130 years ago today - Aug 7, 1890

[Heber J. Grant]

At 2 attended a meeting of the First Presidency and Apostles in the Gardo House. All of the Presidency, ten of the Apostles and Counselor Wells were present. Thirteen clothed and we had a prayer circle. It was one of the largest circles that I have ever attended of the Presidency and Apostles. After our prayer circle we adjourned to the lower room of the Gardo and held a long meeting. It lasted until about seven PM ... The subjects that were talked about were Arizona Politics, the loaning of money to the Hedrickites on the Temple site. The Cannon House, The Street Car Stock sold Armstrong. Pres[iden]t Cannon's connection with the Bullion Beck and Champion Mining Co. It was decided that the Presidency of the Arizona Stakes should meet some of the brethren in California and that a decision should then be arrived at on Arizona politics. It was the opinion of those present that we should not vote solidly for either of the National Political Parties. Decided to loan $15,000 on the Temple Site ...

[Diary of Heber J. Grant, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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