Journal, December 1841–December 1842

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  • Historical Introduction
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[pages 27–30, donation records dated 30 November–16 December 1841]

15 December 1841 • Wednesday

Dec 15th. In reply to enquiries concerning . the .  , &c contained in a letter written at , Nov 16[th] 1841. by  by & , acting Prests.— & ,  Bishop. & council. To. Presidents Joseph Smith & &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, & county 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, &  take care of the poor, &c. since that period, you may as well  continue operations according to your designs. & go on with your  printing, & do what you can in Righteousness to build up  Kirtland but do not suffer yourselves to harbor the Idea  that will rise on the ruins of Nauvoo. It is the  privilege of brethren emigrating from any quarter To come  to this place, and it is not right to attempt to persuade  those who desire it, to stop short,”
(Extract from the letter of  the presidents in reply— Decr 15[th] 1841.)

16 December 1841 • Thursday

December 16th. 1841 This day , of , deliverd to Prest. Joseph  Sole Smith, sole Trustee in Trust, the deed. for the unsold <& bonded> Lots of land  in the town of , bearing date Decr 8th 1841: also the plat  of the “first addition To .” and the notes which have been  received of Individuals who have purchased lots. and the Bonds  of . Sept 21. 1840; & of Nov 26[th] 1840: & of Wm G. Perkins. Nov 7. 1840. & of John F. charles Nov 16. 1841. for lots of land adjoining  . and which may hereafter be added. to the Town plot plat; (a part of the  land included in s Bond is included in the first addition to ;)  The above described property in . & the Notes <were> is transferred to the sole  Trustee in trust. for the benefit of the whole church. (by a vote of the  Conference Decr 4 & 5th. 1841.) after applying sufficient of said property to  liquidate the claims of those from whom the Town was purchased, and  also paying two notes given by for money borrowed to pay for  the above property, viz, To Lyman prentice $11.45: & James Cummin[g]s $50.00  and some other small demands against said which have been  contracted for the benefit of the church in .

5 January 1842 • Wednesday

1842 January 5.th. . Signed over & delivered the Town Plot to of  to the sole trustee in Trust Joseph Smith. [p. 31]
[pages 27–30, donation records dated 30 November–16 December 1841]

15 December 1841 • Wednesday

Dec 15th. In reply to enquiries concerning . the . , &c contained in a letter written at , Nov 16[th] 1841. by by & , acting Prests.— & , Bishop. & council. To. Presidents Joseph Smith & &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, & county 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, & take care of the poor, &c. since that period, you may as well continue operations according to your designs. & go on with your printing, & do what you can in Righteousness to build up Kirtland but do not suffer yourselves to harbor the Idea that will rise on the ruins of Nauvoo. It is the privilege of brethren emigrating from any quarter To come to this place, and it is not right to attempt to persuade those who desire it, to stop short,”
(Extract from the letter of the presidents in reply— Decr 15[th] 1841.)

16 December 1841 • Thursday

December 16th. 1841 This day , of , deliverd to Prest. Joseph Smith, sole Trustee in Trust, the deed. for the unsold & bonded Lots of land in the town of , bearing date Decr 8th 1841: also the plat of the “first addition To .” and the notes which have been received of Individuals who have purchased lots. and the Bonds of . Sept 21. 1840; & of Nov 26[th] 1840: & of Wm G. Perkins. Nov 7. 1840. & of John F. charles Nov 16. 1841. for lots of land adjoining . and which may hereafter be added. to the Town plat; (a part of the land included in s Bond is included in the first addition to ;) The above described property in . & the Notes were transferred to the sole Trustee in trust. for the benefit of the whole church. (by a vote of the Conference Decr 4 & 5th. 1841.) after applying sufficient of said property to liquidate the claims of those from whom the Town was purchased, and also paying two notes given by for money borrowed to pay for the above property, viz, To Lyman prentice $11.45: & James Cummings $50.00 and some other small demands against said which have been contracted for the benefit of the church in .

5 January 1842 • Wednesday

1842 January 5.th. . Signed over & delivered the Town Plot of to the sole trustee in Trust Joseph Smith. [p. 31]
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