100 years ago today - 100 years ago - Nov 19, 1918

BEQUEST of property made to the church this date by the Estate of President Joseph F. Smith: ... Dear President Grant: President Joseph F. Smith left an undistributed estate in the hands of five sons Executors, which estate was appraised by the State of Utah and District Court Appraisers at a little over $82,000.00. The Government Estate and State Inheritance taxes, costs of administration, etc., have cost in the neighborhood of $55,000.00, leaving a comparatively small balance in the Estate; but what there is, the Executors feel (and this feeling in concurred in by all members of the family) should be turned over to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, without reservation as to it use; but with the hope that it might be devoted to temple work or temple building. ...

[Bequest, March 10, 1921, 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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