125 years ago today - Dec 9, 1897; Thursday

The subject of building a temple at Juarez, Mexico, was suggested by the reading of a letter from Bro[ther]. James H. Martineau. He stated that it cost about $750 in Mexican money for a couple to come from that place to Salt Lake City, to be married or do other Temple work. Pres[ident]. L[orenzo]. Snow favored the building of an Endowment House in Mexico, and perhaps another in Canada and one also in Arizona. If the people in those parts had faith and means enough to build them without calling upon the Church for funds.

Pres[ident]. G[eorge]. Q. Cannon favored increasing facilities for the solemnization of marriages, and he thought Temples might be built at some time in those places, costing very much less than our present Temples. The subject was postponed for the present. ...

A communication from Elder H[eber]. J. Grant was read, showing that the Mutual Improvement League was financially running behind at the rate of $100 per month; that it was in debt for borrowed money with interest in the sum of $2,000, and he was authorized to obtain the mind of the First Presidency in relation to the continuing of the organization, which had been established for young people of our Church to render unnecessary their joining the Young Men's Christian Association. The sentiment of the Council was in favor of continuing the League, but it was agreed that the Church could not furnish funds to maintain it, but would give its moral support to the institution. ...

[First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes]

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