , situate on the North West Corner of Block 155. The Joiners and Masons are yet at work in the lower part of the building.
15 December 1841 • Wednesday
15 Wednesday 15. In reply to enquiries concerning , the Printing Press, , &c, contained in a letter written at Novr. 16. 1841 by and acting Presidents, and , Bishop and Council to President Joseph Smith and &c it was decided as follows,
“It remains for to offer satisfaction, if he wishes so to do, according to the Minutes of the Conference. You are doubtless all well aware that all the Stakes, except those in , Illinois, and Iowa, were discontinued some time since by the First Presidency, as published in the Times and Seasons; but as it appears that there are many in who desire to remain there, and build up that place, and as you have made great exertions, according to your letter, to establish a printing press, and take care of the Poor, &c, since that Period, you may as well continue operations according to your designs, and [p. 1264]
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