135 years ago today - Apr 22, 1878

[Minutes, Quorum of Twelve] At 5. p.m. Council at Auditors office.

... considering the subject of best mode of preserving Church property from escheating to U[nited].

States under the Act of July 2, 1862 when the forms of deed and Declaration which we have received from Gen[eral] T[homas]. L. Kane through Geo[rge]. Q Cannon & B[righam]. Young were adopted as above mentioned with Taylor, Sharp and Woodruff-unanimously adopted.

The Council of the Apostles met at the Auditors office At 7. P.M ... The question of placing the church Real Estate in a safe and proper position was considered. when the following Vote was taken viz. That we adopt the forms furnished by legal counsel from General Thomas L

Kane through Bro[ther]s Geo[rge] Q. Cannon & Brigham Young for the conveyance of church Property-also that we sanction and adopt the Mode of conveyance as made [Various assignments of properties are listed to be transferred to individuals] .... Together with the several declarations of trust as made by the last named of each of the several classes. to the President of the church or to the council of the Twelve Apostles. and that we recommend the further continuance of this mode of conveyance of the church property so far as may be found necessary and applicapable-and that we unitedly ask the blessings of the Almighty upon the measures here adopted to secure and protect the interests of his people-

More names were selected to hold other property. and adjourned.

[Source: Franklin D. Richards, Diary; L. John Nuttall, Diary]

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