LDS Tithing History, Sunday, Dec 22, 1901

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-- Sunday, Dec 22, 1901
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] 2 p.m. Continuation of conference, Coun. Jos. H. Grant presiding. Stake Coun[selor] Jos. S. Clark was the first speaker. Topics. High councillors called to labor among the non-tithe-payers. Record day. Work for the dead. (1)

-- Saturday, Jan 4, 1902
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] ... Brother Rollin R. Tanner was released as a member of the council by unanimous vote because of neglect of duty in attending council meetings, payment of tithes (he had paid nothing in 1901 and only 12 dollars in 1900) and other duties. He was present and in being questioned did not manifest a spirit of the gospel, but brought accusations against the president of the stake and council. At this point (7:30 p.m.) I was requested by Apostle Woodruff to go to the priesthood meeting that had been called for 7 p.m. and they would come later. (1)

-- Wednesday, Jan 8, 1902
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Salt Lake City. Foggy and cool; regular London weather. 11:30 a.m. Apostle M. W. Merrill was speaking when I came in from a meeting of the board of directors of the Utah Light and Power Co. (Apostle Teasdale had spoken.) Had been speaking of tithes and offerings. Said he was not in favor, as a rule, in going to the saints for donations. Some people, when crowded in this way, made a deduction from their tithing. Within recent years $20,000 had been solicited from the people of Cache Valley to build an addition to the B. Y. College, Logan, and there is still some eleven or twelve thousand dollars due and unpaid, and it is difficult to reach. He thought that a good way to get in large donations would be to encourage the saints to pay individually a small amount each month with regularity and precisionâ€""Little drops of water constantly falling wear away the stone." ... (1)

-- Feb 4, 1902
The First Presidency announces that Full-Time Missionaries no longer need to pay Tithing while serving. (2)

-- Thursday, Mar 20, 1902
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Apostle Teasdale reported his visit to Eureka last Sunday, which was pleasant and profitable. Apostle Taylor reported the visit of himself and Apostles Woodruff and Hyrum M. Smith to Canada, where they attended the Alberta Stake Conference. The attendance was large. The tithing of that stake last year was $23,000 and would probably be $30,000 in 1902. (1)

1 - 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
2 - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, United Kingdom, "On This Day,"

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