-- Jun 4, 1896; Thursday
The First Presidency and Apostles met at 11 A.M. in the Temple. Present: Presidents [Wilford] Woodruff, [Geoerge Q.] Cannon, [Joseph F.] Smith and [Lorenzo] Snow; Elders F[ranklin]. D. Richards, B[righam]. Young [Jr.], F[rancis]. M. Lyman, J[ohn]. H[enry]. Smith, G[eorge]. Teasdale, H[eber]. J. Grant, M[arriner]. W[ood]. Merrill, J[ohn]. W. Taylor and A[braham]. H. Cannon.
Elder Moses Thatcher was expected to attend the meeting of the Apostles in the Annex at 3 P.M., but word was brought that his health had again become so impaired that he would be unable to attend.
The financial condition of Elder B. H. Roberts was considered, and also the propriety of his taking a mission to preach the Gospel. It was decided that the First Presidency should interview Brother Roberts with a view to his taking a mission to the Eastern States, accompanied by some male members of the Tabernacle Choir as singers. On motion of President Snow it was agreed that Elder Roberts should be permitted to draw in equitable tithes for the support of his family, not to exceed $2,000.
The subject of the improvement of the "Deseret News" was presented, and the necessity of the Church circulating the printed word, also the necessity of a strong Church paper as a guide to the small country papers which were numerous and needed a
Attention was directed to an advertisement in "Bikuben" for the sale of Temple clothing, and President Snow was requested to see that the matter was investigated, and that the sale of female Temple clothing should be in the hands of the Relief Societies. ... (1)
-- Jun 22, 1896; Monday
Elder B. H. Roberts was today given a letter of appointment to labor as a missionary in the States lying East of Utah, extending to the Coast. Elder Geo[rge]. D. Pyper and Melvin J. Ballard were appointed to accompany and assist Elder Roberts.
President Lorenzo Snow called on the First Presidency and reported that he and a number of the the Twelve had conversed with Elder F[rancis]. M. Lyman in relation to the communication from the High Council of the Salt Lake Stake of Zion, and showed him that it was not the province of an Apostle to set aside usages established in an organized Stake, which was under the direction of the Stake Presidency. Elder Snow stated further that the matter would be considererd at the next quarterly meeting of the Apostles. Elder Lyman, he said, expressed his perfect willingness to do anything in the matter that might be required of him.
1 - First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes
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