145 years ago today - Apr 22, 1878

[Franklin D. Richards]
... - considering the subject of best mode of preserving Church property from escheating to U[nited]. States under the Act of July 2, 1862 ... The Council of the Apostles met at the Auditors office At 7. P.M present. ... The question of placing the church Real Estate in a safe and proper position was considered. ... that we sanction and adopt the Mode of conveyance as made through A[braham]. O Smoot and from him to Erastus Snow. (Provo City[Utah] Lots Consideration $2,300.00)'-also from the Trustee in Trust to John Sharp and from him to Wilford Woodruff (Theatre & Lot consideration. $62,000.00)'-To Horace S Eldridge and from him to Joseph F Smith (Constitution Buildings Council House & lot ($40,000.00)'-To Angus M. Cannon and from him to Orson Pratt Sen (Printing offices rounds & Paper Mill & grounds. ($40,000.00)). ... and that we recommend the further continuance of this mode of conveyance of the church property so far as may be found necessary and applicapable'-and that we unitedly ask the blessings of the Almighty upon the measures here adopted to secure and protect the interests of his people'- More names were selected to hold other property. and adjourned.

[Franklin D. Richards Diary, 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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