-- Oct 9, 1899; Monday
Elder Lorenzo S. Huish, of Payson [Utah], called and met Presidents [George Q.] Cannon and [Joseph F.] Smith in regard to a proposed scheme of colonization on the part of himself and other young people of Payson, in the State of Sonora, Mexico; to be under the watch-care and direction of the President of that Mission. Brother Huish represented that many of our young people had no prospects whatever to obtain land, and
they had concluded to take this step, if agreeable to the Church authorities, in order to get homes for themselves.
Presidents Cannon and Smith heartily approved of the idea and a letter is to be written to Brother Huish to that effect. (1)
-- Tuesday, Oct 10, 1899
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City
Lorenzo Snow and wife Minnie, Joseph F. Smith and wife Julina, Francis M. Lyman, Myself and wife Sarah, Geo. Teasdale, Heber J. Grant & wife Augusta, M. W. Merrill, Anthon H. Lund, Matthias F. Cowley & wife Abigal, Abraham O. Woodruff and Mother, Bp. William B. Preston and wife, Robert T. Burton and wife, John R. Winder and wife Had dinner at Geo. Q. Cannon's home. Twenty- nine of us sat down to the table. We had an elegant dinner. (2)
-- Oct 10, 1899
[Apostle Marriner W. Merrill Diary] Tuesday. Salt Lake City. I go out to President Cannon's place for dinner today; left in Brother Rudger Clawson's buggy at 2:10 p. m. for Brother George Q. Cannon's place, 3 miles from center of town. Was the first there. Quite cold and windy this afternoon. The company soon arrived on the street car-- President Snow and wife, Joseph F. Smith and wife, F. M. Lyman, George Teasdale, John H. Smith and wife, M. F. Cowley and wife, Owen Woodruff and mother, Anthon Lund, Rudger Clawson and wife, M. W. Merrill, H. J. Grant and wife, Bishop Wm. B. Preston and wife, Robert Burton and wife, John R. Winder and wife; President Cannon and four wives and four daughters to attend to the wants of the company. Had an excellent dinner, speeches and toasts after dinner, which lasted 1 ½ hours in all. We left at 7 p. m. (3)
1 - First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes
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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