125 years ago today - Oct 7, 1897; Thursday

Pres[ident]. Geo[rge]. Q. Cannon said ... It was the privilege of an Apostle to live so as to have the revelations of Jesus personally. In Council, each Apostle should come with his mind as free as a child, without caucusing or planning how to have certain things done, so as to be free for the spirit of God to operate upon their minds. It was proper for each Apostle to express his views freely, but not his right to contend. When all had expressed themselves freely, it was the prerogative of the President of the Council to have the mind of the Lord and to decide that which was right; then all should be agreed and submit to that decision, and treat the President with the deference due to the man chosen to be the mouthpiece of God. ...

Pres[ident]. Wilford Woodruff said God had set in the Church, first, Apostles. This was the greatest authority bestowed upon man in the flesh....

All the members of the Council laid their hands upon the head of Bro[ther]. Cowley, Pres[ident]. Geo[rge]. Q. Cannon being mouth, and he was ordained to the Apostleship and a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints, with all the keys and powers and authority pertaining thereunto. The Council then laid their hands upon Bro[ther]. A[braham]. O[wen]. Woodruff, Pres[ident]. Wilford Woodruff being mouth, and he was similarly ordained, after which they were congratulated by all the brethren present.

[First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes]

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