100 years ago today - May 29, 1922
The First Presidency tells B. H. Roberts he "might select any mission within the United States as a field of Labor" as a mission president or he might even consider accepting the editorial direction of the Church newspaper, the Deseret News. Roberts, without hesitation, chooses to go to New York City as head of the Eastern States Mission covering the northeastern section of the United States This was very shortly after his confrontation with the Twelve over Book of Mormon problems. J. Reuben Clark, an employee of the U.S. Department of State at this time writes a letter objecting to Robert's call. George W. McCune, current Eastern States Mission President also objects.
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