LDS Tithing History, Thursday, Jan 10, 1901

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-- Thursday, Jan 10, 1901
[Apostle John Henry Smith] Marriner W. Merrill spoke, said he had 21 sons living and 17 of them were married and they were all Tithe payers. ... (1)

[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Being detained, I came in a little late and Apostle M. W. Merrill was speaking. He referred to conditions in the Cache Stake. There was some improvement in tithe paying, but a slackness in temple work. The stake is getting out of debt. ... Apostle Reed Smoot dwelt briefly upon the law of tithing. Said the spirit of indifference prevailed more or less among the saints in the various stakes. Referred to some of the fast meetings in Provo last Sunday and said the spirit and power of testimony rested upon the people and the gifts of the gospel were manifested. One brother spoke in tongues to the effect that the impressions given to Pres. Snow of late regarding the redemption of the center stake of Zion and the building of the great temple were from the Lord and such event would transpire much sooner than many supposed. (2)

-- Saturday, Jan 12, 1901
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Salt Lake City. Clear and mild. During the day I got out some statements for Pres. Snow regarding tithing and church indebtedness, which gave the following information: the cash tithing paid in 1900 in round numbers was $684,000, as compared with $669,000 in 1899; the church indebtedness, Jan. 9th, in round numbers was $1,370,000 as compared with $1,670,000 in March 1899, showing a reduction during the year of $300,000, which is an excellent showing. The Lord is blessing his people financially as well as spiritually. (2)

-- Sunday, Feb 3, 1901
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] A. O. W[oodruff]. Bad habits. Brief closing remarks were made by Pres. O. P. Miller in which he endorsed the instructions given and made some interesting remarks upon the principle of tithing. We had a very interesting and instructive [Jordan Stake] Conference, and it may be remarked that if the saints would accept and carry out the counsels given at any one of the stake conferences, they could walk straight into the Celestial Kingdom. (2)

-- Wednesday, Apr 3, 1901
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Remarks, S. B. Young. In behalf of the 138 quorums of seventies he congratulated Pres. Snow and wished him many happy returns of the day. .... Spoke relative to the principle of tithing. Prophesied that in the due time of the Lord Pres. Snow would have power to save every soul in his family. ... Remarks, David H. Cannon. Reported favorable conditions in the St. George Temple. Said Pres. Snow had promised the people of the St. George country that, if they were faithful in honoring the law of tithing and other commandments of God, they should be visited by the early and latter rains. This promise had been literally fulfilled, for a recent drought of some 5 years had been broken by copious rains. Explained how he had been guided by revelation in his labors at the temple. (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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