130 years ago today - Jan 12, 1892
In a meeting of the Twelve apostle John Henry Smith's political situation is discussed. John Henry Smith "then spoke of the principles of his party in such a partisan spirit that it caused several interruptions from Bro. [Moses} Thatcher whi is as strong a Democrat as John is a Republican. Bro. [Lorenzo] Snow had to interfere and check the Spirit which was starting." Franklin D. Richards (a Democrat) objected to some of John Henry's "calling those who did not believe as he did some pretty hard names, and "gave Bro. Smith a rather severe rebuke." John Henry Smith writes in his journal: "I felt somewhat hurt at what they said but we all parted feeling first rate."