History of the Word of Wisdom, May 30, 1890

-- May 30, 1890
[Apostle Marriner W. Merrill Diary] Met with Quorum at 10 a. m. fasting. Prayer by Apostle Lund. Meeting continued until 2 p. m., when we engaged in Prayer Circle, afterward partaking of bread and wine and continued meeting until 4 p m., when meeting adjourned until Tuesday, August 5, at 2 p. m. to meet in the Historian's Office. I left Salt Lake for Logan at 5 p. m. and arrived there at 9:40 p. m. (1)

-- Sunday, Jun 15, 1890
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Orderville

I am badly under the weather. I went [to] meeting and talked about 20 minutes.

Several of the brethren came in and gave me an alcohol sweat. (2)

-- Wednesday, Aug 6, 1890
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City

L. Snow, F. D. Richards, Brigham Young, Moses Thatcher, F. M. Lyman, John Henry Smith, H.J. Grant, J. W. Taylor, A. H. Lund, Abraham H. Cannon and D. H. Wells met together for fasting. We spoke, broak bread and drank wine and blest each other.... (2)

-- Sep 13, 1890
[President Wilford Woodruff Journal] 13 I saw a Beautiful Chinees quilt bought for Mrs Trumbo. Cost $160. We spent the day in the City. We partook of a Supper by invitation of Col Trumbo got up by him at the /Mason/ [T?]ortoni. We sat 3 Hours at the Table & had near a Doz dishes served. For the first time in my life I tasted of some Chateau Zequem wine. It Costs $14 a Bottle for it. It takes 14 years to make it. Its manufacture is vary remarkable and its taste is vary peculiar. At the Close of the supper we went to Col Trumbo Room and had a view of his sterecopic views. (3)

-- Dec 3, 1890
[Apostle Marriner W. Merrill Diary] Wednesday. I went to our Quorum meeting at 10 a. m. fasting. Met in the Prayer Circle. Abram H. Cannon was prayer and I was mouth in the Circle. After prayer was over, meeting was continued until 12 noon, when bread was broken and we all partook of bread and wine, Apostle F. M. Lyman blessing the bread and wine. Our meeting continued. ... (1)

1 - Notes from the Miscellaneous Record Book, 1886-1906: Selected diary notes from the journal books of Marriner Wood Merrill, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
2 - Jean Bickmore White (editor), Church, State, and Politics: The Diaries of John Henry Smith, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1990, http://bit.ly/johnhenrysmith
3 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies

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