-- May 24, 1900; Thursday
The Presidency were at the office as usual. The case of C[harles]. M. Plant against Spencer Clawson was again briefly referred to the Presidency this morning when it was learned that a Brother Langton had approached Spencer Clawson to see if he would accept $100. which was President Snow's offer to compromise with Brother Plant, but Spencer Clawson said that the matter was one for the High Council and not for the President's office, and refused the offer.
At 11 o'clock the meeting of the Presidency and Apostles was held in the Temple. There were present: Presidents [Lorenzo] Snow, [George Q.] Cannon and [Joseph F.] Smith, Elders Brigham Young [Jr.], John Henry Smith, George Teasdale, Heber J. Grant, John W. Taylor, Anthon H. Lund, Matthias F. Cowley, Rudger Clawson and Reed Smoot. ...
Brother Heber J. Grant reported having seen Spencer Clawson about disposing of his store property for $20,000, and the cancellation of his indebtedness. Brother Clawson's answer was that he felt that some of the interested stockholders would object to the disposing of the property for his individual debts; he believed, however, that they would consent to the sale being made for $25,000.
President Snow asked President Cannon how he thought the Cannon house would do for temporary headquarters for the college
and President Cannon said he had hopes of buying that property back by and by.
Brothers Grant and Smoot favored the Cannon house in preference to the Spencer Clawson building, whereupon President Snow remarked that to his mind there was no location equal to the northwest corner of the block on which the President's office stands, known as the Whitney corner. This fully expressed the views of President Cannon. This was all that was said on the subject. ... (1)
-- Tuesday, May 29, 1900
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City
I worked in the garden. I called at the office and met Prest. Lorenzo Snow, Angus M. Cannon, Bp. George Romney, John C. Cutler. The three last named brethren were of a committee to solicit donations for a church school. They wanted the old Whitney corner on which to build it. President Snow said he was in favor of giving it out. I endorsed it.
I drove over to my field and found a bunch of cattle tramping down my lucerne. (2)
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
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