135 years ago today - Mar 21, 1888

[Wilford Woodruff]

This whole day also was spent by the Brethren of the Twelve in bringing Accusation against George Q Cannon. I Called upon the Quorum to bring to light all the Accusations they had against Brother Cannon As the younger Brethren including Erastus Snow was filled with Jealousey against him And He proved Evry accusation against him to be fals. He was Accused of using church Money to for [sic] his Son John Q for Embezeling Church Money. He proved them to be fals. Th[en?] of paying large sums of Church Money in the Iron Mine that He proved to be fals. Also in dealing with the Beck Mine. That was proved fals and Evry other Accusation was proved fals. It was another painful day.

[Brigham Young Jr. noted "Continuation of charges and refutations until I am sick at heart [as the Quorum of Twelve debates whether to form a First Presidency]. All day this horrible work continued and night found much still unsettled." Three pages on this date of George Q. Cannon's journal were torn out.]

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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