140 years ago today - Jan 8, 1881

John Taylor preaches that "President Brigham Young had adopted the system of asking one-tenth of the property of the new comers in lieu of the surplus spoken of in the [1838] revelation." Taylor says that from now on tithing should be only "one tenth of our interest annually," and says local bishops must bear responsibility for giving temple recommends to non-tithers. A clerk in the Presiding Bishopric's office records that Taylor has a meeting vote to continue previous requirement of "one tenth of the property on entering the church." Thus a new convert is required to pay 1/10th of his/her property, but a new arrival in Utah is not required to repeat lump-sum tithing.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database (http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase)]]

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