125 years ago today - Oct 5, 1896

Pres[ident] [Wilford] Woodruff then spoke 'As President of this Church it becomes my duty to speak of a man who has held a high position among the Authorities.['] Stated that Moses Thatcher had not been in accord with this quorum since the death of Pres[ident] John Taylor. Had not acted with his quorum and had missed meetings when he was perfectly able to attend. [']Brother Thatcher has not been with us in his testimony and the doctrines he preached.' &c. Apostles [Lorenzo] Snow, John Henry Smith, Brigham Young [Jr.], Heber Grant, George Teasdale, and Pres[ident] Jos[eph]. F. Smith corroborated all that had been said, and made further statements regarding Bro[ther] Thatcher not being united with his quorum. It was sensational, and the people sat like statues, yet to all outward appearance the people sustained the Authorities in their position. The Brethren were disposed to give more time until Moses recovered his health; or at least got better. It was a great object lesson for me, and one I hope I will never forget. I offered the benediction.

[J. Golden Kimball, Diary, 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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