135 years ago today - Mar 23, 1888

[Wilford Woodruff]

We spent this whole day also in bringing forth Accusation & trying to settle up our difficulties but it was also A painful day. I think the most so of any one. The more we tryed to get to gether the wider apart we were. Erastus Snow Accusations were [-] & fals. Here we have spent four days in listning to the Accusations of five Apostles against G. Q. Cannon and six sustained him. I never saw as much bitterness manifest against one good man by 5 Apostles since the days of the Apostate Twelve against the Prophet Joseph in Kirtland and all through Jealousy as Br Cannon was first Councillor to John Taylor and the blame of any acts of Presidet Taylor that five of the Twelve did not think was right was laid to George Q Cannon. It is painful to record these things but it is true. We have tryed to settle these things but so far we are still apart.

Erastus Snow accused Br Cannon & in some measure applyed to myself that we were men worshipers sycophants & todyism And it Stird my blood & showed up Erastus Snow life & Course And I think I done wrong & went to far in the matter, but when our Meeting Closed we were not to gether but we adjourned untill Monday at 10 oclok.

[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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