130 years ago today - Apr 10, 1893 • Monday

[George Q. Cannon]

After this meeting [dedicatory services for the Salt Lake temple], President Lorenzo Snow came up to the office and desired to have a private conversation with the First Presidency. We went into the back room, and he then stated that it had been suggested to him that we should have a meeting of the First Presidency and Twelve, the Presidents of Stakes and Counselors and the Presiding Bishops in the Temple, and clothe in our Temple apparel, and after the First Presidency giving their views and explaining matters, that there should be a general expression from the brethren, and that afterwards we should partake of the sacrament. The suggestion struck the Presidency very favorably, and we decided to hold such a meeting, in the room of the First Presidency in the Temple. ...

President Woodruff alluded to Brother Erastus Snow. He said he wanted to testify to us before the Lord, and the Lord had revealed to him, that Erastus Snow might have been alive and in the flesh today if he had not taken the course which he did at that time; that his influence and his experience were such that if he had taken a proper stand much of that feeling might have been checked; but he joined in with it and lent his countenance to it and for this reason he had not been permitted to remain. ... Brother Lorenzo Snow expressed himself as having the same view of Brother Erastus Snow's conduct.

[The Journal of George Q. Cannon, Church Historian's Press, https://churchhistorianspress.org/george-q-cannon]

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