Sunday, October 23, 2016

Ironically, He was Buried Here

Where is mountain man Jim Bridger buried?
a.                  Kirtland, Ohio
b.                  Far West Missouri
c.                   Independence, Missouri
d.                  Council Bluffs, Nebraska
Yesterday’s answer:
(A)               Many of the Saints believed it would be confiscated by the government
In reference to the government confiscating Church property: Even while the Church promoted the region’s well-being, its own financial situation was distressing. In 1894 its escheated personal property was returned and in 1896 the real estate came back, but it was less than what had been confiscated and did not in realty aid in settling the debts. In addition to the damage done by escheatment in the first place, the Church was hurt by the drop in tithing income when members felt it would only be confiscated by the government receiver and therefore saw no purpose in donating their income to that source. Probably the nationwide depression of the 1890s also contributed to the loss of income. At the same time, the Church attempted to aid the legal expenses, and faced the costs of finishing the Salt Lake Temple, expanding the educational program, and assisting in the developing of industry.

Lesson Committee, Chronicles of Courage (Salt Lake City: Utah Printing Company, 1995), 6:3-4.

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