175 years ago today - Dec 16, 1847

[Brigham Young]
I met in council with the Twelve & High council. The subject of tithing, taxation, Police &c was brought up. President Young remarked that there was A great difference between the tithing & taxes for tithing was A standing law of God for one tenth was required of every man & woman who was the head of the family & that would probably [be the law] of the Church until the coming of Christ. But taxes was levied according to circumstances.

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal. 9 Vols. Scott G. Kenney, ed. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1983-85. 3:297, in The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City (2009), http://bit.ly/BY-discourses]

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