LDS Tithing History, Aug 12, 1893

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-- Aug 12, 1893
[Heber J. Grant] The present financial condition of the Church was discussed and it was decided to try and have the saints come to the resource of the Church by paying tithing in advance and also by making a loan to the Church. (1)

-- Sep 10, 1893
[Francis M. Lyman] [St. George] I then spoke of the financial condition of the Church and asked the Saints to come to the rescue with their tithes and offerings. At close of meeting I instructed the Bishops to hunt up men in their wards who have money and borrow it for the church ... Taught that men may be very good and loving to their wives and not transgress the law of the land. (2)

-- December 13, 1893
[Apostle Marriner W. Merrill] Wednesday. I sent Parley, my son, a tithing receipt for $50.00 today. (3)

-- During 1893
"Uncle Jesse" then proceeded to make good a promise he had made to himself a few years before. He paid his back tithing, with compound interest. President Heber J. Grant later disclosed that Knight paid a lifetime tithe of $680,000â€"more than the entire Church tithes collected in 1893. (4)

-- February 1, 1894
[Apostle Marriner W. Merrill] Thursday. We have 75 for endowments today, but only about $3.00 for offerings. Cash very scarce. (3)

1 - Diary Excerpts of Heber J. Grant,
2 - Excerpts of Apostle Francis M. Lyman Diaries
3 - Notes from the Miscellaneous Record Book, 1886-1906: Selected diary notes from the journal books of Marriner Wood Merrill
4 - Van Wagoner, Richard and Walker, Steven C., A Book of Mormons

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