120 years ago today - Monday, Apr 3, 1899

[Rudger Clawson]
Brigham City. Clear. 6:10 a.m. Took the train for Salt Lake arriving at 9 a.m. 10 a.m. Quarterly meeting of the Quorum of Apostles at the temple, Pres. F. D. Richards [presiding]. Full quorum present. Singing. Prayer by J. H. Smith. Singing.

Pres. F. D. Richards made brief opening remarks. ... 1781 elders are now in the field. Of this number, 29 are sisters and 41 native elders.... Spoke of politics and said that political dissensions have the effect of bringing a spirit of coolness among the people.

Apostle Brigham Young ... Said he understood there [were] feelings on the part of one member of the quorum [Heber J. Grant] against one of the Presidency—Pres. Geo. Q. Cannon—growing out of politics. He thought, if this were true, the matter ought to be talked over in the quorum. Speaking of politics, he said, it seemed strange that politics should cause a man to reject the Lord, but such had actually been the case with some of the brethren recently, who, after pledging themselves, failed to carry out the counsel of the prophet. We ought to take up a labor with our leading men with reference to sustaining the priesthood.

Pres. Richards said that, if any of the brethren entertained feelings against the Presidency of a personal nature, they should be settled in a personal way and the matter should not be brought before the quorum.

At 1:20 p.m. the meeting adjourned to the temple annex to be present at a surprise given in honor of Pres. Snow's 85th birthday.

[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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