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Remarks at a meeting in Nauvoo, Ill. on Saturday June 18, 1842
Source: Wilford Woodruff Journal

The Citizens of Nauvoo Both Male & female assembled near the Temple for a general meeting many thousands were assembled Joseph the seer arose & spoke upon several subjects

John C. Bennett Exposed - Rich Must Contribute or be Cursed

Among other subjects he spoke his mind in great plainness concerning the iniquity & wickedness of Gen John Cook Bennet, & exposed him before the public He also prophesied in the Name of the Lord concerning the merchants in the City that if they with the rich did not open their hearts & contribute to the poor that they would be Cursed by the hand of God & be Cut off from the land of the living, The main part of the day was taken up upon the business of the agricultural & manufacturing society, if we have a charter granted us by the Legislator of the State for that purpose & the time has come for us to make use of that Charter, it is divided into stock of $50 dollars each share, any person owning one share become a member of the society a stock-holder, each share is entitled to one vote this is established with a view of helping the poor arangments were entered into to commence operations immediately

Twelve to Take Charge of Settlement

¶ Also Joseph commanded the Twelve to organize the Church more according to the Law of God that is to require of those that come in to be settled according to their Council & also to appoint a committee to wait upon all who arive & make them welcome & council them what to do B Young, H.C. Kimball G A. Smith & Hyrum Smith was the committee appointed to wait upon emigrants & settle them.

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