120 years ago today - Apr 8, 1900

[Anthony W. Ivins]
Reed Smoot was sustained as an Apostle to fill the vacancy caused by the death of F[ranklin]. D. Richards. Pres[ident]. Geo[rge]. Q. Cannon said: 'To me Joseph Smith was a perfect man. I regarded Brigham Young in the same light.' Pres[ident]. [Lorenzo] Snow told the Priesthood Meeting: 'This Church must have a revenue of millions. What for? To buy up the land of Zion. It must be obtained by purchase. The time is near when each man will have all the wealth he disires.

[Anthony W. Ivins, Diary, April 6, 1900, 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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