LDS Tithing History, Friday, Oct 6, 1899

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-- Friday, Oct 6, 1899
[Apostle John Henry Smith] Anthon H. Lund on tithing, Marriner W. Merrill on obedience. Heber J. Grant on duty. Geo. Teasdale on the full law of the Gospel. (1)

-- Saturday, Oct 7, 1899
[Apostle John Henry Smith] Prayer by Charles W. Penrose…. President Lorenzo Snow spoke 1:15 on the law of Tithing. I spoke 35 m. on the monument fund and the Amusements of the Young and tithing. ... Francis M. Lyman and Joseph F. Smith both spoke on the law of tithing. ... Bp. Wm. B. Preston on the observance of the law of tithing. Andrew Jenson of Keeping proper Records. Geo. Q. Cannon on good works. President Lorenzo Snow on paying your debts and keeping out of debt and maintaining the strictest Integrity as a Church and Individuals. (1)

[Apostle Rudger Clawson] The speakers were Bp. W[illiam] B. Preston, Elder Andrew Jenson, Pres. Geo. Q. Cannon, and Pres. Lorenzo Snow. Topics treated. W. B. P[reston]. Tithing. Duty of the bishopric. (2)

-- Monday, Oct 9, 1899
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] The speakers were Pres. L. Snow, Apostles Geo. Teasdale, myself, F. M. Lyman, Pres. Geo. Q. Cannon, H. J. Grant, and Jos. F. Smith. Topics treated. Snow. Great responsibility resting upon the brethren assembled. Tithing. "Upon the presidencies of stakes and bishoprics of wards, I place the responsibilities of see[ing] that the counsels given at conference concerning tithing and other matters are carried out by the people." (2)

-- Thursday, Oct 19, 1899
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] I expressed the opinion that the recent excellent instructions and teachings given on the principle of tithing be followed up with some definite action, and suggested that the brethren in visiting the conferences should call the bishopric[s] of the wards together and give them some special instructionsâ€"especially in regard to visiting members of their wards who were slack in the payment of tithes or were non-tithepayers, and seek in [a] private way to convert them to the principle. The idea was approved by the brethren. (2)

1 - Jean Bickmore White (editor), Church, State, and Politics: The Diaries of John Henry Smith, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1990
2 - Stan Larson (editor), A Ministry of Meetings: The Apostolic diaries of Rudger Clawson, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1993

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