Lorenzo Snow, Apr 2, 1899

-- Apr 2, 1899
Lorenzo Snow presides at Salt Lake temple monthly fast meeting: "Sister Maria Y Dougall bore her testimony and wound up by speaking in tongues which struck me as the finest expression of that beautiful gift to which I had ever listened and when Aunt Zina (H. Young) interpreted it[.] it was sweet in deed." (1)

-- Apr 3, 1899
[Apostle Marriner W. Merrill Diary] Monday. Salt Lake City. I attended meeting with my Quorum at 10 a. m. All the Quorum present. Had an invitation to meet in the Annex of the Temple at 1:30 p. m. to celebrate President Snow's birthday. Spent the afternoon in listening to a program where all the Twelve were called upon for short speeches. Adjourned at 4:30 p. m. (2)

-- Apr 3, 1899; Monday
Presidents [Lorenzo] Snow, [George Q.] Cannon and [Joseph F.] Smith were at the Office. This is President Snow's birthday; he is eighty-five years of age. ...

Bishop Marcellus S. Woolley of the Twenty-first Ward had an interview with Presidents Snow and Cannon regarding the case of a man named Pitchers, who had seduced a young lady (both being members of the Church) and was then living with her in California. He was about to be legally separated from his wife, with her consent, and would then marry the girl. He had heard from the Presidency about the matter, and had got the idea that he was to marry the girl in the Temple, and he received back into fellowship, notwithstanding that he and the girl had both been excommunicated for their transgression. President Snow told Bishop Woolley to keep them on probation until they brought forth fruits meet for repentance.

At 1:15 p.m. Presidents Snow, Cannon and Smith, accompanied by Secretary George F. Gibbs, left the office for the Temple, where the Temple workers awaited the coming of the First Presidency, fully prepared to celebrate President Snow's eighty-fifth anniversary. A pleasing program was carried out, speeches made and a delicious repast served. (3)

-- Tuesday, Apr 4, 1899
[Apostle Rudger Clawson Diary] Salt Lake City. 10 a.m. Continuation of our quarterly meeting at the temple, Pres. Richards presiding. Full quorum present. Singing. Prayer by Apostle Geo. Teasdale. Singing./...

Apostle H. J. Grant made brief remarks. Referred to the prediction of Pres. Richards made 3 months ago that the Lord would open up the way for his deliverance from debt. Said it was being fulfilled—Jany. 1, 1899, he was, he said, $82,000 [in debt]. With the changes that had taken place and the advance in his stocks and holdings his indebtedness would now practically amount to $57,000.00. ... (4)

1 - On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com
2 - Notes from the Miscellaneous Record Book, 1886-1906: Selected diary notes from the journal books of Marriner Wood Merrill, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
3 - First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes
4 - Stan Larson (editor), A Ministry of Meetings: The Apostolic diaries of Rudger Clawson, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1993, http://bit.ly/rudgerclawson

LDS History Chronology: Lorenzo Snow

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