Lorenzo Snow, Friday, Jun 8, 1900

-- Friday, Jun 8, 1900
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City

I met H. J. Grant, John W. Taylor, William Salmon, and Andrew Smith and We had a talk with Brigham Y. Hampton over his efforts to get some lewd non-Mormons arrested for a check to the prosecutions of our brethren. He said the selectmen of the County hired him as a detective and did not pay him.

I and my sons put up some fence. I had a short visit with President Lorenzo Snow, he in bad health. (1)

-- Jun 8, 1900
Experimental missionary training courses-- Salt Lake City.

See notes for letter of December 27, 1899 earlier in this volume. Evidently the first year's experimental courses in missionary methods given in Church schools had proved enough of a success to justify continuance.

Office of The First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Salt Lake City, Utah, June 8th, 1900.

President M. W. Merrill,


The experimental missionary courses given by our direction in several of our Church institutions of learning during the past academic year, were sufficiently successful to warrant, in our opinion, a continuation of the practice. We entertain the hope that with the experience of the last school year to guide us and an early preparation for the coming one that still more satisfactory work will be done. We therefore invite you to select and forward to the missionary Committee of the Apostles at your early convenience the names of a number of young brethren whom you deem suitable to take a missionary course with a view to their being called into the field of active missionary labor as soon as they are prepared for its responsibilities. When these names are received by us, to each of the young men thus suggested will be sent a call to attend one of our church colleges or academies where these classes are held. If for convenience or economy's sake any of the brethren prefer to attend one of these institutions which is not geographically the nearest they can have that privilege, and you should note their wishes on your report so that the Committee may be properly advised.

With love,

Your Brother, LORENZO SNOW. {1900 June 8-Circular letter, Church Historian's Library,} (2)

1 - 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
2 - Clark, James R., Messages of the First Presidency (6 volumes)

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