History, 1838–1856, volume B-1 [1 September 1834–2 November 1838]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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a dividend once in six months; which dividend shall be apportioned among <​January 2d Minutes, Contind.​> the members, according to the installments by them paid in.
Art 9.th. All persons subscribing stock in said firm, shall pay their [HC 2:471] first installment at the time of subscribing, and other installments from time, <​to time​> as Shall be required by the Managers.
Art. 10th. The Managers shall give thirty days notice in some public paper, printed in this , previous to an installment being paid in. All Subscribers residing out of the , shall be required to pay in half the amount of their subscriptions at the time of subscribing, and the remainder, or such part thereof, as shall be required at any time by the managers, after thirty days notice.
Art. 11th. The Treasurer shall be empowered to call special meetings of the Managers, whenever he shall deem it necessary; seperate and aside from the annual and semi-annual Meetings.
Art. 12th. Two thirds of the managers shall form a quorum to act at the Semi-annual meetings, and any number of the seven, the committee of the Managers, with the Treasurer and Secretary, or either of them, may form a quorum to transact business at the weekly meetings, and in case none of the seven are present at the weekly meetings, the Treasurer and Secretary must transact the business.
Art. 13th. The Managers shall have power to enact such by-laws as they may deem necessary, from time to time, provided they do not infringe upon these articles of Agreement.
Art 14.th. All notes given by said Society, shall be signed by the Treasurer and Se[c]retary thereof. And we, the individual members of said firm. hereby hold ourselves bound for the redemption of all such notes.
Art. 15th. The notes given for the benefit of said society, shall be given to the Treasurer, in the following form; “Ninety days after date, we jointly and severally promise to pay A. B. or order [blank] dollars and [blank] cents, value received;” a Record of which shall be made in the books at the time, of the amount, and by whom given, and when due, and deposited with the files and papers of said Society.
Art. 16.th. Any article in this agreement may be altered at any time, annulled, added unto or expunged, by the vote of two thirds of the Members of said society; except the fourteenth article, that shall remain unaltered during the existence of said company. For the true and faithful fulfilment of the above covenant and agreement, we individually bind ourselves to each other under the personal sum of one hundred thousand dollars. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals the day and date first written above.
<​Joseph’s remarks to the Saints​> In connexion with the above articles of Agreement of the Safety Society I published the following remarks, to all who were preparing themselves, and appointing their wise men, for the purpose of building up Zion and [HC 2:472] her stakes, in the January number of the “Messenger and advocate.”
It is wisdom and according to the mind of the Holy Spirit, that you should call at , and receive council and instruction upon those principles that are necessary to further the great work of the Lord, and to establish the children of the kingdom, according to the oracles of God, as they are had among us. And further we invite the brethren from abroad, to call on us, and take stock in our safety Society. And we would remind them also of the sayings of Isaiah, contained in the 60th Chapter, and more particularly the 9th and 17th verses, which are as follows, “Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, and to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold (not their bank notes) with them, unto the name of the Lord [p. 753]
a dividend once in six months; which dividend shall be apportioned among January 2d Minutes, Contind. the members, according to the installments by them paid in.
Art 9.th. All persons subscribing stock in said firm, shall pay their [HC 2:471] first installment at the time of subscribing, and other installments from time, to time as Shall be required by the Managers.
Art. 10th. The Managers shall give thirty days notice in some public paper, printed in this , previous to an installment being paid in. All Subscribers residing out of the , shall be required to pay in half the amount of their subscriptions at the time of subscribing, and the remainder, or such part thereof, as shall be required at any time by the managers, after thirty days notice.
Art. 11th. The Treasurer shall be empowered to call special meetings of the Managers, whenever he shall deem it necessary; seperate and aside from the annual and semi-annual Meetings.
Art. 12th. Two thirds of the managers shall form a quorum to act at the Semi-annual meetings, and any number of the seven, the committee of the Managers, with the Treasurer and Secretary, or either of them, may form a quorum to transact business at the weekly meetings, and in case none of the seven are present at the weekly meetings, the Treasurer and Secretary must transact the business.
Art. 13th. The Managers shall have power to enact such by-laws as they may deem necessary, from time to time, provided they do not infringe upon these articles of Agreement.
Art 14.th. All notes given by said Society, shall be signed by the Treasurer and Secretary thereof. And we, the individual members of said firm. hereby hold ourselves bound for the redemption of all such notes.
Art. 15th. The notes given for the benefit of said society, shall be given to the Treasurer, in the following form; “Ninety days after date, we jointly and severally promise to pay A. B. or order [blank] dollars and [blank] cents, value received;” a Record of which shall be made in the books at the time, of the amount, and by whom given, and when due, and deposited with the files and papers of said Society.
Art. 16.th. Any article in this agreement may be altered at any time, annulled, added unto or expunged, by the vote of two thirds of the Members of said society; except the fourteenth article, that shall remain unaltered during the existence of said company. For the true and faithful fulfilment of the above covenant and agreement, we individually bind ourselves to each other under the personal sum of one hundred thousand dollars. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals the day and date first written above.
Joseph’s remarks to the Saints In connexion with the above articles of Agreement of the Safety Society I published the following remarks, to all who were preparing themselves, and appointing their wise men, for the purpose of building up Zion and [HC 2:472] her stakes, in the January number of the “Messenger and advocate.”
It is wisdom and according to the mind of the Holy Spirit, that you should call at , and receive council and instruction upon those principles that are necessary to further the great work of the Lord, and to establish the children of the kingdom, according to the oracles of God, as they are had among us. And further we invite the brethren from abroad, to call on us, and take stock in our safety Society. And we would remind them also of the sayings of Isaiah, contained in the 60th Chapter, and more particularly the 9th and 17th verses, which are as follows, “Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, and to bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold (not their bank notes) with them, unto the name of the Lord [p. 753]
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