Lorenzo Snow, Apr 19, 1899; Wednesday

-- Apr 19, 1899; Wednesday
Presidents [Lorenzo] Snow, [George Q.] Cannon and [Joseph F.] Smith were at the Office. Elder Seymour B. Young, the senior President in the First Council of Seventies, called and saw President Snow about the matter of Elder Joseph W. McMurrin's ordination as one of that body, the subject so exhaustively considered at the last meeting of the Apostolic Council. Brother Young wanted to know if Brother McMurrin had been actually and properly ordained, since the word "ordain" was not used, but the words "set apart" at the time of his ordination. President Snow explained to Brother Young that inasmuch as the intent was to ordain Brother McMurrin, and the word used on the occasion not only set him apart, but conferred upon him all the authority, keys and privileges of the office and calling, it was a complete and valid ordination, and had been so decided by the Presidency and the Apostles in council. At the same time President Snow remarked that if it had to be done over again, his mind would be that the word ordain should be used. (1)

-- Apr 19, 1899
Elder Roberts also reported that during the week he had called upon President Lorenzo Snow, and had an interview with him concerning his work for the future, and had stated to the President that he would not need to draw the allowance now being made to him by the Church. He submitted to the President the question of being relieved somewhat from so many appointments, and the President had stated that, on account of his political duties, Elder Roberts might be excused from religious appointments whenever he found it necessary, and that he might make this statement to the First Council of Seventies. Brother Roberts also stated that he would be relieved as Editor of the Era after the issue of the June number. (2)

-- Apr 20, 1899; Thursday
Presidents [Lorenzo] Snow, [George Q.] Cannon and [Joseph F.] Smith proceeded from the office to the Temple to meet at 11 A.M. with the Apostles in regular Council.

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, Anthon H. Lund, Matthias F. Cowley, Abraham O[wen]. Woodruff and Rudger Clawson.

Upon a suggestion quoted by President Smith as having been made by Nathan Tanner, Sen[ior]. during the late general conference, that there should be a reunion of the survivors of Zion's Camp and that their direct descendants should be invited to participate therein, it was decided, after some consideration, that such a reunion be held, but that it also include the survivors of the Mormon Battalion and the original Utah Pioneers. The motion upon which this decision was reached was made by President Smith. The Presiding Bishopric were made the committee to attend to this reunion. President Cannon suggested that where the head of a family was dead, or could not be present, at the reunion, that one representative of each family be invited. It was decided to refer this suggestion to the committee.

It was decided that a letter be written to Apostle John W. Taylor, President of the Colorado Mission, in relation to a matter excepted to by Elder Seymour B. Young of the First Council of Seventies. It appears that Brother Taylor has been making High Priests out of Seventies laboring under his jurisdiction, in order to make them competent to preside over conferences. Brother Young's exception is based upon his view that such action in unnecessary. ... (1)

1 - First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes
2 - Minutes, Quorum of Twelve

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