Dreams in LDS History, Sep 28, 1895

LDS History Chronology: Dreams

-- Sep 28, 1895
[Apostle Brigham Young Jr. Diary] Had a pleasant visit with Pres[iden]t W. Woodruff at his home B[isho]p Hardy took me there in his buggy, Pres[iden]t related many of his dreams & visits from or with the prophet Joseph & father, He said to me you are a staunch man Bro[ther] Cannon and all the brethren have confidence in you and I prophecy that you are beyond the foolish things at [sic] this life and you are filled with the spirit of your mission, I would rather not that you be Governor or rather that you do not mingle in politics you are not so suitable for that department. And promised me the grace of God all my days. All of the conversation was of a most interesting character. [Brigham Young had been solicited by both democrats and republicans to run for Governor, but had expressed a strong distaste in that regard for sectional politics; 9 July 1895; 28 Sept 1895. In this last instance he records that he would only run if the First Presidency gave him a mission to do so, an
d then not on a party ticket. Throughout his journals he expresses distaste for the party machine, sectional politics, and the involvement of high church leaders therein.] (1)

-- Wednesday, Oct 2, 1895
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Bros. G. Teasdale, H. J. Grant, and M. W. Merrill spoke to us upon the matters of their labors and Bro. Merrill gave us an account of dreams and visions given to him, also a marvelous escape from death being rescued by an unseen hand when a large log had rolled upon him and he was unable to help himself. He lost himself and when he came to, his wagon was loaded and he was on it riding home and fully one mile from where the accident had occured. John W. Taylor joined us today. (2)

-- Oct 2, 1895
[Apostle Marriner W. Merrill Diary] Wednesday. In Salt Lake. Had our Quorum meeting at 2 p. m. I occupied 1 hour at President Snow's request relating my experiences and dreams, etc. (3)

-- Wednesday Dec. 11th 1895
[Apostle Anthony W. Ivins Diary] I slept at Bro. Henry Luntz last night in the same bed with Apostle Lyman. I dreamed that I was at a meeting where Apostle Lyman was talking and that in the course of his remarks he said that I had been called by the Lord to preside over the Mexican Mission and that I would in the future be called to the Apostleship and that it would be my special duty to labor among the people of Arizona and Mexico. (4)

-- Jul 8, 1896
[Apostle Heber J. Grant Diary] At 10 am attended a meeting of the Apostles in the Temple. Pres[iden]t Lorenzo Snow offered the opening prayer, and he very earnestly supplicated the Lord in behalf of Apostle Moses Thatcher. John Henry Smith said that he did not look on him the same as a man who had become addicted to the use of liquor to the extent that he was not responsible for his actions. Bro[ther] Moses had been addicted to the use of morphine. He related a dream he had which he had had in relation to Bro[ther] Thatcher, which had given him the impression that Bro[ther] Moses would not have any great influence in leading the Saints from the path of duty should he fail to harmonize with hie brethren, and we be under the necessity of taking action against him. Expressed the very best of feelings and perfect fellowship for the Presidency and the members of the quorum of the Apostles. Felt the more active we were in mingling among the people the better it would be for us. ...

1 - Diary of Apostle Brigham Young Jr.
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
3 - Notes from the Miscellaneous Record Book, 1886-1906: Selected diary notes from the journal books of Marriner Wood Merrill
4 - Diary Excerpts of Anthony W. Ivins
5 - Diary Excerpts of Heber J. Grant,

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