Lorenzo Snow, 26 August 1885

-- 26 August 1885
[Birth of child] Birth of Child Lorenzo Lamont Snow (mother: Sarah Minnie Ephramina Jensen) (1)

-- Friday, Nov 6, 1885
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City

Snow about 6 inches deep and thawing. G. F. Gibbs and I had an interview with Mary J. Nowlan and Jeanette Paton. The former gave some damaging testimony against Bro. Cartington. The latter was unwilling to say anything. The following members of the Twelve were together this evening in the Historian Office: Wilford Woodruff, Lorenzo Snow, Erastus Snow, F. D. Richards, B. Young, A. Carrington, M. Thatcher, F. M. Lyman, H. J. Grant, J. W. Taylor, J. W. Young Councillor and myself and G. F. Gibbs met together. Bro. Richard Bridge and wife Sarah K. made a charge of adultry in writing against Br. Albert Carrington. Bro. J. W. Taylor, to whom the complaint was made stated the case and I gave what evidence I had obtained. Bro. A. Carrington got up and Confessed to guilt with Janette Johnson, Ruth Worsdale, and Sarah K. Bridge. All of the brethren but Bro. G. F. Gibbs spoke, and could find no way to do but cut Bro. A. Carrington off from the Church. Bro. W. Woodruff decided that he be cut

of[f] and he was sustained by the vote of all present. (2)

-- Nov 6, 1885
Today has been one of the solemn days of my life. At a meeting of the Twelve in the upper room His[torian s]. Office were gathered the following, W[ilford]. Woodruff, Lorenzo Snow, E[rastus]. Snow, F[ranklin]. D. Richards, B[righam] Young [Jr.], A[lbert] Carrington, Moses Thatcher, F[rancis] M Lyman, Jno. [John] H[enry]. Smith H[eber] J Grant, Jno [John] W. Taylor and Jno. [John] W. Young Jno. [John] H[enry]. Smith and Jno [John] W. Taylor presented the charge of La[s]civ[ious]. Cohab[itation]., Fornication and adultery against Albert Carrington all of which he confessed to, altho talking incoherently about those crimes stating tho if he were with another mans wife but did not mix the seeds he was only foolish, not criminal. The most immoral confession I ever heard fell from the lips of Bro[ther] Carrington and this wickedness had been going on for about twelve years commencing in Liverpool [England] while he was president of the British Mission. The Twelve sat as a High Council president Woodruff presiding. Each expressed their opinion & all agreed. President delivered judgement, accused guilty of all charge when by unanimous vote Albert Carrington was cut off from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. (3)

1 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorenzo_Snow#Wives_and_children
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 - George Q. Cannon, Diary; Brigham Young Jr., Diary

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