125 years ago today - Apr 23, 1897; Friday

Brother Nephi W. Clayton met with the First Presidency by request, to answer as to charges of immorality made against Saltair as a place of resort. An excursion to Saltair having been decided upon at a meeting of the Officers of the Y.M. and Y.L.M.I. Associations, Elder Rodney Badger had voted against the proposition, stating that he and others connected with the M.I.A. were under covenant not to go to Saltair because it was such an immoral place. Brother Clayton positively denied the charges made, and stood ready to answer them by whosoever preferred. It was elicited that Brother Badger knew nothing personally to substantiate these charges, but believed they were true.

Pres[iden]t. Geo[rge]. Q. Cannon expressed his disbelief in the truth of the rumors which had been circulated, and suggested that Brother Clayton take steps to invite those who believed them to prove what they asserted.

[First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes]

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