-- Apr 7, 1897; Wednesday
A meeting was held at 10 A.M. in the Assembly Hall, of the First Presidency, Apostles, Presidents of Stakes and counselors, High Councillors, Presidents of Seventies, Bishops and counselors, also Patriarchs.
President Lorenzo Snow addressed the Assembly on the necessity of Temple work, and of giving instructions to the Saints in relation to it.... (1)
-- Apr 17, 1897
[President Wilford Woodruff Journal] April 17th I was troubled some with phlem in my throat, but slept 5 1/2 hours from midnight to 9 am. After breakfast Bro Samuel Bateman called. I directed the planting of some garden seeds.
At 2 pm Pres Lorenzo Snow & Bro Wm Salmon called and staid for 1 1/2 hours & we conversed together. He gave me a list of /Salt Lake/ Temple work since the commencement May 22, 1893 to March 31 /97 Showing 142,679 Baptisms for the dead, 3,646 for health, 5,908 living Endowments 81,933 dead endowments; ordinations 53 living 32,739 dead; Sealings 2,590 living, 21,288 dead; children to Parents 6,147 living 17,936 dead; adoptions 67 living 694 dead; 2nd anointing 1,017 living 531 dead. Total living 19,428 Dead 297,794 = 317,222.
Before they left I asked Bro Snow to administer to me. Bro Salmon anointed Pres Snow mouth Elder Nuttall assisting. I had some short naps before midnight. (2)
1 - First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes
2 - 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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