The history of Z.C.M.I, 1872

-- During 1872
[Moses Thatcher] Moses mostly worked in the family businesses, which included serving as director and secretary of the Utah Northern Railroad, and as president of Thatcher Brothers Banking Company. He was also the superintendent of the Cache Valley ZCMI and organized the Cache Valley Board of Trade. He later set up similar boards throughout Utah. In 1872 he was a delegate to the Utah constitutional convention. (1)

-- Aug 13, 1873
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 13 I accompanied the Editorial Excursion party of New York to Presidents Youngs office, to the Tabernacle, through the Musium & Z.C.M.I. Mr. Henry T Williams agricultural Editor New York Independant & Horticulturist, was the President of the Party. (2)

-- Apr 10, 1875
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] April 10 Prayer By W Woodruff. B Young Jr spoke one hour & 12 minutes. G Q Cannon spoke 25 Minutes. At noon the Stock Holders of the Zions Cooperative Merchantlie Institution met & appointed a Committee to Buy a peace of Ground & build a house upon it so they Could own it & not pay rent. I was appointed one of the Committee.

Afternoon. E F. Sheets prayed. G. Q. Cannon Presented the Authorities and when He Came to the Twelve John Taylor & Wilford Woodruff was put before Orson Hyde, & Orson Pratt, upon this principle. John Taylor was Ordained to the Apostleship Some days before I was & O. Hyde & O. Pratt had both been out of the Church and had returned to the Church & been ordained into the Quorum of the Twelve apostle Since Brother Taylor & W. Woodruff had been Ordained so we both stood ahead of them in the Quorum. President B Young spoke one hour & 19 Minuts. (2)

-- May 11, 1875
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 11 I met with the Presidency & Twelve to take into Consideration the Z.C.M.I. We expressed our feelings upon the Subject. (2)

-- May 13, 1875
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 13 I met with the Twelve, Bishops, Missionaries and others at the City Hall & after discussing the Subject of Z.C.M.I. we voted unanimously to Sustain it. (2)

1 - Utah History Encyclopedia: Moses Thatcher,
2 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993
LDS History Chronology: Z.C.M.I

Mormon Timeline: Z.C.M.I