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As long as the Church has been in existence, it has had its detractors, and always will. The Church faced many of these detractors even when in the valley. The non-Mormon Salt Lake Tribune, in March 1874, stated that Brigham was brow beating members to do what?
a. Give more offerings
b. Give more tithing
c. Endorse the United Order
d. Send more missionaries
The first Mormon pioneers had no large scale “Increase” to tithe until their first harvest in 1848. Albert Carrington’s personal tithing book pinpoints 5 October 1848 as “the beginning of tithing in this valley”-months before any Utah wards were created.
Albert Carrington Journals, Tithing Accounts, 1848-1854, microfilm of holograph, LDS Church Archives