Memorial to High Council, 18 June 1840

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which he has had to attend to the present time which has greatly engaged his mind and taken up much of his time.
That your Memorialist feels it a duty which he owes to God as well as to the to give his attention more particularly to those things connected with the Spiritual welfare of the Saints, (which have now become a great people) so that they may be built up in their most holy faith and be eneabled to go on to perfection——
That the church having erected an office where he can attend to the affairs of the church without distraction, he thinks and very verily believes that in the time has now come when he should devote himself exclusively to those things which relate to Spiritualities of the church and commence the work of the ejyptian Records— the Bible— and wait upon the Lord for Such revelations as may be suited to the condition and circumstances of the church and in order to attend to those things, prays that your honorable body will relieve him from the anxiety and trouble necessarily attendant on business transactions by appointing some one of the Bishops to take charge of the City Plot and attend to the business transactions which have heretofore rested upon your Memorialists
That should your Honors deem it, propper to do so, your memorialist would respectfully suggest, that he would have no means for of support whatever and therefore would request that some one might be appointed to see that all his necessary wants be provided for as well as sufficient means or appropriations for a Clerk or Clerks which he may require to aid him in his important work [p. [2]]
which he has had to attend to the present time which has greatly engaged his mind and taken up much of his time.
That your Memorialist feels it a duty which he owes to God as well as to the to give his attention more particularly to those things connected with the Spiritual welfare of the Saints, (which have now become a great people) so that they may be built up in their most holy faith and be eneabled to go on to perfection——
That the church having erected an office where he can attend to the affairs of the church without distraction, he thinks and verily believes that the time has now come when he should devote himself exclusively to those things which relate to Spiritualities of the church and commence the work of the ejyptian Records— the Bible— and wait upon the Lord for Such revelations as may be suited to the condition and circumstances of the church and in order to attend to those things, prays that your honorable body will relieve him from the anxiety and trouble necessarily attendant on business transactions by appointing some one to take charge of the City Plot and attend to the business transactions which have heretofore rested upon your Memorialists
That should your Honors deem it, propper to do so, your memorialist would respectfully suggest, that he would have no means of support whatever and therefore would request that some one might be appointed to see that all his necessary wants be provided for as well as sufficient means or appropriations for a Clerk or Clerks which he may require to aid him in his important work [p. [2]]
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