Minute Book 2

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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The sight of the Lord but will be in some  degree fullfilling the law of consecration.—
Secondly: We believe that a per centage on what  a man is worth, is a more equal mode of raising  funds than the tithing of what a man raises or his  income from year to year; Thirdly. We believe that  widows generally and all other families not worth over  seventy five dollars each. should not be required to  tithe themselves and yet retain an honorable standing  in the church
Resolved first; That it is expedient that every man  renders an inventory to the Bishop  or his successor in office yearly of what he is worth  after deducting his honest debts—
Resolved secdondly. That about the commencement  of evry year the high council together with the  and his council shall agree upon; and make known  to the church the amount of per centage necessary  to be raised the following year. And that the  same shall be paid over in the course of the follow ing year, to the agent of the church or  his successor in office subject to the <order of> Bishop or his successor in office:
Resolved third: that every man in paying the amount  of his donation should either deed the same by  gift or sign the amount by upon a subscription  paper like or similar to the one presented with this report
This year being nearly spent we have thought  that if five mills could be raised upon the dollar  which every man is worth it would be sufficient  to try the experiment; Therefore we reccommend  that the Elders holding meetings about among the saints  in this region of country read this report to the churches and  instruct them about the necessity of forthwith makeing an  estimate of what they are worth and of paying the above named [p. 90]
The sight of the Lord but will be in some degree fullfilling the law of consecration.—
Secondly: We believe that a per centage on what a man is worth, is a more equal mode of raising funds than the tithing of what a man raises or his income from year to year; Thirdly. We believe that widows generally and all other families not worth over seventy five dollars each. should not be required to tithe themselves and yet retain an honorable standing in the church
Resolved first; That it is expedient that every man renders an inventory to the Bishop or his successor in office yearly of what he is worth after deducting his honest debts—
Resolved secdondly. That about the commencement of evry year the high council together with the and his council shall agree upon; and make known to the church the amount of per centage necessary to be raised the following year. And that the same shall be paid over in the course of the following year, to the agent of the church or his successor in office subject to the order of Bishop or his successor in office:
Resolved third: that every man in paying the amount of his donation should either deed the same by gift or sign the amount upon a subscription paper like or similar to the one presented with this report
This year being nearly spent we have thought that if five mills could be raised upon the dollar which every man is worth it would be sufficient to try the experiment; Therefore we reccommend that the Elders holding meetings about among the saints in this region of country read this report to the churches and instruct them about the necessity of forthwith makeing an estimate of what they are worth and of paying the above named [p. 90]
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