-- 1887, March 3
Edmunds-Tucker bill became law without signature of President Grover Cleveland. (1)
"... the Son of God appeared to them. He who was slain by the Jews, and they said, "the vail was taken away from our mind's eye, and our understandings were opened, and we saw the Lord standing on the breastwork of the pulpit before us." I have preached from that pulpit many times. Under His feet was pure gold. His countenance shone above the brightness of the sun. His voice was as the sound of rushing great waters. It was the voice of Jehovah, saying, "I am the first and the last. I am He that liveth. I am He who was slain. I am your advocate with the Father. Behold, your sins are forgiven you. You are clean before me; therefore lift up your heads and rejoice. You have built this house to my name. I will accept this house, and I will pour out my Spirit upon those who keep my commandments, and I will not suffer this holy house to be polluted." This was the voice of the same individual that the Jews rejected." - Lorenzo Snow (2)
-- Wednesday, Mar 23, 1887
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City
Bros. G. Q. Cannon, Lorenzo Snow, F. D. Richards, A. Miner, LeGrand Young, F. S. Richards, A.M. Cannon, J. Jack and W. B. Preston were together for eleven hours and tried every way to cut and contrive a way to keep our property. It was decided to fight the law by proving that there was no Church Incorporation and for fear of a decision against us, it was decided to loose all of the property. Chandler of Washington gave an opinion that the government would to [take] personal as well as real property. (3)
-- Wednesday, Apr 6, 1887
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] The General Conference convened at Provo today at 10 a.m., Lorenzo Snow presiding. (3)
-- Thursday, Apr 7, 1887
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Provo
I went to Provo by train this morning. The Conference convened at 10 a.m., Lorenzo Snow presiding. Lorenzo Snow, F. D. Richards, H. J. Grant, J. W. Taylor and myself were present of the Twelve. I was the first speaker.
The members of the Twelve present met at noon. G. Q. Cannon had sent a request to have a vote of Confidence given to the presidency endorsing all they had done in property and other matters. I objected on the ground that we did not know what had been done. (3)
1 - 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
2 - Notes
3 - 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
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