-- Feb 3, 1855
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] [3rd] I spent most of the day at home but at 6 oclok in the evening I Attended the Universal scientific Association. It received its organization this evening. The following persons were Appointed the board of the society: Wilford Woodruff President, John Taylor Orson Spencer Ezra T. Benson Albert Carrington Lorenzo Snow Samuel Richards Vice Presidents George A Smith Wm. W Phelps corrisponding Secretaries Reporters Robert Campbell Clerk G D Watt Assistant Clerk.
The object of this society is to promote evry good science esstablish a mueseum & Library & lay a foundation for useful knowledge. (1)
-- Feb 18, 1855
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] ...At the close of the afternoon meeting I met in the prayer Circle & at the close of prayer I had the Happy privilege of seeing John Smith the son of Hiram Smith the martered Patriarch set in the middle of the circle & Presidents Young, Kimball & Grant & O. Pratt W. Woodruff G. A. Smith & Lorenzo Snow of the Twelve Apostles laid Hands upon his head & ordained Him unto the office of the first Patriarch in the church & kingdom of God. This blessing was sealed upon him as it belonged to him by right through the linage of his Fathers. It was recorded in the Historians office taken from the report of Thomas Bullock. ... (1)
-- 24 February 1855
[Birth of child] Birth of Child Isadore Percy Snow (mother: Mary Adaline Goddard) (2)
-- 1855, May 5
Endowment House on Temple Block dedicated at Salt Lake City. (3)
-- May 13, 1855 (Morning)
[Brigham Young Sermon] .... The people say, '"Seeing I cannot get Joseph, Adam, or any other dead prophet to preach to me I will listen to Brigham.'" Now let us reason upon this matter and carry this principle out and we will say that there is something that must be done today at the north end of the settlements. We will say that Lorenzo Snow is today at Box Elder, he is one of the Twelve and preaching to the people, and the Lord reveals to him, what the people should do, and he tells them what to do, but the people says I don't know about you Brother Snow. I know you are an apostle, but if Brigham would come and tell me to do it I would follow him and obey his Council Well what is the consequence, if that work of God is not done the consequence would fall upon the heads of the people who reject the servant of God, this course would be wrong. ... (4)
1 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
2 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorenzo_Snow#Wives_and_children
3 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Macmillan Publishing, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History, http://amzn.to/eG0DIp
4 - The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City (2009)
LDS History Chronology: Lorenzo Snow
Mormon History Timeline: the life of Lorenzo Snow
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