125 years ago today - Sep 25, 1895

[Franklin D. Richards]
Sister Mary Bowdige Berry Smith asks me what about & why Angus M. Cannon will not sign her recommend to the Temple to do work in connexion with her son James F. Smith by her 2nd husband that she may be sealed to his father & he to them because she married & had two dau[ghter]'s by a former husband James Preston Berry who had negro blood in him.

[Franklin D. Richards Diary, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]

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