170 years ago today - Jan 19, 1851

[Brigham Young] informed the Saints the time had now Come to begin to prepare to build A temple & the people must pay their tithing & He requested the presidents of evry Quorum to take the names of evry member of their Quorum & they should sign a paper & covenant to pay their tithing & they who would not do it should be Cut off from the Church.

The ground wants to be laid off for a Temple & garden & materials prepared this season. A font wants to be built & the Endowments Commence As soon as possible. Those who went through the Temple at Nauvoo know but vary little about the endowments. Their was no time to learn them & what little they did learn they have most of them forgotton it.

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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