Tithing Clerk

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1986
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325758
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Title Tithing Clerk
Description In 1894 a journal entry says, "I was employing at the time Brother E. Cliff in the tithing department; and as I found no work of any consequence, I took charge of the department in order to earn enough to support my family. I now attended to this labor and to my duties as bishop [over the combined Mt. Pleasant wardsj and my time was constantly employed." His department was the building and yard from what is now State Street to 1st East and Main Street to 1st North. The Tithing Office was one of the first buildings built inside the fort. A history of Mt. Pleasant says, "Orange and Wellington Seely had the contract to get the logs for the building out of the mountains east of Mt. Pleasant and others were assigned to bring them down from the mountain. It was a small building, part of a complex of barns and granaries for storing tithed products and livestock." This building was later torn down and another one built in its place. The area was known as the "Tithing Yard." In addition to the building, the block was used to stable horses while men attended meetings. The town cowherd was corralled there for a time. An early record says, "There were immense well-filled hay sheds and granaries and many cattle corralled there." In 1918 the sheds were destroyed by the flood and a yard was established west of town. Other records describe the second tithing office, or "Bishop's Storehouse," as being a "brick building with two administrative offices, a vault for storing records, a storage room and a cellar for produce with a common architectural blueprint." From 19.15 to 1921 there are frequent references in C. N8 Lund's journal to his employment at the office. A 1915 entry is recorded thus: "During the winter I attended the duties connected with the tithing office and also the public school." (He served for 35 years on the North Sanpete School Board and for a number of years was a member of the Snow College Board.) The last entry with regard to his work in the office was made in February 1921: "After finishing the annual tithing account the latter part of January and all during February, I was troubled with a 92
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 18
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325752
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