110 years ago today - Jul 22, 1909

[Joseph W. Musser]
Was requested to attend a meeting with Pres[ident]. Francis M. Lyman, in the Temple at 4:30 [p.m.]. I waited until 6 P.M. when I was invited into the Apostles' room where an inquisition was being held be Pres[ident]. ... Object of inquisition, to get information regarding the practice of Plural Marriage since the discontinuance thereof by the church; also to assay those who are now favoring the practice, against it: Was grilled two hours by the brethren and declared out of harmony by Bro[ther]. Grant and Pres[ident]. Lyman several times. The proceedings were in substance as follows: Asked if I knew Bro[ther]. ... Asked if I had talked to any one about the subject since Pres[ident]. [Joseph F.] Smith's statement in the Tabernacle five years ago, and to whom. If any one had talked to me, and whom. Answer, yes but any such conversations were of a confidential nature and I did not feel at liberty to divulge them This attitude was criticised strongly by Bro[ther]s. Lyman, Smith and Grant, but I could not change. Asked if I had heard of any body claiming that people could 'get in' now. I said. I presume I could go out on the street and find two hundred people who would claim that. Who are they? The Saints generally. Why should they claim it? Because it is generally understood that many were permitted to 'get in' since the [Wilford] Woodruff Manifesto, and that being true, the people think the opportunity is still open. ...

[Joseph W. Musser, Diary, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]

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