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

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<February 24> Sisters Marinda, Mary, and others present to hear the explanations. <I wrote , Magoupin [Macoupin] Co., Ill., as follows:—>
Feby. 24. 1842. Beloved Brother. Yours of the 24th. ult. is received in relation to certain tithings of your neighborhood being transferred to your account which you hold against the Church to the amount of $305. including $150. of your own. There are no receipts issued for property received on tithing; but an entry is made in the book of the Law of the Lord and parties living at a distance notified of the same. If the parties named will pay you the sum specified in your letter and you will endorse the same. i.e. $305 on the obligation you hold against the Church and give me notice accordingly with a schedule of individuals names and payments the same shall be entered to their credit on tithing Yours &c Joseph Smith— — Scribe—
25 February 1842 • Friday
<25> Friday 25 Engaged in Counselling and general business
26 February 1842 • Saturday
<26> Saturday 26 At the ’s office engaged in the Tithing and at a Court at the Office of the .
27 February 1842 • Sunday
<27> Sunday 27. Engaged in Counselling the Saints.
28 February 1842 • Monday
<28> Monday 28. I offered a Settlement to Father Snow by [HC 4:518] Jenkins Noles which he declined, chosing to take Land in , Paid Brother Robert Pierce $2700. the balance due him for a farm bought of Brother Pierce in , Chester County, Pennsylvania for $5000 namely a Deed for Lot 2. Block 94. $1100 and Lot 4 Block 95 $800. and Lot 4 Block 78 $800. The remainder having been previously paid. the Bond was cancelled and given up, and Brother Pierce expressed his satisfaction of the whole in the Times and Seasons. as follows
“President Joseph Smith— Dear Sir— I feel anxious to express my feelings, concerning the business transactions between the Church and myself;— as it is well known to many, that , as Agent for the Church, purchased my farm while I was living in , Chester County Pa. and many supposed or pretended to suppose, I would get nothing in return; but I wish to say to all my old friends and enemies in , through the medium of the Times and Seasons that I have received my pay in full from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, through yourself, Sir, as their Trustee in Trust, according to the original contract; and that from my acquaintance with yourself, and those brethren who are assisting you in the great and increasing business of the Church, I have the fullest confidence in all the transactions of the Church, and I request those papers in who published concerning my sale and loss, with such bitter lamentations to publish this also. I am Sir, your brother and well wisher— Robert Pierce— Feb. 28. 1842.”
1 March 1842 • Tuesday
<March 1. > Thursday March 1. 1842 during the forenoon I was at my . and the correcting the first plate or cut of the Records of Father Abraham prepared by for the Times and Seasons, and in Council in my , in the afternoon and in the evening with the Twelve and their Wives at ’s, at which time I explained many important principles [p. 1276]
February 24 Sisters Marinda, Mary, and others present to hear the explanations. I wrote , Magoupin Macoupin Co., Ill., as follows:—
Feby. 24. 1842. Beloved Brother. Yours of the 24th. ult. is received in relation to certain tithings of your neighborhood being transferred to your account which you hold against the Church to the amount of $305. including $150. of your own. There are no receipts issued for property received on tithing; but an entry is made in the book of the Law of the Lord and parties living at a distance notified of the same. If the parties named will pay you the sum specified in your letter and you will endorse the same. i.e. $305 on the obligation you hold against the Church and give me notice accordingly with a schedule of individuals names and payments the same shall be entered to their credit on tithing Yours &c Joseph Smith— — Scribe—
25 February 1842 • Friday
25 Friday 25 Engaged in Counselling and general business
26 February 1842 • Saturday
26 Saturday 26 At the ’s office engaged in the Tithing and at a Court at the Office of the .
27 February 1842 • Sunday
27 Sunday 27. Engaged in Counselling the Saints.
28 February 1842 • Monday
28 Monday 28. I offered a Settlement to Father Snow by [HC 4:518] Jenkins Noles which he declined, chosing to take Land in , Paid Brother Robert Pierce $2700. the balance due him for a farm bought of Brother Pierce in , Chester County, Pennsylvania for $5000 namely a Deed for Lot 2. Block 94. $1100 and Lot 4 Block 95 $800. and Lot 4 Block 78 $800. The remainder having been previously paid. the Bond was cancelled and given up, and Brother Pierce expressed his satisfaction of the whole in the Times and Seasons. as follows
“President Joseph Smith— Dear Sir— I feel anxious to express my feelings, concerning the business transactions between the Church and myself;— as it is well known to many, that , as Agent for the Church, purchased my farm while I was living in , Chester County Pa. and many supposed or pretended to suppose, I would get nothing in return; but I wish to say to all my old friends and enemies in , through the medium of the Times and Seasons that I have received my pay in full from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, through yourself, Sir, as their Trustee in Trust, according to the original contract; and that from my acquaintance with yourself, and those brethren who are assisting you in the great and increasing business of the Church, I have the fullest confidence in all the transactions of the Church, and I request those papers in who published concerning my sale and loss, with such bitter lamentations to publish this also. I am Sir, your brother and well wisher— Robert Pierce— Feb. 28. 1842.”
1 March 1842 • Tuesday
March 1. Thursday March 1. 1842 during the forenoon I was at my . and the correcting the first plate or cut of the Records of Father Abraham prepared by for the Times and Seasons, and in Council in my , in the afternoon and in the evening with the Twelve and their Wives at ’s, at which time I explained many important principles [p. 1276]
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