LDS Tithing History, Tuesday, Dec 27, 1904

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-- Tuesday, Dec 27, 1904
[Apostle John Henry Smith] I paid $686.00 in Taxes, and $350.00 in tithing. (1)

-- December 28, 1904
[Apostle Marriner W. Merrill] Wednesday. I settled my tithing today; paid $639.42 this year. (2)

-- Wednesday Oct. 4, 1905
[Anthony W. Ivins] Conference....Pres. Smith made introductory remards. Get out of debt. Tithing increasing. Tithing books open to to all Latter- day Saints but not to the world. (3)

-- During 1905
(Frank J. Cannon) Requested by friends Ben Rich and J. Golden Kimball to formally withdraw from the Church, Cannon refused. His February, 1905, editorial charged that President Smith "violated the laws [revelations] of his predecessors," took "the bodies of the daughters of his subjects and bestowed them upon his favorites," and "impoverished his subjects by a system of elaborate exactions [tithes] in order to enrich 'the crown.'" (4)

-- April 6, 1906
[Anthony W. Ivins] Conference -- Pres. Smith - The condition of the Church financially is good. Prosperity prevails. The Presidency are united. They are united with those of the Quorum of Apostles who have attended to their duties & to a degree of the most vital importance. More tithing paid in 1905 than at any other time in the history of the church. (3)

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 - Notes from the Miscellaneous Record Book, 1886-1906: Selected diary notes from the journal books of Marriner Wood Merrill
3 - Diary Excerpts of Anthony W. Ivins
4 - Van Wagoner, Richard and Walker, Steven C., A Book of Mormons

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