History of the Word of Wisdom, Thursday, Jun 26, 1902

-- Thursday, Jun 26, 1902
[Apostle Rudger Clawson Diary] ...The tables were then spread for the sacrament, and Apostle Grant blessed the bread and wine. The brethren spent a very enjoyable time in partaking of the Lord's supper. Before separating Apostle Grant announced that at 1:30 he expected to seal his daughter [Lucy Grant] to [George J. Cannon] a son of Abraham H. Cannon and he extended a cordial invitation to the Presidency and the Twelve and their wives to attend the wedding reception at his home at 5 p.m. Benediction was offered by Pres. Young.

Later the minutes of the meeting of the Apostles were read and approved, and an adjournment taken until Sep. 30, 1902. Benediction by Apostle Woodruff. (1)

-- Monday, Aug 11, 1902
[Apostle Rudger Clawson Diary] Lewisville, Idaho. Clear and cool. 10 a.m. Continuation of [Bingham Stake] Conference, Pres. [James E.] Steele presiding.

Sister Edna Smith of Salt Lake. Topics. The power of prayer. Girls should make confidantes of their mothers and keep good company. They should avoid young men who smoke, drink, and swear. The Primary associations. (1)

-- Sunday, Aug 31, 1902
[Apostle Rudger Clawson Diary] ...made remarks in relation to the sacrament, explaining why water was substituted for wine, and quoted the revelation bearing upon this question. ... (1)

-- Tuesday, Sep 30, 1902
[Apostle Rudger Clawson Diary] ...Apostle Jno. H. Smith was the first speaker. He said that Brother Teasdale and himself had called upon Brother Brigham this morning and found him somewhat improved. He had intended to be present at our conference today, but the doctor absolutely forbid it. The spirit of Pres. Smith during his southern tour has prompted him to dwell on temporal things. He has spoken powerfully upon the word of wisdom, tithing, and kindred subjects, as also the brethren who were with him; much good counsel was given in regard to making improvements.... (1)

-- Thursday, Oct 2, 1902
[Apostle Rudger Clawson Diary] ...Benediction by Apostle Hyrum M. Smith. After the tables were set, the brethren partook of the sacrament, the bread and wine having been blessed by Apostle Teasdale.... (1)

1 - Stan Larson (editor), A Ministry of Meetings: The Apostolic diaries of Rudger Clawson, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1993, http://bit.ly/rudgerclawson

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