-- Sep 9, 1897
[Apostle Franklin D. Richards Diary] Resolved that council of the Apostles accepts the Presidency of the Church and sustains Lorenzo Snow as its president Each spoke Cannon & Smith will make a statement of church liabilities to the council. Some verbal explanations were made. (1)
Meeting of the Presidency and Apostles at the Temple at 11:30 A.M. Present: Pres[iden]ts. W[ilford]. Woodruff, G[eorge]. Q. Cannon, L[orenzo]. Snow; Elders F[ranklin]. D. Richards, J[ohn]. H[enry]. Smith and G[eorge]. Teasdale. Pres[ident]. J[oseph]. F. Smith and Elder A[nthon]. H. Lund at Parsons Ranch [Nevada]; B[righam]. Young [Jr.] at Fruitland [New Mexico], F[rancis]. M. Lyman in the South; H[eber]. J. Grant sick.
The subject of filling vacancies in the Council of the Twelve and Seventies was considered, and it was decided to notify all the Apostles to come to the City to attend the regular meeting on the 30th inst., to counsel on this subject. Pres[ident]. Geo[rge]. Q. Cannon expressed the desire that in filling the vacancies nothing should intervene of a personal or partisan character, to prevent the mind and will of the Lord being carried out in the selections that would be made. Pres[ident]. Snow stated that applications were being made by Saints coming from a distance to view the interior of the Temple. It was decided that persons who had received their endowments might be permitted to see the Temple when it was not being used for the endowments.
It was also decided that persons who have not received their endowments, whether children or adults, should not be permitted to witness a marriage in the Temple. ... (2)
1 - Diary Excerpts of Franklin D. Richards, 1887-1897, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
2 - Journal History; Franklin D. Richards, Diary
LDS History Chronology: Lorenzo Snow
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