95 years ago today - Jan 12, 1928

[Heber J. Grant]
After our bank meeting Franklin S. Richards and Arthur Winter read to us a long statement that has been prepared to send to the attorneys in the Hawaiian Islands. It seems that some of the natives have entered a protest against the Church having the right to deed its beach property, which it recently sold for something over a quarter of a million dollars, they claiming that the property really belonged to the natives. Inasmuch as the natives never paid for it I do not know whether they can win out, but they have won in the first court in which the case came up. We approved the statements that Brother Richards had prepared. ...

Dr. Joseph Amussen called and read to me a short statement that he had written regarding the Prophet Joseph. He also stated that he had prepared an article along scientific lines in defense of plural marriage, as advantage would be taken of it, claiming that we were still preaching and practising it.

[The Diaries of Heber J. Grant, 1880-1945, Abridged, Digital Edition Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015]

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