Dr. [Willard Richards] asked what are these [checks] for, President Young says for the burning. I [?] said I would rather give all that I am worth, etc., and two duplicates of the same date, $80 each, in favor of and signed by James Pollock. President Young said I swore by the Eternal God, I will cut every man's throat who will not stop this cursed work of stealing and counterfeiting. I promised to do right for time to come.
[Source: Apostle Willard Richards Journal]