that he should pay the said $. 900,, and the interest that has accumulated theron, out of the property con secrated for the benefit of the church:— And charge the church for the same.
Dec 6th 1837——
u[n]animously voted that said petition be received and and be directed to use the properties of the church for said purposes as requested in said petition—.
Unanimiously voted that the that the recorder of Licenses and Patriarchal blessings receive for each hundreds records $10., for his services.— Council adjourned till tomorrow at. 9. Oclock A.M. Prayer by .
Thirsday Dec 7th 1837
Council met pursuant to adjournment and was opened by prayer of Prest . Yesterdays proceedings were read by the :——
The committee on church revinue made the following riport which was read by their chairman Bishop and once by the and was then engrossed for a third reading.
Dec 7th 1837
We the undersigned a committee appointed yesterday by a general council in the Land of Zion for the purpose of adopting a plan wherby the church of Latter Day Saints may voluntarily raise means by tighing themselves to be a fund ready at all times to assist the poor with. . . and also to compensate the Servents of the Lord for their services in attending to the business of the church.— and for other necessary purposes. Having investigated the subject as fully as the time would permit, making the following report. First. We believe that a voluntary free will offring from year to year will not only be pleasing in [p. 89]