Lorenzo Snow, 1898

-- During 1898
Publication of first serial Conference Report. (1)

(Lorenzo Snow) A South Carolina visitor, Reverend Prentis, described President Snow in 1898: "I had expected to find intellect, intellectuality, benevolence, dignity, composure and strength depicted upon the face of the President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; but when I was introduced to President Lorenzo Snow for a second I was startled to see the holiest face but one I had ever been privileged to look upon. His face was a poem of peace, his presence a benediction of peace. In the tranquil depths of his eyes were the 'home of silent prayer' and the abode of spiritual strength." (2)

-- Tuesday, Jan 3, 1899
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] ... Prest. Lorenzo Snow asked me today what he better do about the business of the Power plant. (3)

-- Jan 3, 1899; Tuesday
Presidents [Lorenzo] Snow and [Joseph F.] Smith at the Office; President [George Q.] Cannon at Provo [Utah].

The sum of $125 was appropriated in favor of Elder Albert W. Davis, to assist him on his journey to the Sandwich islands in company with President Smith. In this connection the fact was considered that Elder Davis had labored six months in the Salt Lake Temple without remuneration.

At 4 P.M. Brothers Davis Eccles and Charles W. Nibley met with Presidents Snow and Smith, the object being to explain to President Snow their connection with the Utah and California railroad.

During the interview, the subject of the Church bonds coming up, Brother Eccles suggested to President Snow that the business of delivering the bonds be placed in the hands of the Deseret National Bank, expressing the belief that it would be done free of charge. He was asked to make inquiry concerning the matter and have the President notified accordingly. (4)

1 - 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
2 - Van Wagoner, Richard and Walker, Steven C., A Book of Mormons, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
3 - 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
4 - First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes

LDS History Chronology: Lorenzo Snow

Mormon History Timeline: the life of Lorenzo Snow


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