Minute Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Without troubleing the council.—  was then nominated and appointed recorder to  record the Patriarchal blessing of this branch  of the church—. The following report was then  presented and read by the three times and  was accepted—
We the undersigned committee  chosen by the high council of Zion on this 6th  day of December AD. 1837 to take into consider ation the expediency of remunerating the  Presidency and high council and also the  and his council for their services when empl oyed in doing the business of the church of  Latter day saints,— having met agreeably to  appointment and after taking the aforesaid business  into consideration it is our united opinion that  the aforesaid officers togegher [together] with the of the  council the and also the of the church  (as also any other person who may be employed in the  same or the like business) receive per day each  one dollar and fifty cents:
Bishop then presented the follow ing petition—
To the high council in the land of Zion:  Whereas the undersigned has payed six <hundred> dollarls to  Lawyers to carry on suits with the  mob And has also paid three hundred dollars costs  in carrying on said suits; For which he has  never received any remuneration; In paying the  above he has involved himself; having had to borrow it  for which in part, at least, he is now paying their per cent  interest. Having a large family to support and no means  whereby he can at present extricate himself from these debts.  He therefore asks the high council whether they are willing [p. 88]
Without troubleing the council.— was then nominated and appointed recorder to record the Patriarchal blessing of this branch of the church—. The following report was then presented and read by the three times and was accepted—
We the undersigned committee chosen by the high council of Zion on this 6th day of December AD. 1837 to take into consideration the expediency of remunerating the Presidency and high council and also the and his council for their services when employed in doing the business of the church of Latter day saints,— having met agreeably to appointment and after taking the aforesaid business into consideration it is our united opinion that the aforesaid officers togegher [together] with the of the council the and also the of the church (as also any other person who may be employed in the same or the like business) receive per day each one dollar and fifty cents:
Bishop then presented the following petition—
To the high council in the land of Zion: Whereas the undersigned has payed six hundred dollarls to Lawyers to carry on suits with the mob And has also paid three hundred dollars costs in carrying on said suits; For which he has never received any remuneration; In paying the above he has involved himself; having had to borrow it for which in part, at least, he is now paying their per cent interest. Having a large family to support and no means whereby he can at present extricate himself from these debts. He therefore asks the high council whether they are willing [p. 88]
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