Pres. [James G.] Duffin wrote that he was unable to get the temple lot at Independence for the sum of $24,500, which he had tendered, but he was still negotiating for same. There was no doubt, he said, that the purchase could be made for about $26,000. It became the sense of the council by vote that the purchase be made immediately at the best terms possible up to $26,000.
[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]