130 years ago today - Nov 15, 1887 • Tuesday

[George Q. Cannon]
[After the confiscation of church properties] They informed to us that the Temple Block was offered to [rent back to] us at $1/ per month. Brothers W. Woodruff and Jos. F. Smith expressed themselves emphatically at once that they would not pay it. I did not say anything upon the subject; for it was not clear to me whether a refusal of this kind would be prudent, under the circumstances. My natural feelings would prompt to say as they did, because it is an outrage that we should be required to pay rent for our property; but it is a very valuable property, and if, by paying $1/ per month and sacrificing our feelings somewhat, we could retain it in our own possession, it seems to me that it is worth considering. ... President Woodruff was very much exhausted.

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

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