-- Jun 11, 1843 (Sunday Morning)
[Joseph Smith Sermon] Gods have an ascendancy over the angels angels remain angels.--some are resurrected to become god. by such revelations as god gives in the most holy place.--in his temple. let them who are owing tithing pay it up. & bring stone.â" (1)
-- Aug 9, 1844
The day after he had exacted a vote of confidence from the Nauvoo Saints, Brigham Young and the Quorum of Apostles begin to take firm control of the affairs of the Church by issuing a series of executive orders. On this and ensuing days they 1) .... 12) urge all Saints to "proceed immediately to tithe [themselves of] a tenth of all their property and money-and then let them continue to pay in a tenth of their income-"; and 13) order them to have nothing to do with "politics, voting, or president making at present." (2)
-- Jan 29, 1845
[Joseph Smith] The Quorum of Twelve votes to exempt apostles, two general bishops, and the Nauvoo Temple Committee from the obligation to pay tithing. (3)
-- Mar 20, 1845. Thursday.
[William Clayton] At the office all day. A.M. recording tithings, afterwards copying records of the Kingdom. (4)
-- Mar 26, 1845. Wednesday.
[William Clayton] Â…I am a perfect slave to them all the while. I have as much work to receive the tithings for the Temple as an ordinary penman could keep up with, but more than this I spend about 3 and 4 days a week in council and recording records of the kingdom. I have also spent day after day writing brother Kimball's journal for the press, besides writing letters and attending to a multitude of contingent business. I have two dollars a day for six days in the week and spend near every sabbath for no compensation. Other men who don't do half the work have a great deal more money and good property for their comfort than I have and they seem to be extolled to the skies. The church has given me a poor lot for an inheritance but they have also given other men better lots who work no harder than I do and have more money to sport in. (4)
1 - The Woodland Institute, http://www.woodlandinstitute.com
2 - On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com
3 - Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 7: Selected Chronology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47"
4 - George D. Smith, An Intimate Chronicle; The Journals of William Clayton, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1995
Mormon Tithing Timeline /Chronology