120 years ago today - Thursday, Mar 13, 1902

Pres. Jos. F. Smith made some remarks upon the authority invested in the apostles. He said he had known of instances where some of the brethren of the quorum, under a sudden inspiration, would ordain a man a patriarch or perhaps a bishop. He did not feel that this method of procedure was exactly right, as it infringed upon the principle of common consent ...

The matter of calling some missionaries to labor in the mining camps of Juab Stake was referred to the Twelve with power to act ...

[Stan Larson (editor), A Ministry of Meetings: The Apostolic diaries of Rudger Clawson, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1993, http://bit.ly/rudgerclawson]

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