-- Mar 30, 1899
[Apostle Heber J. Grant Diary] At eleven a.m. attended a meeting of the Presidency and Apostles, nearly all of the brethren were present. President Lorenzo Snow explained to me the action that had been taken by the brethren politically at the time a fisht [sic] was made to elect President Cannon to the Senate of the United States. I told the brethren that had I been here, notwithstanding the active work which I had done for Mr. McCune that I felt sure that I would have been in perfect harmony with them.
-- Mar 30, 1899; Thursday
Presidents [Lorenzo] Snow, [George Q.] Cannon and [Joseph F.] Smith were in the Office. ... At 11 a.m. the First Presidency met with the Apostles in the Temple. Present: Presidents Lorenzo Snow, George Q. Cannon, Joseph F. Smith and Franklin D. Richards; Apostles Brigham Young [Jr.], Francis M. Lyman, John Henry Smith, George Teasdale, Heber J. Grant, Anthon H. Lund, Matthias F. Cowley, Abraham O[wen]. Woodruff and Rudger Clawson.
Brother Grant reported his recent visit to Chicago
[Illinois], Independence [Missouri], Minneapolis [Minnesota] and other eastern points, attending conferences and holding meetings. He thought it would be a good idea for Apostles now and then to visit the various missions, as it would have a good effect upon the Elders and be productive of other benefits. Among the places visited by Brother Grant was the town of Chariton near Kirtland, Ohio.
This allusion reminded President Snow of a remark once made to him by President Brigham Young, which he quoted after Brother Grant had concluded. President Young's remark was to the effect that he, President Snow, would some day build a Temple at Chariton.
...President Snow mentioned Brother Thomas Juddas a man whom he had in his mind for some time to labor in connection with the First Presidency in colonizing new locations; but nothing more was to be said upon the subject. (2)
At eleven a.m. attended a meeting of the Presidency and Apostles, nearly all of the brethren were present. President Lorenzo Snow explained to me the action that had been taken by the brethren politically at the time a fi[g]ht was made to elect President [George Q.] Cannon to the Senate of the United States. I told the brethren that had I been here, notwithstanding the active work which I had done for Mr. [Alfred W.] McCune that I felt sure that I would have been in perfect harmony with them.
I stated that I felt that my active work in politics had no doubt injured with the Latter-day Saints very materially. I referred with considerable warmth to the lies told by Frank J. Cannon in his theatre speech. (3)
1 - Diary of Heber J. Grant, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
2 - First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes
3 - Heber J. Grant, Diary
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