-- Apr 20, 1899
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. ...
President [Lorenzo] Snow said Church indebtedness is 2,000,000 dol[lars]. How has this been bro[ugh]t. about is a m[y]stery to me. God help us for our enemies are hard upon our track. Everybody is in debt[;] hope we shall soon be out. I don't bel[ie]ve the brethren have run us in debt only to do good. (1)
-- Friday, Apr 21, 1899
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City
I was at President Snow's office most of the day.
All of the first Presidency, Franklin D. Richards, Myself, Brigham Young, Anthon H. Lurid, Matthias F. Cowley, Abraham O. Woodruff, and Rudger Clawson, James Jack and Nephi Clayton met and considered the subject of selling the Beach Railroad and Salt Works. We voted to keep the property. (2)
1 - Journal History; Brigham Young Jr., Diary
2 - 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
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