125 years ago today - Jun 10, 1897; Thursday

Pres[iden]t. Geo[rge]. Q. Cannon drew attention to the influence of the sisters in the Church since they had obtained the right of suffrage. This he considered ought not to be left to the manipulation of wicked and designing men, who were opposed to the Priesthood of God. He thought the Apostles should converse with the Presidents of Stakes in relation to this matter. A list of Sisters had been submitted to the Presidency as selections made by the officers of the Relief Society as aids to visit the Sisters of the various Stakes. It was important that only such persons should be selected who have confidence in the Presiding Priesthood and are wiling to receive their counsel. He moved that the brethren in visiting the Conferences investigate the character of those who were at the head of the Relief Societies and Y.L.M.I.A., with a view to the removal of unsuitable persons and the placing in office those who are of the right spirit. The motion was seconded and carried, and Pres[ident]. Woodruff strongly endorsed the remarks of President Cannon.

[First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes]

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