Lorenzo Snow, Thursday, Aug 4, 1887

-- Thursday, Aug 4, 1887
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City

At 10 a.m. the following named brethren met at the President's Office: Wilford Woodruff, Lorenzo Snow, Franklin D. Richards, George Q. Cannon, Moses Thatcher, F. M. Lyman, H. J. Grant, J. W. Taylor, D. H. Wells and myself. Joseph F. Smith is sick.

We unanimously agreed to push the Statehood question.

We agreed to find a President for the Maricopa Stake, to make George C. Parkinson President of the Oneida Stake if the people would have him, to organize a new Stake to be called Cassia with Horton D. Haight as President if the people would have him, to make some Patriarchs in Bannock Stake, and for the Twelve to put these all in order. Also to get a Bishop for Moab Ward in San Juan stake and a new President for Box Elder Stake, as O. G. Snow had resigned.

On motion of G. Q. Cannon the brethren in Charge of the Temples were instructed to give free access to the Temples to any and all of the Apostles. (1)

-- Friday, Aug 12, 1887
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City

We met in Counsel at 10 a.m. Present: Wilford Woodruff, Lorenzo Snow, Franklin D. Richards, George Q. Cannon, Jos. F. Smith, Moses Thatcher, F. M. Lyman, Heber J. Grant, J. W. Taylor, D. H. Wells and myself present.

The statehood question was considered and the probable cost taken into consideration. It is beleived that one half million will be required.

It was voted that three thousand dollars each be allowed to L. Snow, E. Snow, F. D. Richards, George Q. Cannon, J. F. Smith, B. Young, D. H. Wells. Five thousand to President Wilford Woodruff. Two thousand M. Thatcher, F. M. Lyman, George Teasdale, H. J. Grant, J. W. Taylor, J. W. Young and myself. To be paid in cash.

We took and considered for a time the case of Albert Carrington, but we did not reach a conclusion. (1)

-- Aug 12, 1887
It was moved by Moses Thatcher that in view of the demands that must necessarily be made upon the time of the brethren in the management of public matters, that each as here named be authorized to draw on the funds of the church as follows:

President Wilford Woodruff $5,000.00

Lorenzo Snow $3,000.00

Erastus Snow $3,000.00

Franklin D. Richards $3,000.00

George Q. Cannon $3,000.00

Joseph F. Smith $3,000.00

Brigham Young $3,000.00

Daniel H. Wells $3,000.00

Moses Thatcher (as now) $2,000.00

Francis M. Lyman $2,000.00

John Henry Smith $2,000.00

George Teasdale $2,000.00

Heber J. Grant $2,000.00

John W. Taylor $2,000.00

John W. Young $2,000.00

This change to take effect September 1, 1887, and the amounts indicated to be paid in cash. ...

Joseph F. Smith said he thought the sin of adultery was equal to the shedding of innocent blood and that all who commit these acts are guilty of an unpardonable sin.

Daniel H. Wells gave his view of the unpardonable sin.

Francis M. Lyman said he never heard of a crime that came near to the crime of Albert Carrington-Reuben, Judah, and any and all cases of our day do not begin to come up to Albert Carringtons. It is without a parallel; it is enough to permit him to live.

John W. Taylor stated that in a "Book of Keys" that he copied for his father wherein Moses interceded with the Lord to bring Israel back into his presence, the Lord told him he could not do it then but the time would come when every soul would be brought into the presence of God and crowned with eternal life. Brother Taylor spoke feelingly upon the case and its enormity but that he felt he ought to consent to the baptism of Albert Carrington. ...

Council at 10-with W[ilford]. W[oodruff]. L[orenzo]. S[now]. F[ranklin] D R[ichards]

G[eorge] Q C[annon], J[oseph] F S[mith], F[rancis] M. L[yman], J[ohn] H[enry] S[mith], H[eber] J

G[rant], J[ohn] W T[aylor], & D[aniel] H W[ells].

Joseph F Smith presented certain confidential matters communicated on political affairs by other parties who request that only 2 or 3 have the secret.

Pres[iden]t Woodruff G[eorge] Q Cannon & Jos[ep]h F Smith were elected Confidential Committee. (2)

1 - 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
2 - Minutes; Franklin D. Richards, Diary

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