Minutes, 22 December 1836

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Minutes of a , held in  the , on the  22d day of December, 1836.
The authorities of the being  present; viz: the , the   of , the , the , the  and his , and many other  , such as ,  , , &c.:—The house  was called to order, and the following  motions were made, seconded, and  carried by the unanimous voice of the  Assembly.
1st. That it has been the case, that  a very improper and unchristian-like  course of conduct, by the Elders of this  church, and the churches abroad, in  sending their poor from among them,  and moving to , without the  necessary means of subsistence: where as the church in this place being poor  from the beginning, having had to pay  an extortionary price for their lands,  provisions, &c.; and having a serious  burthen imposed upon them by comers  and goers from most parts of the world,  and in assisting the travelling Elders  and their families, while they them selves have been laboring in the vine yard of the Lord, to preach the gospel;  and also having suffered great loss in  endeavoring to benefit : it has be come a serious matter, which ought  well to be considered by us—
Therefore, after deliberate discus sion upon the subject, it was motioned,  seconded and unanimously carried, that  we have borne our part of this bur then, and that it becomes the duty,  henceforth, of all the churches abroad,  to provide for those who are objects of  charity, that are not able to provide  for themselves; and not send them from  their midst, to burthen the church in  , unless they come and pre pare a place for them, and means for  their support.
2nd. That there be a stop put to  churches or families gathering or mo ving to , without their first  coming or sending their wise men, to  prepare a place for them, as our houses  are all full, and our lands mostly occu pied, except those houses and lands  that do not belong to the church, which  cannot be obtained without great sacri fice, especially when brethren with  their families, are crowding in upon  us, and are compelled to purchase at  any rate; and consequently are thrown  into the hands of speculators, and ex tortioners, with which the Lord is not  well pleased. Also, that the churches  abroad do according to the revelation  contained in the Book of Command ments, page 238, commencing at sec tion 10, which is as follows:
“Now verily I say unto you, let all  the gather together all their  moneys; let these things be done in  their time, be not in haste; and observe  to have all these things prepared before [p. 443]
Minutes of a , held in the , on the 22d day of December, 1836.
The authorities of the being present; viz: the , the of , the , the , the and his , and many other , such as , , , &c.:—The house was called to order, and the following motions were made, seconded, and carried by the unanimous voice of the Assembly.
1st. That it has been the case, that a very improper and unchristian-like course of conduct, by the Elders of this church, and the churches abroad, in sending their poor from among them, and moving to , without the necessary means of subsistence: whereas the church in this place being poor from the beginning, having had to pay an extortionary price for their lands, provisions, &c.; and having a serious burthen imposed upon them by comers and goers from most parts of the world, and in assisting the travelling Elders and their families, while they themselves have been laboring in the vineyard of the Lord, to preach the gospel; and also having suffered great loss in endeavoring to benefit : it has become a serious matter, which ought well to be considered by us—
Therefore, after deliberate discussion upon the subject, it was motioned, seconded and unanimously carried, that we have borne our part of this burthen, and that it becomes the duty, henceforth, of all the churches abroad, to provide for those who are objects of charity, that are not able to provide for themselves; and not send them from their midst, to burthen the church in , unless they come and prepare a place for them, and means for their support.
2nd. That there be a stop put to churches or families gathering or moving to , without their first coming or sending their wise men, to prepare a place for them, as our houses are all full, and our lands mostly occupied, except those houses and lands that do not belong to the church, which cannot be obtained without great sacrifice, especially when brethren with their families, are crowding in upon us, and are compelled to purchase at any rate; and consequently are thrown into the hands of speculators, and extortioners, with which the Lord is not well pleased. Also, that the churches abroad do according to the revelation contained in the Book of Commandments, page 238, commencing at section 10, which is as follows:
“Now verily I say unto you, let all the gather together all their moneys; let these things be done in their time, be not in haste; and observe to have all these things prepared before [p. 443]
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