Minute Book 1

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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2 April 1836 • Saturday

April 2d 1836
The following individuals comprising the firm of  F. G. Williams & co. (viz.) Joseph Smith Junr.  , , , and , met in the upper room in the  to take into consideration, the situation of the firm  in a pecuniary point of view, to devise ways & means  to discharge the debts, to make a partial division  of stock, and to release from the responsibility  of the company Messrs. & .
First. We deem it wisdom, considering the importance of  our contributing all in our power for the re demption of Zion, that J. Smith Junr and be a board or committee whose duty  it shall be to raise all the money they can in  Righteousness, for a season, to send by, or to certain  wise men, appointed to purchase land in Zion, in  obedience to a revelation or command of the Lord  for the mutual benefit of the said company or firm  aforesaid.
Second. It is mutually agreed that &   exert themselves in devising ways & means  with the stock on hand, the available outstand ing claims of the firm and such other means  as they may deem most proper to discharge  the company debts.
Third. It is also mutually understood & agreed, that , & , have five hundred Books  of Doctrine & Covenants when bound and five hundred hymn  books together with the subscription list for the Messenger  & Advocate and Northern Times now due the firm in   Missouri, and that Messrs. &  be released from the responsibility of all claims on them or  either of them, as joint partners in the firm aforsaid.
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2 April 1836 • Saturday

April 2d 1836
The following individuals comprising the firm of F. G. Williams & co. (viz.) Joseph Smith Junr. , , , and , met in the upper room in the to take into consideration, the situation of the firm in a pecuniary point of view, to devise ways & means to discharge the debts, to make a partial division of stock, and to release from the responsibility of the company Messrs. & .
First. We deem it wisdom, considering the importance of our contributing all in our power for the redemption of Zion, that J. Smith Junr and be a board or committee whose duty it shall be to raise all the money they can in Righteousness, for a season, to send by, or to certain wise men, appointed to purchase land in Zion, in obedience to a revelation or command of the Lord for the mutual benefit of the said company or firm aforesaid.
Second. It is mutually agreed that & exert themselves in devising ways & means with the stock on hand, the available outstanding claims of the firm and such other means as they may deem most proper to discharge the company debts.
Third. It is also mutually understood & agreed, that , & , have five hundred Books of Doctrine & Covenants when bound and five hundred hymn books together with the subscription list for the Messenger & Advocate and Northern Times now due the firm in Missouri, and that Messrs. & be released from the responsibility of all claims on them or either of them, as joint partners in the firm aforsaid.
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