125 years ago today - Mar 19, 1896

The First Presidency and Apostles met at the Temple at 11 A.M. ... Merrill reported that two brethren who had been selected as Counsellors to a Bishop in the Oneida [Idaho] Stake, had acknowledged, when about to be ordained that they were members of a Secret Society. He had therefore deferred their ordination until the First Presidency could be consulted on the matter. After the subject of Secret Societies had been discussed, it was decided that a letter be written to Geo[rge]. C. Parkinson, President of the Oneida Stake, authorizing him to ordain those brethren, with the understanding that they be advised to withdraw from that Secret Organization as soon as wisdom should dictate. It was resolved that the Seven Presidents of Seventies, including Elder B. H. Roberts, be invited to meet with the Council of the Twelve Apostles at their next regular meeting.

[Journal History, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]

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