115 years ago today - Oct 20, 1904

A meeting of the First Presidency and Apostles was held this morning as usual. ... President [Joseph F.] Smith said that he had been reliably informed that some of our people were in the habit of sending their garments and, in some instances, their temple robes, to laundries to be washed; and that laundry employees had been known to dress themselves in temple clothing for the purpose of ridicule and making sport among other employees of the laundry. The Apostles were asked to take this matter up with the several Bishops of this city, Ogden [Utah] and other places where laundries operate, with a view to having our people instructed not to send their temple clothing to laundries, but have it washed at their own homes or by latter-day Saints. In this connection President Smith also related to the Council the efforts which had been made by the First Presidency to maintain a uniform pattern of the knitted garment, by furnishing samples of the approved garment to factories, and issuing what is known as the approval label, which label is attached by the manufacturer to all such garments; that since then other factories had come into existence, and the result is that garments are being hawked about by drummers, and sold over the counter in Gentile stores. He felt that such things should be corrected.

[Journal History, 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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