135 years ago today - Wednesday, Aug 3, 1887

[John Henry Smith]

I met my much loved kinsman Joseph F. Smith this morning for the first time in nearly five years. With what excessive Joy I took him in my arms and huged him. ... Several brethren [apostles] spoke upon the rights of the Twelve and that they should not be belittled before the people of the Church and some felt this had been done for some time past. Some of the remarks reflected upon President G. Q. Cannon and he felt some what nettled. F. M. Lyman moved that G. Q. Cannon be restored to his place in the Quorum of the Twelve [due to the death of church president John Taylor]. It was seconded, but Bro. Cannon objected to its being put as there was feelings against him. Moses Thatcher moved that Joseph F. Smith be restored to his place in the Quorum of the Twelve. He said he desired to be so restored to his place and labor with his brethren.

It was deemed best to adjust whatever was wrong in the case of Bro. Cannon and proceed with him first. After a few mutual explinations they were both restored and hands shaken. ...

[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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