<November 28.> in the care of said elders Brethren to carry to to purchase land. These elders wished the advice of the council whether they had better pursue their journey or not. The two counsellors spoke on the case, followed by , counselor , and the ; after which gave a de cision; that after our brethren be advised to tarry in this <Decision> place during the winter, in which the council concurred, The two elders Brethren then arose respectively and said they were per fectly satisfied with the decision of the council. The amount donated by the church in , is, according to their letter, in cash, is four hundred and seventy three dollars, and twenty nine cents. The amount in “Star” property is three hundred and seventy five dollars, and eleven cents.— aggregate $448,4o $848.40
The council then decided that President Joseph Smith junr. take such amount of said money as those brethren can part with for the present, by giving sufficient s[e]curity, to be paid with interest by the 15th of April 1835. It was ascertained by the council that Sister Caroline Tippits held $149.75 of the money mentioned in said letter, she was accordingly called into the Council and expressed a willingness to loan the same. One note of two hundred eighty dollars was drawn in favor of ; and anoth er of one hundred and fifty dollars in favor of Caroline Tippits, due, each, April 15th. 1835, signed by Joseph Smith Junr. , and .— Clerk”
The following letter was presented by and formed the subject of the preceding council, Written to President Joseph Smith Junior, and the high council in By Alvah L. Tippits [Tippets], to be sent greeting.
<Letter from Alvah Tippits to J. Smith, and H. Council.> President Smith will recollect the time I left last winter, in order to come for to dispose of the property I had in possession, which I have been striving to do ever since from that time till about the first of September last: But I have felt very uneasy while the commandment has gone forth for the eastern churches to flee unto the west. The first, or about the first of September, I with two of my breth ren, took the revelation concerning the redemption of , and read it, and then we agreed to ask god to enable us to obey the same, as we live in the eastern states. Our minds lit over these important lines, therefore a commandment I give unto all the churches, that they shall continue to gather together unto the places which I have appointed, nevertheless, as I have said unto you in a former com mandment, let not your gathering be in haste nor by flight, but let all things be prepared before you, observe the commandments which I have given concerning these things, which saith or teacheth to purchase all the lands by money which can be purchased for money, in the region round [p. 560]