-- Thursday, Sep 30, 1897
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City
Prest. Wilford Woodruff, Geo. Q. Cannon, Joseph F. Smith, Lorenzo Snow, Franklin D. Richards, Brigham Young, Francis M. Lyman, John Henry Smith, Geo. Teasdale, John W. Taylor, Marriner W. Merrill, and Anthon H. Lund, with Geo. F. Gibbs and clerk, met at the Temple at 11 a.m.
Heber J. Grant was not able to come.
Matthias S. Cowley and Abraham Owen Woodruff were selected to fill the vacancies in the Council of Apostles.
A letter written some days ago by President Wilford Woodruff to the 19 made the request that his son be appointed one of the Apostles. I drove my family out.
Joseph W. McMurrin was selected to fill the Seventies. (1)
-- Sep 30, 1897
[Apostle Marriner W. Merrill Diary] Thursday. Salt Lake. I attended meeting with the First Presidency and Twelve at 11 a. m. Some minor business was attended to, when Owen Woodruff and Matthias F. Cowley were selected by the First Presidency and President Snow to fill the vacancies in the Quorum of the Twelve. (2)
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 - Notes from the Miscellaneous Record Book, 1886-1906: Selected diary notes from the journal books of Marriner Wood Merrill, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
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