It was not uncommon during the Nauvoo years of the Church for members to give their tithing to missionaries and then for the missionaries to give this to the Church when they returned to Nauvoo at the conclusion of their missions. Elder Lorenzo Snow found himself in this position. What was one of the items that he brought back as payment on tithing?
a. A cookstove
b. A horse and wagon
c. Bed warmers
d. A 6 pound cannon
Some of you are very fond of passing jokes, and will carry your jokes very far. But will you take a joke? If you don’t want to take a joke, don’t give a joke to your brethren. Joking, nonsense, profane language, trifiling conversation and loud laughter do not belong to us. . . . I have not given a joke to any man on this journey nor felt like it; neither have I offended any man’s feelings. . . .
An Intimate Chronicle: The Journal of William Clayton, George D. Smith, ed. (Salt Lake City, Signature Books, 1995)