115 years ago today - May 8, 1902

The regular meeting of the First Presidency and Apostles was held. ... Bro[ther]. Rudger Clawson reported the Wayne [Utah] Stake Conference last Sunday and Monday. In accordance with instructions he visited Torrey Ward and carefully inspected the canal that was in course of construction. He was prepared he said to verify the statements made by the Presidency of the Wayne Stake in their communication to the First Presidency. The people had shown forth good faith and determination in carrying forward this enterprise. Some $2,200. in labor had already been expended by the people under adverse circumstances, and it would require some $1,800. to complete it Should the people there fail in this undertaking it means the breaking up of the Torrey Ward. Bro[ther]. Clawson now recommended, in view of the conditions set forth, that $1,000. be appropriated to assist the people of Torrey Ward in building the Center Irrigation Company canal'the money to be paid to Bishop John R. Stewart, as trustee, as soon as the earth work between the head of the canal and the Torrey Ward (some six miles) is entirely completed; and the Church to receive $1,000. in capital stock of the Center Irrigation Company.

[Source: Journal History, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]

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