[Second Counselor John Henry Smith [father] Diary] Salt Lake City
My son George Albert and I left for the East at 7:40 a.m. over the Union Pacific. (1)
-- Monday, June 5, 1911
[Second Counselor John Henry Smith [father] Diary] St. Paul, Minnesota
We reached here at 7:30 a.m. and went to the Hotel and had breakfast. We called at the Capitol at 9:30 a.m. met the Governor and several state
officers. The Secretary of State escorted through the building. It cost 4 Million five hundred thousand dollars and is in fine form. It is of Vermont Granite out side and a great variety of Marble from all over the land and from foreign lands.
The Executive officers are on the ground floor and the Courts and Legislative on the second floor.
It is a most creditable building.
We rode about sixty miles in an auto to Minneapolis and in the parks and grounds.
We left for Madison, Wisconsin being very tired. (1)
-- Tuesday, June 6, 1911
[Second Counselor John Henry Smith [father] Diary] Madison, Wisconsin
We reached here at 7:20 a.m. had breakfast at the station and went to the Capitol. It is built in the form of A Maltese Cross. It is but partially done but will cost when completed six Millions of dollars. It is also built of Vermont Granite and steel. Many beautifull stones are used in the interior. The four entrances are in the Angels. The Legislature was in session here. We met several leading men and was introduced to the speaker of the house the Governor and other officers. (1)
-- Thursday, June 8, 1911
[Second Counselor John Henry Smith [father] Diary] Boston
We reached here at 10:40 a.m. put up at the Hotel Loraine. We visited the Capitol. It is a Grand Old Pile More for the traditions connected with it than for its beauty of Design. It is made up of many additions. I[t] has splendid Corridors and some fine rooms with painting and sculpture. We met Coy. Foss and several other Officers who all treated us nicely. (1)
-- Friday, June 9, 1911
[Second Counselor John Henry Smith [father] Diary] Augusta, Maine
We went to Augusta, Maine and looked over their Capitol. It has Cost about two Million dollars. It looks well from the out side but is very plainly furnished on the inside. We saw the Governor of the state and other Officers.
We visited the Holowell Quarries of White Granite.
We returned to Boston at 11:30 p.m. I met Junius F. Wells and we decided to leave the party and Visit Kindred in New Hampshire, Vermont and Northern New York states. (1)
-- Saturday, June 10, 1911
[Second Counselor John Henry Smith [father] Diary] Boston to New Hampshire
J. F. Wells called and we arranged to met him at White River Junction. The party except Geo. A. and me will Visit Hartford Ct. and Providence R.I.
We went to Whitefield N.H. and put up at John Q. A. Libbey who is over 80 years and quite feeble. [He] is my Mothers only living brother, his wife is nearly blind and a little younger than he. We had a nice visit during the evening. Their adopted daughter Efta Armington lives with them. (1)
-- Sunday, June 11, 1911
[Second Counselor John Henry Smith [father] Diary] Whitefield, New Hampshire
My Cousin Milford Libbey called with an Auto and took us to Littleton where we visited Mrs. H. C. Libbey and two daughters. The old lady is very feable being partially Parelized. We visited the grave [of] Henry Clay Libbey my Mothers brother. A very nice monument covers his grave.
I visited the Graves of my Grand Father Nathaniel Libbey and my Grand Mother Tirzah Lord Libbey and the Graves of My Uncles Charles, Jeremiah Cole, Geo. W. and Nathaniel Webster Libbey and their wives and some of their Decendants.
All have Nice Monuments.
We also called upon several Cousins. We stoped over night with Milford Libbey. (1)
1 - White, Jean Bickmore, 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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