-- Apr 7, 1893
[Apostle Marriner W. Merrill Diary] Attended meeting dedicating the Temple at 10 a. m. President George Q. Cannon offered the prayer yesterday afternoon. Three meetings were held today. President Joseph F. Smith, Lorenzo Snow, and F. D. Richards offered the prayer today. (1)
-- Apr 20, 1893
[L. John Nuttall] Meeting in the Presidents room at 10.43 pm. as on yesterday all fasting Sang "Lord we come before thee now"-Prayer by Elder George Teasdale. Sang "O My Father &c" Pres[iden]t W[ilford].
Woodruff was not present. Elder John W Hess and W. W. Burton was also present. Pres[iden]t Lorenzo Snow spoke & read D[octrine] & C[ovenants]. Sec[tion] 63 par[agraph] 5, 8 &, 59,-also Elder.... (2)
-- Apr 24, 1893
[Apostle Marriner W. Merrill Diary] I attended services again in the Temple this morning. Almira was not well enough to attend. President Lorenzo Snow read the prayer. Went to Brother Preston's for dinner and left for home on the 3:30 p. m. train, Brother Preston sending us down to the train by carriage and was very kind to us. (1)
-- Apr 26, 1893
[President Wilford Woodruff Journal] ... I went to the Temple on the 26 of May & spent a few hours. I went to the office On the 19 May. I went to the Temple & with my Councillors I set apart Lorenzo Snow to preside over the Temple May 19 & G Q Cannon set apart John R Winder as the first assistant & Joseph F Smith set apart Adolph[.] Madson as the seconed Assistet. (3)
-- May 6, 1893
[L. John Nuttall] John R Winder called & the President said to him Bro[ther] Winder I do not know how many brethren I may call to fill a mission on this earth, but I have a mission I want you to fill & that is to be the pres[iden]t. assistant to Bro[ther] Lorenzo Snow in the Salt Lake Temple-expressed his wishes that Bro[ther] W[inder] occupy that place-Bro[ther] W[inder] said he did not feel competent to fell the situation but the president said he would be competent he had labored hard in the completion of the Temple & he wished him to fill that position. He then devoted time to write out an appointment also a letter to Pres[iden]t L[orenzo] Snow informing him of this action & then signed them. He also signed his name on a peice of paper with the pen which I kept as a souvener-While I was sitting with him he very pleasantly referred to our labors together in the St George [Utah] Temple also whilst in the underground & expressed his confidence in me & in my integrity for which I was very thankful. (2)
1 - Notes from the Miscellaneous Record Book, 1886-1906: Selected diary notes from the journal books of Marriner Wood Merrill, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
2 - L. John Nuttall, Diary
3 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
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