-- Sep 25, 1899; Monday
Presidents Lorenzo Snow and George Q. Cannon were at the office.
The sum of $20.00 was appropriated in favor of Bishop Lau and family of Soda Springs [Idaho], as a mark of appreciation by President Snow of their entertainment of him and his party during their recent visit to the north. (1)
-- Tuesday, Sep 26, 1899
[Apostle Rudger Clawson Diary] Logan. I called upon Isaac Smith, with whom I had some conversation in relation to the B. Y. Monument Fund, and he informed me that a meeting of the brethren had been called for 2 p.m. and that nothing much could be done until that hour. In the meantime Elder Jos. W. McMurrin had come up from Salt Lake by my request to join me. We called at the temple to pay our respects to Apostle M. W. Merrill. He was pleased to see us, he said, and would be present at the meeting.
2 p.m. Meeting of the brethren at the high council chamber in the tithing office. Present: Apostle M. W. Merrill, myself, Presidents Jos. W. McMurrin and C. D. Fjeldsted, Elders I. Smith and S. Molen of the stake presidency, 8 high councillors, 16 bishops or counselors out of the 26 wards composing the stake. Meeting called to order by S. Molen.
Apostle Merrill invited me to state the object of the meeting. I then submitted a letter from the First Presidency, of which the following is a copy.
Salt Lake City,
Sep. 22, 99
To the Stake Presidency, High Council, and Bishopric of Cache Stake of Zion
We are desirous that the means due from the Cache Stake to the Brigham Young Memorial Fund be paid in at the earliest possible moment. The matter is of such urgency that we have appointed Elder Rudger Clawson, who will be accompanied by Elder Jos. W. McMurrin, to visit your stake and confer with Elders Molen and Smith of the stake presidency, the high council, and the bishopric of the various wards as to what steps should be taken for the collection of the fund.
Trusting that they will be met by a prompt and generous response, we remain,
Signed Geo. Q. Cannon,
Jos. F. Smith.
I made brief remarks upon the matter set forth in said letter. Explained that the authorities of the stake had been called together that we might consult with them and take such action as might seem best and wisest. At all events, I said, if anything were accomplished it would be by the united effort of the presiding authorities of the stake. Said that the amount apportioned to the Cache Stake was $3500.00 of which $408.28 had been paid, leaving $3091.72 still due.
Elder Jos. W. McMurrin spoke briefly on the life and character of Brigham Young and showed clearly the importance of meeting this requirement at once. Apostle Merrill said that steps should be taken at once to get this means in and he would favor an apportionment of the same to the various wards. So far as he knew this never had been done.
It was moved and carried that an apportionment of $3500 be made on the basis of the number of families in each ward, and that Apostle M. W. Merrill, associated with the stake presidency, be appointed a committee to make the apportionment. The committee notified the brethren that the apportionment would be made out immediately after the close of the meeting and they could get it at 4:30 p.m. (2)
1 - First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes
2 - 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
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