The following comes from W. W. Phelps, Almanac for the Year 1859: The Third after Leap Year; and after the 6th of April, Thirtieth year of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Great Salt Lake City, UT: J. McKnight, 1859), 14:
DECEMBER, like a wise calculator, comes to close the year's concerns. Blessed is he that can say: - "Thy servant is ready; with the five talents thou lentest me, I have made ten." So it seems the earth hath done her part; the Lord His; and happy is he that responds and "I mine" - ready for a NEW YEAR. New motto: - Time is never tight.