125 years ago today - Jan 2, 1896

[Apostle Francis M. Lyman]

[In council] Then bro[ther] Geo[rge] C. Parkinson [regarding false doctrine concerning baby resurrection] case for going through Southern Utah in the interest of Trumbo for Senator was considered and he was censured. Then came on for consideration bro[ther] Moses Thatchers case. It was made to appear to our satisfaction that his sickness and trouble is caused by the use of coffee, tobacco and opium. He is now a confirmed friend of all those things and it at most must be but a question of a brief time when he will collapse. We felt that the true cause of his trouble should be made clear before the Saints, that no injury should come from wrong ideas about him in the mind of the brethren and Saints. At our coming quorum meeting the question will likely receive attention by the full council.

[Excerpts of Apostle Francis M. Lyman Diaries, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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