120 years ago today - Sunday, Jul 6, 1902

[Rudger Clawson]
Pres. Winder made brief concluding remarks and said in substance. Remarks have been made today in reference to the Manifesto. Said he wanted to explain how that instrument came to the church. One morning during the dark days of persecution, I met Pres. Woodruff and asked him how he was feeling. "Pretty well," he said, "only I did not get much rest during the past night. I was wrestling with the Lord all night." Handing me some sheets of paper, he said, "And this is the result of my wrestling." The sheets contained the Manifesto, which was later adopted by the Twelve and published with very little alteration. Brother [George] Reynolds was also there.

[Stan Larson (editor), A Ministry of Meetings: The Apostolic diaries of Rudger Clawson, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1993, http://bit.ly/rudgerclawson]

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