135 years ago today - Aug 4, 1887

President [Wilford] Woodruff called up for consideration the subject of the State Constitution. ... George Q. Cannon read some telegrams that had passed between the First Presidency and parties in Washington [D.C.]. A general but orderly conversation ensued as several members had been absent in exile and were therefore not so fully informed of the details of this most important yet most strictly confidential enterprise. Brother George Q. Cannon read a statement of John W. Young showing the expenditure of $23,000.00 dated July 27, 1887, for means used where it would do most good. ...

[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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