115 years ago today - Thursday, Jun 26, 1902

[Rudger Clawson]
Pres. [Reuben G.] Miller of the Emery Stake had addressed a letter to the Presidency, desiring to know what action should be taken against members of the church who keep saloons for the sale of liquor. Pres. Smith asked for an expression of the brethren regarding this matter. Apostles Smoot, Cowley, Grant, Woodruff, and Clawson expressed themselves strongly upon the subject and said that they felt it should be made a test of a man's fellowship. Apostle Woodruff moved that members of the church who engage in the saloon business and those who frequent such places be tried for their fellowship. Carried by unanimous vote.

[Source: Stan Larson (editor), A Ministry of Meetings: The Apostolic diaries of Rudger Clawson, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1993, http://bit.ly/rudgerclawson]

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