Lorenzo Snow, Thursday, Nov 14, 1895

-- Thursday, Nov 14, 1895
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City

Prest. W. Woodruff, Geo. Q. Cannon, Joseph F. Smith, Lorenzo Snow, B. Young, F. M. Lyman, J. W. Taylor, A. H. Cannon and myself met in Council at the Temple and talked over some matters concerning sealing and adoptions.

[Went to Afton, Wyoming, for stake conference and meetings, November 15-21.] (1)

-- Monday, Dec 2, 1895
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City

Presidents W. Woodruff, Geo. Q. Cannon, Jos. F. Smith, Lorenzo Snow, Franklin D. Richards, Heber J. Grant, Abraham H. Cannon and myself met in Council.

We were informed by Prest. W. Woodruff that the Presidency of the Church had invested in the Ogden Power and Light Co. and that some twelve hundred dollars was necessary to put through the job. That the money could be borrowed if the Church would endorse the paper. We all voted to do this ... (1)

-- 1896, January 4
Utah became U.S. 45th state, proclamation signed by President Grover Cleveland. (2)

-- Jan 9, 1896; Thursday
... Pres[iden]t Lorenzo Snow said that his feelings with reference to Bro[ther] Thatcher were that we should ask him to go to the First Presidency of the Church and make things right with them. Referred to the time just before the dedication of the [Salt Lake] Temple, when the brethren had labored until nearly midnight with Bro[ther] Moses Thatcher to endeavor to get him to harmonize with his brethren, and at this time he was warned that unless he made reconciliation with the Presidency, we would announce at the dedication that the hearts of all the brethren were united as the hearts of one man with the exception of Bro[ther] Moses Thatcher. Prior to this meeting Bro[ther] Snow sent Bro[ther] Brigham Young [Jr.] to labor with Bro[ther] Moses Thatcher, and although he had worked with him for hours he was unable to make any impression of his mind. Referred to the fact that after the priesthood meeting held in the assembly Hall at the close of the October conference, wherein Bro[ther] Joseph F. [Smith] referred to Bro[ther] Moses Thatcher as not being in harmony with his brethren, that Bro[ther] Thatcher had called upon him and that they had talked together for about three quarters of an hour, and he had pleaded with Bro[ther] Moses to go to the First Presidency and place himself in their hands, and account of the spirit manifested by Brother Thatcher he had hoped that he would follow his advice, and he was disappointed when he learned that he had not done so. He would like another effort made with Bro[ther] Moses, but felt that nothing could be effected with him unless it was done by the Lord. The spark which would reach the heart of Bro[ther] Moses must come from the Lord.

No wisdom which we possess can do it. ... (3)

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 - Ludlow, Daniel H. editor, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Macmillan Publishing, Encyclopedia of Mormonism, Vol. 4, Appendix 2: A Chronology of Church History, http://amzn.to/eG0DIp
3 - Heber J. Grant, Diary

LDS History Chronology: Lorenzo Snow

Mormon History Timeline: the life of Lorenzo Snow


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