135 years ago today - Thursday, May 26, 1887

[John Henry Smith]

St. George

Pleasant. Last evening Bros. W. Woodruff, F. M. Lyman and I set apart S. Williams and James A. Woods for missions to Mexico. They were instructed in regard to their duties. We slept in the Temple.

... Today Bro. W. Woodruff is 5 feet 6 1/2 inches high, breast measure 42 inches, waist 43, weight 172 lbs. F. M. Lyman 6 feet 2 inches high, breast measure 48 inches, waist 44, weight 245 pounds. I was 6 feet 1/2 inch high, breast 44, waist 40, weight 236 pounds.

[Jean Bickmore White (editor), Church, State, and Politics: The Diaries of John Henry Smith, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1990, http://bit.ly/johnhenrysmith]

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