Lorenzo Snow, Jan 29, 1891

-- Jan 29, 1891
[Apostle Heber J. Grant Diary] [At meeting of the Apostles] President Lorenzo Snow. Said he was astonished to hear that Brother Joseph had ever imagined that he lacked confidence in him. When in the Saint George Temple the Lord had showed to him that Prest. Taylor should soon pass away and that Prest. Woodruff would be selected as the President of the Church and that Bro. Cannon would be his First and Brother Smith his second Counselor. Had the most perfect confidence in brother Joseph and always had had. ...


-- Feb 17, 1891
Apostle Lorenzo Snow, President of the Quorum of Apostles, confers with the First Presidency concerning his legal difficulties "in regard to his cases before the 3rd Dist. Court, one for adultery & 1 for U. C. [unlawful cohabitation] It has been arranged if he will plead guilty to U. C., the other case will be dismissed. This was thought the best case for him to pursue, & he left with that intuition. When his case was called this afternoon, he plead guilty to U. C. & the other case was dismissed to be sentenced on Saturday next." (2)

-- Feb 18, 1891
[George Q. Cannon] Brothers Willard and Richard W. Young called and submitted a draft of a deed for the proposed university. We approved of it. There was some discussion concerning the name. They both favored calling the university "Young University". President [Wilford] Woodruff, Brother [Francis M.] Lyman and myself thought that would be a very good name. Brothers Lorenzo Snow and Jos[eph]. F. Smith did not seem to favor that name. They thought "Brigham Young University" would be better. Brother [Heber J.] Grant did not express himself fully, though I rather think he favored the latter. The two points in my mind which made me favor calling it the "Young University" are that the heirs seem to desire that name, and the name "Brigham Young" is applied already to the college at Logan [Utah] and the academy at Provo [Utah], and the tendency would be instead of calling it "Brigham Young University," to call it the B.Y. University. (3)

-- Wednesday, Apr 1, 1891
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City

The following named brethren met in Council: Lorenzo Snow, F. D. Richards, F. M. Lyman, H. J. Grant, J. w. Taylor, M. W. Merrill, A.

H. Lund, Abraham H. Cannon, and myself. The time was spent in reading some notes made by Bro. F. D. Richards on the early history of the Twelve.

After meeting the Presidency was with us and I asked the brethren what they thought of my being elected a Director and President of the Ogden Standard Co. and becoming active in Politics. The matter was delayed until the morrow. (4)

1 - Diary of Heber J. Grant, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
2 - Advent Adam website (defunct) - based on http://amzn.to/originsofpower
3 - George Q. Cannon, Diary
4 - 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

LDS History Chronology: Lorenzo Snow

Mormon History Timeline: the life of Lorenzo Snow


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