Articles of Agreement, 2 January 1837

dividually bind ourselves to each other  under the penal sum of one hundred  thousand dollars. In witness whereof  we have hereunto set our hands and  seals the day and date first written  above.
In connexion with the above Articles  of Agreement of the Kirtland Safety  Society, I beg leave to make a few re marks to all those who are preparing  themselves, and appointing their wise  men, for the purpose of building up  Zion and her Stakes. It is wisdom and  according to the mind of the Holy Spir it, that you should call at Kirtland, and  receive counsel and instruction upon  those principles that are necessary to  further the great work of the Lord, and  to establish the children of the King dom, according to the oracles of God,  as they are had among us. And fur ther, we invite the brethren from a broad, to call on us, and take stock in  our Safety Society. And we would  remind them also of the sayings of the  prophet 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  thy God, and to the holy one of Israel,  because he hath glorified thee.
For brass I will bring gold, and for  iron I will bring silver, and wood brass  and for stones iron: I will also make  thy officers peace, and thine exactors  righteousness.” Also 62 ch. 1st vrs.  “For Zion’s sake will I not hold my  peace, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will  not rest, until the righteousness thereof  go forth as brightness, and the salvation  thereof as a lamp that burneth.[”]
J. SMITH jr. [p. 443]
Articles of Agreement, 2 Jan. 1837; Latter Day Saints’ Messenger and Advocate, Jan. 1837, pp. 441-443.