about the land which I have appointed to be the land of <November.> , for the beginning of the gathering of my saints, all the land which can be purchased in and the <Letter.> counties round about, and leave the residue in mine hand. Now verily I say unto you let all the churches gather together all their moneys, let these things be done in their time , be not in haste, and observe to have all things prepared before you, and let honorable men be appointed, even wise men, and send them to purchase these lands; and every church in the eastern countries, when they are built up, if they will hearken unto this council, they may buy lands and gather togeth er upon them, and in this way they may establish Zion.
And after further consideration and much prayer, we carried the case before the church in this place, which met the ap probation of the same. Accordingly we strove to become of one heart and one mind, appointed a day for fasting and prayer, and asked the Lord to enable us to collect all our moneys, and appointed a day for the church to come together for council. Accordingly we came together, and after conversation, chose a moderator and clerk to keep the records of the church; counselled together to concerning property owned by the church; and commen ced to make sale, and collect pay according to the voice of the church, in order to collect all moneys owned by the church, and send by the hands of wise men, who were appointed by the voice of the church; one Elder and one Priest, according to the will of God. Alvah L. Tippits.”
<Doings of the Church in . (Oct 20)> “, county of Essex, New-york, October 20th 1834.
A branch of the church of the Latter Day Saints, agreeable to the requirements of heaven, have strove to unite their hearts and views in order to be found spotless before the blazing throne of the great Jehovah when he comes to make up his jewels, and for this end do send property by the hands of wise men, appointed by the voice of the church, (agreeable to the revelation concerning the redemption of Zion,) for the purpose of purchasing land in , or coun ties round about, for the inheritance of the church. Agreeable to this we give our names, with the affix sums, annexed”
<Funds sent up to purchase lands>
|$. ||98||67||$. ||120 ||37||David Bragg— ||$.||o5 ||00||$.||01||06|
| Alvah Tippits|| ||34||63|| 80 ||00||Zebulon Adams, || 1 ||75||00||00|
| ||171||05||51 ||93||Caroline Tippits ||151 |||06||107||00|
|Henry Adams || ||11||13||8 ||75||Gustavus A. Perry || 00 ||00||06||00|
Aggregate Eight hundred forty eight dollars and forty cents; one hundred dollars to be left in in boots and shoes.
<Names of wise men> The wise men appointed are and .”