125 years ago today - Dec 26, 1897

[Brigham Young Jr.]

Note from Pres[ident] L. Snow informed me he Jno. H[enry] S[mith] & H[eber] J. G[rant] would call at noon. Our chat was a long one decided that the presidency should admit us the Twelve into their confidence. Pres[ident] Cannon carries Pres[ident] Woodruff with him, Jos[eph] F. is obliged to succumb to what he believes to be wrong in financial matters. It is our opinion that Pres[ident] C[annon] will bankrupt the church if allowed to prese men he places before all others in money matters and they have more say in the disposition of church funds than everybody else combined. I believe the Lord desires those upon whom the burden will soon fall to regulate this matter. If the quorum of the First presidency were going to remain it would be a different thing, but a short time and the Twelve will be the presiding authority. I exclaim in my heart what holes Pres[ident] C[annon] is preparing for us to drop into. God help us or we are financially ruined. Pres[iden]t C[annon]'s wild schemes have done it.

[Diary of Apostle Brigham Young Jr., http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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