Minutes, 16 June 1836

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in getting wood. was never present, although a public call had been given out frequently; he thinks the poor have generally been the most forward to assist the needy, he once gave a half a dollar to assist . Many of the poor gave much more. says he is knowing to the giving about 35. some time since— in may, yet did not feel that he has been sufficiently liberal according to his circumstances and the wants of the brethren. J[onathan] Hampton says he is acquainted with brother Fisher’s poverty. he took it upon himself to call for a donation to get him a cow, did not call on nor receive any thing from him.
The counsellors proceeded to speak according to their impressions made by the testimony, 1 2d, said the charge of a want of charity to the church was not sustained. The accusor called to say whether the church was not poor, he answered yes, then says the accusor I have sustained the charge. 3d , 4th 5.th & 6th . When the counsellors appointed to speak were through, the accusor rose & spoke concerning the sin of a want of charity to the the poor and quoted several instances to prove the fact, &c. such as feed the hungry, clothe the naked administer to the wants of the widow and fatherless, &c. He also testified that himself in Co. with Pres. did once call on for a donation to assist the poor & gave him a plan which (to me said he) was the most noble, Which was to send up money to help build up , purchase land &c. He referred us to his wife, we could not reconcile her to the plan, which we laid before her. H said that he had promised her that [p. 213]
in getting wood. was never present, although a public call had been given out frequently; he thinks the poor have generally been the most forward to assist the needy, he once gave a half a dollar to assist . Many of the poor gave much more. says he is knowing to the giving about 35. some time since— in may, yet did not feel that he has been sufficiently liberal according to his circumstances and the wants of the brethren. Jonathan Hampton says he is acquainted with brother Fisher’s poverty. he took it upon himself to call for a donation to get him a cow, did not call on nor receive any thing from him.
The counsellors proceeded to speak according to their impressions made by the testimony, 1 2d, said the charge of a want of charity to the church was not sustained. The accusor called to say whether the church was not poor, he answered yes, then says the accusor I have sustained the charge. 3d , 4th 5.th & 6th . When the counsellors appointed to speak were through, the accusor rose & spoke concerning the sin of a want of charity to the the poor and quoted several instances to prove the fact, &c. such as feed the hungry, clothe the naked administer to the wants of the widow and fatherless, &c. He also testified that himself in Co. with Pres. did once call on for a donation to assist the poor & gave him a plan which (to me said he) was the most noble, Which was to send up money to help build up , purchase land &c. He referred us to his wife, we could not reconcile her to the plan, which we laid before her. H said that he had promised her that [p. 213]
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