125 years ago today - Mar 12, 1898

[Angus M. Cannon]
[At Salt Lake Stake conference:] Pres[ident]. [Joseph F.] Smith followed deploring the spirit of war that is abroad in the land. He said if it were not for war we would not be burdened with the pension list, that costs our nation Millions of dollars.

I spoke to Bro[ther] Done about being particular about what he wrote of Pres[ident]. Smiths remarks as enemies would be sure to garble what he said. He said D[esere]'t News would publish nothing of any of First Presidency's remarks.

[Angus M. Cannon Diary, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]

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