The history of Z.C.M.I, Wednesday, Nov 16, 1881

-- Wednesday, Nov 16, 1881
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Provo and Salt Lake City

I borrowed three hundred and twenty dollars for mother and signed her name and mine to the note. I paid Z.C.M.I. $96.90. I returned to Provo and received telegram from Prest. J. Taylor asking about Charles. I answered that he was better. I met S. S. Smith and had a visit with him. I sat up with Charles again tonight. (1)

-- May 4, 1882
[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 4 I was visited By two Jentlemet this Morning one by the Name of Dr E W. Kellogg from Hartford Ct and the other from Callafornia. I went with them to Z.C.M.I the Temple & Tabernacle & Musium. I received 2 letters. I took Cars. Rode to Smithfield at Midnight. 100 Mils. (2)

-- Thursday, May 4, 1882
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] Salt Lake City

I got $50.000 order from J. Jack. I paid Z.C.M.I. $65.00.

I baptized my son Don Carlos and J. F. Smith confirmed him. (1)

-- Jul 25, 1882
[J.D.T. McAllister Diary] John Taylor selects carpet for Temple

Went with President Taylor to Boiler Works to look at Caseing and pen stock Made of heavy sheet Iron, for the paper factory, then to Z.C.M.I. where he selected a Carpet for the St. George Temple. (3)

-- Jan 13, 1883
[Francis M. Lyman] Before entering into our meeting I took bro[ther] Moses to one side and labored to get him to see that he was in error in striking out in politics on his own hook. He would not see with me on that matter. ... Pat Lanan's request to see the Presidency, to get assurances from them as to whether gentiles and particularly our enemies would receive fair treatment if Utah is admitted as a state in the union. It was decided on motion of Pres[ident] Cannon as follows: "I move that these brethren, F. M. Lyman and John Henrey Smith be authorized to say to Mr. Lannan for the Presidency and Apostles that we are willing to make and pledge which honorable men could be asked to give, or honorable men be willing to receive that whatever influence we may have will always be exerted in favor of the equal rights of all classes of citizens before the law. and that we feel fully warranted in giving the strongest pledge that no non Mormon whatever his past attitude towards the M
ormon people may have been shall ever be disturbed in his person of business in any way whatever in the event of our territory being admitted into the Union." Armed with a copy of the above with Bro[ther] Smith and B[isho]p Clawson met Mr. Lannan in ZCMI office and deliberately talked the situation over. Lannon was not satisfied with the above so concluded to formulate a list of questions to be answered concerning the "Kingdom of God," which he will let us have later on. He says statehood is coming and no mistake and he and his friends are very much frightened. He says they will pack up their means and get out of the country. We reported to Pres[iden]ts Cannon & Smith the result of the interview. They were pleased. (4)

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
2 - Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993
3 - Diary Excerpts of J.D.T. McAllister
4 - Excerpts of Apostle Francis M. Lyman Diaries
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