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A Reminder of Things Past and an Indication of Things to Come

A REMINDER OF THINGS PAST AND AN INDICATION OF THINGS TO COME

1. Keep in mind the Emigration Fund; there will be no call on the money before the end of the quarter. May all the Districts try their best to make as much as they can this quarter, for the contributions of this quarter will also be used to take the poor Saints to Zion the beginning of the year.
2. Let it be known to everyone that the Saints who emigrate at their own expense will not be going the same time as the others, that is, the Saints who go assisted by the Fund; for those will go later in the season in company with each other; and the men with the ten pounds will get underway sometime in January.
3. Remember your promises in connection with the books, and may the supervisors who have been appointed in each District in each Branch, fulfill their responsibilities and see that every Distributor acts justly. I believe that every supervisor who neglects his work should be brought before the Council as a transgressor. This is a great blessing to keep good men from becoming thieves. I believe that there is a special blame on the Branch Presidents who allow the distributors to act unjustly with regard to books; they should insist on knowing in every council how things are going along in their branches pertaining to books as with everything else.

W. S. PHILLIPS

[Translated from the Welsh original in Udgorn Seion, 1852, p. 368, by Ronald D. Dennis, 1529 W. 1170 North, Provo, Utah]

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