-- Jan 8, 1895
[Apostle Heber J. Grant Diary] Pres[iden]t Lorenzo Snow said he had received a telegram from brother Moses telling him that his health would not permit of his being present. Referred to be trouble existing between brothers Thatcher and Merrill and hoped that the same would be settled satisfactorily to all ... these things should not be because it is our duty to be one.
-- Jan 9, 1895
[Apostle Marriner W. Merrill Diary] Wednesday. I paid Tithing Office cash $50.00 on tithing today. Attended meeting at 10 a. m. It being my turn to speak, I occupied 40 minutes. We adjourned at noon and I took lunch in the Temple on President Snow's invitation, which, he said, was a standing one. We met again at 2 p. m. and heard read the manuscript or history of the Twelve in the Prophet Joseph Smith's day. I paid for Semi-Weekly News for Maria L. Merrill $2.50, for Juvenile, $2.00; paid for A. J. Merrill, Juvenile, $2.00; Sarah A. Merrill, Deseret Weekly, $2.00; Cyrene Merrill, Juvenile Instructor, $2.00, Deseret Weekly, $2.00; Daily for Richmond for self, $8.00; for Ellen, Deseret Weekly, $2.00, Juvenile, $2.00; of which I have receipts. Went to stay with Joseph at his room at 5:20 p. m. (2)
-- Jan 10, 1895
[Apostle Heber J. Grant Diary] [Meeting of Apostles] Prest. Lorenzo Snow now said that he did not want to be enthusiastic, but he said that it was wonderful to see the manifestations of the Lord in giving the honorable men of the earth a love of us. Refereing to the honor which was being bestowed upon us he naturally asked the question as to whether we could stand to be flattered and and [sic] praised of men. Prayed the Lord to sustain us and give us strength to stand when prosperity came, as it was bound to do. (I feel very thankful to have Prest. Snow speak so positively about the prosperity which is bound to come and the sooner it can come with the blessings of the Lord attending it and in accordance with His mind and will the better I will be pleased H.J.G.) ...
-- Thursday, Jan 10, 1895
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City
My case in court was adjourned until tomorrow morning. Presidents L. Snow, F. D. Richards, Brigham Young, Moses Thatcher, F. M. Lyman, H. J. Grant, John W. Taylor, M. W. Merrill, Abraham H. Cannon and I met in Council.
M. W. Merrill had a discourse read that purported to be one delivered by Bro. Moses in Bear Lake Co. Idaho where Bro. Moses was said to have cast reflections upon the Presidency of the whole church and Bro. Merrill. Some letters that he passed between Bros. Thatcher and Merrill were read. Bro. Moses said he did not make the statement in the form in which it was. Bros. Lorenzo Snow, F. D. Richards, F. M. Lyman, H. J. Grant and I thought Bro. Moses ought to write and correct this matter as also Bro. Merrill.
Bros. Moses Thatcher, John W. Taylor and Abraham H. Cannon thought he ought not. Bro. Abraham H. Cannon said the Presidency of the Church were predjuced against Bro. M. Thatcher. Bro. Moses being in such poor health he was given one week to write out his denial of the statement. We adjourned for one week. (3)
1 - Diary of Heber J. Grant, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
2 - Notes from the Miscellaneous Record Book, 1886-1906: Selected diary notes from the journal books of Marriner Wood Merrill, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
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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