135 years ago today - Aug 12, 1887

It was moved by Moses Thatcher that in view of the demands that must necessarily be made upon the time of the brethren in the management of public matters, that each as here named be authorized to draw on the funds of the church as follows: President Wilford Woodruff $5,000.00 Lorenzo Snow $3,000.00 Erastus Snow $3,000.00 Franklin D. Richards $3,000.00 George Q. Cannon $3,000.00 Joseph F. Smith $3,000.00 Brigham Young $3,000.00 Daniel H. Wells $3,000.00 Moses Thatcher (as now) $2,000.00 Francis M. Lyman $2,000.00 John Henry Smith $2,000.00 George Teasdale $2,000.00 Heber J. Grant $2,000.00 John W. Taylor $2,000.00 John W. Young $2,000.00 This change to take effect September 1, 1887, and the amounts indicated to be paid in cash.

... Joseph F. Smith said he thought the sin of adultery was equal to the shedding of innocent blood and that all who commit these acts are guilty of an unpardonable sin. Daniel H. Wells gave his view of the unpardonable sin. Francis M. Lyman said he never heard of a crime that came near to the crime of [former First Presidency member] Albert Carrington'Reuben, Judah, and any and all cases of our day do not begin to come up to Albert Carringtons. It is without a parallel; it is enough to permit him to live. John W. Taylor stated that in a 'Book of Keys' that he copied for his father wherein Moses interceded with the Lord to bring Israel back into his presence, the Lord told him he could not do it then but the time would come when every soul would be brought into the presence of God and crowned with eternal life. Brother Taylor spoke feelingly upon the case and its enormity but that he felt he ought to consent to the baptism of Albert Carrington. ...

[Minutes, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]

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