185 years ago today - Nov 29, 1834

Joseph and Oliver give thanks for a loan of $430 from brethren in the East. They covenant with the Lord that if he will prosper us in our business and open the way before <us> ... to pay our debts ... that of all he shall give us we will give a tenth, to bestowed upon the poor in his Church, or as he shall command ... and that our children after us shall remember to observe this sacred and holy covenant ... And that our children and our children's [children] may know of the same we here subscribe our names with our own hands before the Lord: [signed].

[Faulring, Scott (ed.), An American Prophet's Record: The Diaries and Journals of Joseph Smith: Joseph Smith Diary, 1832-34, http://amzn.to/jsdiaries]

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