125 years ago today - Jun 4, 1896

The First Presidency and Apostles met at 11 A.M. in the Temple. ... Elder Moses Thatcher was expected to attend the meeting of the Apostles in the Annex at 3 P.M., but word was brought that his health had again become so impaired that he would be unable to attend. The financial condition of Elder B. H. Roberts was considered, and also the propriety of his taking a mission to preach the Gospel. It was decided that the First Presidency should interview Brother Roberts with a view to his taking a mission to the Eastern States, accompanied by some male members of the Tabernacle Choir as singers. On motion of President Snow it was agreed that Elder Roberts should be permitted to draw in equitable tithes for the support of his family, not to exceed $2,000. The subject of the improvement of the 'Deseret News' was presented, and the necessity of the Church circulating the printed word, also the necessity of a strong Church paper as a guide to the small country papers which were numerous and needed a criterion. Attention was directed to an advertisement in 'Bikuben' for the sale of Temple clothing, and President Snow was requested to see that the matter was investigated, and that the sale of female Temple clothing should be in the hands of the Relief Societies. ...

[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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