135 years ago today - Dec 11, 1886

The following telegram was received: 'Washington [D.C.] 12/9/86 / to James Jack / ring delegates working very hard. John W. Young & I are forming additional combinations to defeat them. Will need more means, probably ten more; everything made contingent as far as possible. Better to remit five immediately. Answer soon. John T. Caine.' Bro[ther] James Jack was authorized with Bishop W[illiam] B Preston to draw 5000 from the safe. Bro[ther] James Jack was instructed to remit 5000 to John T. Caine as per his telegram ...

[First Presidency Office Journal, 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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