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 connec ted 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 condi tion and circumstances of the church and  in order to attend to those things, prays that  your honorable body will relieve him from the anxi ety 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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