85 years ago today - Aug 20, 1934

A memorandum was submitted in answer to a letter addressed to the Presidency by Nancy Williams, a descendant of Frederick G. Williams, a former member of the First Presidency of the Church at the time the Kirtland Temple was started, in which it stated that the property was deeded to the Church by Frederick G. Williams, with a provision that if the building was not used for Temple purposes, the property was to revert to the doner, and asked for further information. An examination has been made of the files of the Church Historian's Office which consisted largely of statements of monies advanced to the Prophet Joseph Smith. During the administration of the late President John Taylor when suit was brought by the Reorganized Church to acquire title, it was deemed inadvisable to contest the suit, and a court decree was entered, vesting title in the Reorganized Church. There was no documentary evidence to this effect.

[First Presidency, Meeting with Presiding Bishopric, Minutes, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]

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