About this time Joseph accuses Parrish of stealing $25,000 from the Kirtland Safety Society, thus bringing about its ruin. When he goes to Williams to get a search warrant, Williams refuses and Joseph threatens to drop Williams from the Presidency. Williams still refuses, and Joseph drops him from the Presidency. There seems to be little evidence that Parrish did steal any amount in specie (hard cash) from the Safety Society; however, there is evidence that he did print notes without authorization.
[Brigham Young University Studies (various issues), Su '77, 499;Leonard J. Arrington, Great Basin Kingdom: An Economic History of the Latter-day Saints 427-28; Brigham Young University Studies (various issues), Su '72, 432-36; Conkling, Christopher J., Joseph Smith Chronology]