-- Oct 29, 1899
[Marriner Wood Merrill] I attended Quarterly [Stake] Conference in Logan [Utah] to day. Pres[iden]t. Lorenzo Snow F[rancis] M Lyman & John Henry Smith were in attendance Pres[iden]t. Orson Smith arrived Home from the Clondyke [Klondike] Country where He went last May without the consent of the Presidency. Apostles Lyman & Smith were the speakers this fornoon. Councilor Isaac Smith Orson Smith Pres[iden]t Snow Councelor Kelley from Box Elder [Utah] Stake & B[isho]p Preston were the Speakers this afternoon. Pres[iden]t Orson Smith Tendered His resignation as President of Cach[e] Stake. Pres[iden]t Snow and the Congregation accepted it. Conference adj[ourned] until tomorrow at 10 am; I attended a private Meeting with Pres[iden]t Snow Lyman & Smith this evening to decide who My Councellors were to be as the Presidency & Twelve in their Meeting in Salt Lake Temple Last Thursday Oct[ober]. 26th decided that I should Preside Over the Cache Stake of Zion. I choose Joseph Morrell as first & Isaac Smith as Second Councellor to myself M[arriner]. W[ood]. Merrill. (1)
-- Monday, Oct 30, 1899
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Logan
Conference at 10 a.m.
President Lorenzo Snow presented Marriner W. Merrill to preside over the Cache Stake. He was unanimously sustained. He chose Joseph Morrell and Isaac Smith as councillors. All spoke a short time and said they would do their best. Bro. Merrill related a dream he had had about Satan.
Our party returned to the City. My wife Sarah is 50 years old today. About 25 of our kindred came in and spent the evening with us. (2)
-- Oct 30, 1899
[Apostle Marriner W. Merrill Diary] Logan. I attended Conference again today. President Snow talked awhile and then presented my name to the Conference to be the President of Cache Stake of Zion, and I was unanimously sustained. Then Joseph Morrell's and Isaac Smith's names were presented and sustained by the people. President Snow set myself apart, Apostle Lyman, Brother Morrell, and John Henry Smith, Isaac Smith. I went to Isaac Smith's for lunch and attended the meeting at 1 p. m. Conference adjourned at 2:30 p. m. (3)
1 - Marriner Wood Merrill, 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
3 - Notes from the Miscellaneous Record Book, 1886-1906: Selected diary notes from the journal books of Marriner Wood Merrill, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
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