130 years ago today - Apr 1, 1892

[Heber J. Grant]

He [Lorenzo Snow] sometimes wondered if it was right for the apostles to be engaged to so great an extent as they were in financial matters. He could not say whether it was proper or not. He had sometimes felt that he would like to get out of all kinds of business and devote his entire time to spiritual matters. Had not thought that the Manifesto was to include unlawful cohabitation but he saw when he was in court testifying before the Master in Chancery that he must give his testimony that unlawfu cohabitation was included and Prest Woodruff had seen the same thing. When Prest Woodruff issued the Manifesto he had felt that he would see the world in hell before he would accept any such a position as that men in plural marriage were not at perfect liberty to live with their wives. The night after he had given his testimony he had hardly slept all night.

... It is your business and your right to see the Son of God. I want to be so humble that when the time comes that I must turn square round that I will be able to do so although I may have felt that I could not and would not do so....

Prest Jos F. Smith cam in while Bro Moses was speaking and wanted to know if the brethren would join in a telegram to the President of the United States asking once more for amnesty. Bros Thatcher and Taylor did not feel like sending such a telegram. The balance of us voted in favor of doing so. Bro Thatcher seemed to think it was degrading to keep on asking for amnesty.

[The Diaries of Heber J. Grant, 1880-1945, Abridged, Digital Edition Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015]

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