Posts Tagged ‘Perpetual Emigrating Fund’

Church History – October

October 20th, 2010 No comments

October 1849 – A Perpetual Emigrating Fund to assist the poor to immigrate to the Salt Lake Valley was established during general conference. The system, which was incorporated a year later, continued until it was disincorporated by the Edmunds-Tucker Act in 1887

October 1889 – The Young Woman’s Journal, official organ of the Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association, began publication. It was merged with the Improvement Era in 1929.

Church History Today – October 29th

October 29th, 2009 No comments

October 29, 1839 – Joseph Smith left Illinois for Washington D.C. , to seek redress from the president of the United States for wrongs suffered by the Saints in Missouri.

October 29, 1855 – In a general epistle, the First Presidency proposed that Perpetual Emigrating Fund immigrants cross the plains by handcart.

October 29, 1979 – The first two converts of eastern Africa were baptized in Kenya.

Church History Today – July 30th

July 30th, 2009 No comments

July 30, 1887 – Under provisions of the Edmunds-Tucker Act, suits were filed against the Church and the Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company, and Church property was confiscated. A receiver for the property was appointed in November 1887, but the government allowed the Church to rent and occupy certain offices and the temple block.

July 30, 1837 – Nine persons were baptized in the river Ribble at Preston, England, the first converts to the Church in Great Britain. By December, there were 1,000 LDS members in England.