125 years ago today - Friday, Jan 7, 1898

[John Henry Smith]
After some explanations of yesterday['s] sayings [Quorum of Twelve claiming financial mismanagment and favoritism on the part of First Counselor George Q. Cannon, and calling for the First Presidency to share financial matters with the Twelve], Prest. Franklin D. Richards moved we forgive each other for Harsh words spoken and that we partake of the sacrament. President Joseph F. Smith seconded the motion and said it now being about to be determined by vote of the joint Councils of the presidency and Twelve that they shall act together upon all questions of great moment to the Church, he felt to ad his hearty endorsement of this action.

The vote was unanimous. We partook of the Sacrament together. After the Presidency withdrew, President Lorenzo Snow said, brethren the Lord approves of our action and in the future the Quorums will understand each other better.

[Jean Bickmore White (editor), Church, State, and Politics: The Diaries of John Henry Smith, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1990, http://bit.ly/johnhenrysmith]

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