140 years ago today - Nov 10, 1880

Ordered that John Henry Smith be credited the amount per quarter to draw against as the rest of the Twelve have'-also ordered that Pres[iden]t. [John] Taylor be credited ten thousand dollars in consideration of his interest in the machinery of and sugar making company of 1852. Bro[ther] [Wilford] Woodruff moved that $10,000 to offset a claim of President J[ohn]. Taylor against the church be appropriated to him. I had previously stated plainly my objections to this claim so now I held my peace. The brethren voted the amount. [Brigham Young had refused this request since 1853.]

[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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