History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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comply with his judgment, is to throw zion into confusion, and make a slave of the . The fact is, there must be a balance or equilibrium of power, between the Bishop and the people; and thus harmony and good will may be preserved among you.
Therefore those persons consecrating property to the Bishop in [HC 1:364] Zion, and then receiving an back, must shew reasonably to the Bishop, that he wants as much as he claims. But in case the two parties cannot come to a mutual agreement the Bishop is to have nothing to do about receiving their consecrations; and the case must be laid before a of Twelve , the Bishop not being one of the Council, but he is to lay the case before them.
Say to that we have no means in our power, to assist him in a pecuniary point; as we know not the hour when we shall be sued for debts, which we have contracted ourselves in . Say to him that he must exert himself to the utmost to obtain means himself, to replenish his store, for it must be replenished, and it is his duty to attend to it.
We were not a little surprized to hear that some of our letters of a public character nature, which we sent for the good of Zion, have been kept back from the Bishop. This is conduct which we highly disapprobate.
Answers to queries in letter of June 4th.. First in relation to the poor. When the Bishops are appointed according to our recommendation, it will devolve upon them to see to the poor, according to the . In regard to the printing of the New Translation; it can not be done until we can attend to it ourselves, and this we will do as soon as the Lord permits.
As to , all members of the , are considered one. The order of the is a matter [HC 1:365] of , which is of the greatest importance: and the Mercantile establishment God commanded to be devoted to the support thereof, [p. 313]
comply with his judgment, is to throw zion into confusion, and make a slave of the . The fact is, there must be a balance or equilibrium of power, between the Bishop and the people; and thus harmony and good will may be preserved among you.
Therefore those persons consecrating property to the Bishop in [HC 1:364] Zion, and then receiving an back, must shew reasonably to the Bishop, that he wants as much as he claims. But in case the two parties cannot come to a mutual agreement the Bishop is to have nothing to do about receiving their consecrations; and the case must be laid before a of Twelve , the Bishop not being one of the Council, but he is to lay the case before them.
Say to that we have no means in our power, to assist him in a pecuniary point; as we know not the hour when we shall be sued for debts, which we have contracted ourselves in . Say to him that he must exert himself to the utmost to obtain means himself, to replenish his store, for it must be replenished, and it is his duty to attend to it.
We were not a little surprized to hear that some of our letters of a public nature, which we sent for the good of Zion, have been kept back from the Bishop. This is conduct which we highly disapprobate.
Answers to queries in letter of June 4th.. First in relation to the poor. When the Bishops are appointed according to our recommendation, it will devolve upon them to see to the poor, according to the . In regard to the printing of the New Translation; it can not be done until we can attend to it ourselves, and this we will do as soon as the Lord permits.
As to , all members of the , are considered one. The order of the is a matter [HC 1:365] of , which is of the greatest importance: and the Mercantile establishment God commanded to be devoted to the support thereof, [p. 313]
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