Mr. Isadore Morris called in company with two Jewish friends named Levy and Louis, representing themselves as representing the orthodox Jews of this city who were now without a synagogue to worship in. It has been found that a majority of the Jews of this city had joined what is known as the reform Jews, being in the majority in this city, had laid claim to the synagogue, rendering it necessary for the orthodox portion of the community to provide themselves with another place of worship. They were now soliciting subscriptions for this purpose, and presented a list with a number of subscribers for $200. each and less. The Presidency subscribed $200., and paid the amount.
[Source: First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes]