140 years ago today - May 3, 1880

2 P.M. Council at E[ndowment]. H[ouse]. Moved to defer action on the Revelation till next October. Some heavy indebtednesses were canceled to D[aniel]. H. Wells, Brigham Young [Jr.], O[rson]. Pratt, and it was discussed & concluded that from & after April 1st those of the Twelve who have been receiving $1,500.00 a year have $2,000, a year. The question of over running salaries was brought up. Several of the brethren had overdrawn their allowance and among them myself [Franklin D. Richards]. Brother [Daniel H.] Wells moved and it was seconded and carried unanimously that my account be squared up to date and my allowance be raised from $1,500 to $2,00 per year. I objected to the forgiving of my debt, but not to the other, and made a motion that the allowance of each of the Twelve who are now drawing $1,500 be allowed $2,000 per year, which was carried, and their overdrawing be remitted. I also moved that John Smith be allowed $1,200.

[Franklin D. Richards Diary, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]

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