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Manuscript for January 1-16, 1837

Below is a transcription of the Jan 1837 journal. Explanations and clarifications are in (parenthesis) but the [square brackets] are a comment by the journal writer.

The year commences with 210 souls in Society.

South Union January 1st 1837

1st Samuel Robinson's home established at the Office - He receives the appointment and commission of Treasurer to hold & take care of the funds, etc. belonging to the Church, which funds, etc. are subject & to be subject to the order of the Trustees or acting Agents of the Church, in Union with the leading authorities agreeable to the true intent & meaning of the Chh (Church) Covenant. To day also we cease or leave off the practice of entertaining travellers at our office agreeable to advertisement of

Mon 2 Change - To day a general change of Sisters took place, to & from the Office as follows. Firstly Jency Dillon, Mary McComb, Denise Barker, Elvarence Hilton & Sally Shirley moved to the first Order. -- Jency D. is appointed & accepts the Office of Deaconess in the 1st order of the Chh to supply the place of Electa Foreman resigned -- Who [E. Foreman] to day moved to the Office & is appointed & accepts the office of Church Deaconess, Eunice Freehart to act with her in the same capacity.-- Hannah Freehart also moved from the 1st Order to the Office also Jane Gordan from 2nd Order to the same.

Tues 3 Samuel Fisher left here to day for Elkton to get his clothes -- wrote us a letter stating that he would not return - Fickle man!!!

Wed 11 E. Br. Samuel Shannon (Elder Brother Samuel) & Allen Wing arrived at home, having had usual prosperity .. they have been absent 11 weeks.

Mon 16 T. Jefferson Shannon & Joseph Small arrived at home this morning having also been prosperous.

(The last two entries refer to selling trips made by members of the community to areas throughout the South.)

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