115 years ago today - Sep 28, 1905; Thursday

A letter was read from C. A. Moody, managed editor of the Out West Magazine. this gentleman had recently met President [Joseph F.] Smith at Los Angeles [California], informing him of a plan the Magazine company wished to carry out in the interest of statehood for Arizona, namely, to devote the whole of one number to of [sic] the magazine, probably that of January next, to a complete presentation by text and illustrations of the fitness of Arizona for statehood, her need of it, and her right to it. And to issue say 100,000 copies, and distribute same free in quarters and to parties where they will do the most good. President Smith invited Mr. Moody to write his proposition, hence this letter, in which that gentleman asks President Smith to contribute $2,000. in this cause?

The matter was now considered, the Council agreeing, on motion of Brother [Rudger] Clawson, seconded by Brother [Charles W.] Penrose, to appropriate $1,000 for this purpose, it being understood that our settlements and people of Arizona are to receive fair, and favorable treatment in the write-up of the territory. ...

[First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes]

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