-- Feb 12, 1888
[Apostle Rudger Clawson] Ordained a high priest and set apart as Box Elder stake president by Lorenzo Snow. (1)
-- Mar 20, 1888
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] I am sorry to have to record in my Journal that there is quite a Division in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Most of the younger Brethren are Bringing Accusations against G Q Cannon but He proves them all to be fals. We spent a painful Day. A spirit of Jealously has crept into the Quorum.
I presented the importance of organizing the first Presidency. The following Names sustained it: W. Woodruff Lorenzo Snow F D Richards B Young & John W Taylor /& D H Wells/ And the following Names opposed it: Erastus Snow Moses Thatcher F. M. Lyman John Henry Smith & Heber J Grant. We had a vary unpleasant day. I could not Sleep at night. (2)
[Note: During the following apostles meeting, Franklin D. Richards proposed organizing a new First Presidency. Wilford Woodruff, Lorenzo Snow, Erastus Snow, and George Q. Cannon agreed, provided there is unity. However, two apostles disagreed:] ... (3)
-- Mar 22, 1888
Brother [Francis M.] Lyman inquired if he had understood Brother Lorenzo Snow correctly to say that if the word of any member of this council cannot be accepted as true he ought to be disfellowshipped by this council. Brother Snow replied he did say so and repeated it now. (4)
-- Thursday, May 17, 1888
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Manti
The following brethren met to have prayers at 10 a.m. in the Temple: Wilford Woodruff, Lorenzo Snow, F. D. Richards, George Q. Cannon, Brigham Young, F. M. Lyman, H. J. Grant, D. H. Wells, John Smith, Jacob Gates, S. B. Young, John Morgan, Canute Peterson, W. H. Fulsom, Jno. Sharp. A. H. Lund, D. D. McArthur, W. S. Snow, E. L. Parry, R. Campbell, J. B. Maiben, Henry Beal, Jas. G. Bleak, C. Wilkin, J. D. T. McAllister, W. F. Farnsworth, George Reynolds, A. Winters.
B. Young prayed and the following brethren met in the Circle, Bro. George Q. Cannon being mouth: Wilford Woodruff, Lorenzo Snow, F. D. Richards, G. Q. Cannon, B. Young, F. M. Lyman, H. J. Grant, D. H. Wells, Jacob Gates, S. B. Young, John Morgan, J. D. T. McAllister, D. D. McArthur, J. G. Bleak, M. F. Farnsworth, Canute Peterson, Henry Beal, J. B. Maiben, A. H. Lund, George Reynolds, C. H. Wilkin and myself.
12 noon we met and after singing President Wilford Woodruff [gave] the Dedicatory Prayer. After which we shouted three times, Hosannah to God and the Lamb. Bro. Woodruff spoke a few words. Lorenzo Snow spoke. Bro. Geo. Q. Cannon talked very nicely, also B. Young.
Bro. Woodruff spoke a few words again, among them he said ["]We won't quit practising Plural Marriage until Christ shall come." F. M. Lyman spoke very nicely. President Woodruff dismissed us by prayer.
The Twelve got together and attended to a little business. We decided to pay for a horse that died while bringing the brethren here. I made a report of what I had done in Colorado and it was approved. We conversed in regard to adultery and what course to pursue when men confess their wrong doing and no other persons but the guilty parties know in regard to it. It was agreed the parties should be protected and told to report and renew their Covenants. Our meeting was a very pleasant one. (5)
1 - Larsen, Stan (editor), A Ministry of Meetings:The Apostolic Diaries of Rudger Clawson, Significant Mormon Diaries Series No. 6, A Rudger Clawson Chronology, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City 1993, http://bit.ly/rudgerclawson
2 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
3 - Minutes; Brigham Young Jr., Diary
4 - Minutes; Franklin D. Richards, Diary; Brigham Young Jr., Diary
5 - 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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