Receipt from Reynolds Cahoon, 11 February 1841

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Febr 11th 1841
Recived of Joseph Smith trustee of the . notes against various persons to the amount of one hundred two dollars & fifty five cents
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    JS supervised the financial aspects of the building committee’s work in his role as trustee-in-trust for the church. (See Appointment as Trustee, 2 Feb. 1841; An Act concerning Religious Societies [6 Feb. 1835], Laws of the State of Illinois [1834–1835], pp. 148–149, sec. 3; and JS, Journal, 1 Oct. 1842.)  

    Laws of the State of Illinois, Passed by the Ninth General Assembly, at Their First Session, Commencing December 1, 1834, and Ending February 13, 1835. Vandalia, IL: J. Y. Sawyer, 1835.

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    All transactions represented in the receipts issued by the temple building committee were intended to forward the work on the temple. In fact, many receipts state, more specifically than the text featured here, that the funds were “to be apropriatd on the temple of the Lord.” (See, for example, Receipts, Nauvoo, IL, 18 Feb. 1841; 12 Apr. 1841; and 4 May 1841, Newel K. Whitney, Papers, BYU.)