Lorenzo Snow, Jun 8, 1900

-- Jun 8, 1900
[Temple] [Lorenzo Snow to Franklin S. Bramwell, June 8, 1900] The mission presidents have nothing whatever to do with recommending their people to the temple, for the reason that it is understood that only Saints living in a gathered condition, that is, in a ward and stake organization are recommended for temple work. * It does not necessarily follow there should not be exceptions to it. For instance, a mission president might know of Saints of long standing and experience in the Church under his jurisdiction possessing all the qualifications of worthiness for temple blessings and he might see special reasons why such parties should have the blessings of the temple; * [he] would be at liberty to present such cases to us on their individual merits without the knowledge of the parties so recommended, and if we should see fit to make an exception * he could then be authorized to issue recommends accordingly, to be countersigned by us. (1)

-- Jun 12, 1900; Tuesday
President [Lorenzo] Snow passed a poor night. He called in Dr. Joseph S. Richards who tried to relieve the pain which he was suffering which was extremely acute Presidents. [George Q.] Cannon and [Joseph F.] Smith were at the office all day. About half past one President Snow was administered to. (2)

-- Jun 14, 1900; Thursday
President [Lorenzo] Snow spent a very poor night but is comparatively free from pain.

At 11 o'clock the council meeting of the Presidency and Apostles convened in the Temple, there were present: Presidents George Q. Cannon and Joseph F. Smith, Elders Brigham Young [Jr.],

Francis M. Lyman, John Henry Smith, George Teasdale, Heber J. Grant, Matthias F. Cowley, Rudger Clawson and Reed Smoot. ...

President Cannon now brought before the Council the business of Brother B[righam]. Y. Hampton, the committee having recommended that his claim be recognized and paid in full. President Cannon stated that President Snow had signified his willingness to the paying of Brother Hampton the full amount stating that Brother Hampton had risked everything for the purpose of serving his brethren, and although he had erred in going beyond the law to show up the hypocrisy and wickedness of those who were then prosecuting polygamists, he doubtless felt that there was no other way by which he could accomplish his purpose, and his present financial and physical condition was such as to call for assistance, he having lost everything and was without means of support. President Cannon drew attention to the fact that it had been mentioned by some of the brethren that Brother Hampton ought to write a letter to the Presidency acknowledging that the Church authorities knew nothing of the work he did until after he had commenced it, which President Cannon said was the fact, but in consequence of the fact that what he did was in the interest of polygamists and the Church generally, he thought the Church should pay him what was coming to him; that this would leave the Church in its proper position. Others of the brethren felt that no papers should pass, but that Brother Hampton should be paid. After several of the brethren had expressed themselves on this subject, it became the sense of the meeting, on motion of Brother Smoot, that when $3,600. shall be paid to Brother Hampton to satisfy the claim which he makes, that a receipt in full for all demands or claims against the Church up to date be taken of him.

President Cannon intimated that in order to free the authorities of the Church from all suspicion of having been connected directly or indirectly with Brother Hampton's detective work, he should not rest satisfied until all the men who participated in that business be brought together before the Apostles, and the proceedings of the meeting fully reported. ...

Brother Lund reported that he had received a cablegram from President of the Scandinavian mission asking if he should buy the property referred to in this journal, for meetinghouse purposes, at Copenhagen. On motion of President Smith, Brother Lund was authorized to telegraph yes. ...

President Canon sought the mind of the Council as to who should prepare the proposed receipt to be given by B[righam]. Y. Hampton. It was decided that it be done by Attorney F[ranklin]. S. Richards. ...

The sum of $600. was appropriated in favor of H. S. Harris, of Mexico, it being the annual amount allowed him to prosecute his studies in Mexican constitutional law. (2)

1 - Anderson, Devery; The Development of LDS Temple Worship, 1846-2000: A Documentary History, http://amzn.to/TempleWorship
2 - First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes

LDS History Chronology: Lorenzo Snow

Mormon History Timeline: the life of Lorenzo Snow


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