Jan 9, 1894 This has been an important day Concerning affairs of the Church. The U.S. Government has had possession of the Real Esstate of the Church & nearly $500,000 dollars of our money & stocks for several years in the Courts for years & the Congress of the United States Passed a Bill to restore our personal Property & the supreme Court ordered the money to be turned over to the Presidency of the Church but it had to be turned over to the supreme Court of Utah Territory. To day the supreme Court here ordered the Receiver to turn over the Money to the Presidency of the Church amounting to ($438,174.39) which will help us to partly to Pay our debts. Also the shares 4,742 of the Telegraph Line And office furniture in the hands of James Jack in Church office, in Presidents office office furniture and Books in Historians office and office furniture turned over By late Receiver Dyer to Present Receiver Lawrence. Now this order to turn over this money will assist us to pay a Part of the Debts.
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]