Lorenzo Snow, Apr 1, 1896

-- Apr 1, 1896
[Apostle Heber J. Grant Diary] Lorenzo Snow ... Now that we are a State this fact will greatly assist us in preaching the Gospel as we will have more influence abroad than we possibly could have had under a Territorial form of government. It does seem almost as if we were wasting our apostolic influence by remaining at home and simply visiting the stakes, and while it has been necessary in the past he did not think that it was so necessary today ...


-- Wednesday, Apr 1, 1896
[Apostle John Henry Smith Diary] ... Lorenzo Snow, Franklin D. Richards, Brigham Young, Francis M. Lyman, John Henry Smith, Geo. Teasdale, Heber J. Grant, John W. Taylor, M. W. Merrill and Abraham H. Cannon met at the Temple.

Brigham Young spoke on the propriety of the Apostles knowing more of the various Missions in the United States. I endorse him. F. D. Richards said he knew nothing of the business of the missions only as to sending out the Elders. F. M. Lyman Endorsed B. Youngs idea and enlarged upon it. John W. Taylor also expressed much joy at the prospect of such an effort. Heber J. Grant was also pleased with it. Lorenzo Snow Felt that missionary work must be done everywhere. F. D. Richards Said in the past the people of the world had been frozen up against us but were now thawing out. Lets go to work and search for souls.

M. W. Merrill. Told of his ordination to the Priesthood. He predicted we would practice plural marriage again and our Nation endorse.

Lorenzo Snow. Told of letters written by a lady to England from Nauvoo, Ill. about Celestial Marriage.

He said that Joseph Smith the Prophet taught him the Doctrine of plural marriage April 15, 1843.

Abraham H. Cannon said he fully beleived in the devinity of plural marriage and during all of the troubles of the past had lived in turns with his wives.

Lorenzo Snow. Felt it would be wise to see the judges and soften their feeling about pluralists. John Henry Smith said he would do his best.

F. M. Lyman said he was willing any day to go to any part of the word. All present voted they were ready to do the same.

Some conversation was had in regard to a visit to Bro. Moses Thatcher but we failed to agree. We adjourned until tomorrow at 11 a.m. ... (2)

1 - Diary of Heber J. Grant, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies
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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