135 years ago today - Apr 9, 1888 • Monday

[George Q. Cannon]
Bro. Chas. Livingstone called for me this morning. I put on my disguise and rode up with him in daylight.

The Council convened at 10:30. ...

It was decided to dedicate the Manti Temple on the 17^th May. The programme, as arranged, is as follows: We who are on the "underground" leave this city on Sunday evening, May 13^th, and go to Nephi, where we remain on Monday. Leave Nephi Monday evening, after dark, and proceed to Manti. Remain in the Temple on Tuesday & Wednesday, attending to organization of affairs, and on Thursday, dedicate the Temple. Leave Manti after dark on Thursday and proceed to Nephi, where we rest on Friday, and return to the city on Friday night....

I had thought of going home this evening, but I learned that our friends "Maude" and Dellie" had returned from the East and were desirous to have an interview. It was arranged that we should meet them to-morrow, at 11 o'clock, at the Gardo House. I concluded that I would remain in town.

We have received dispatches concerning some of the discourses in the Tabernacle, which are being made use of by those who are unfavorable to us to our disadvantage. Bros. S. B. Young and Rudger Clawson spoke unwisely concerning plural marriage; Bro. John Nicholson also concerning the land movement; and these remarks have been sent East by telegraph, for the purpose of creating public opinion against us. We sent for Bro. Clawson and instructed him to go and see Byron Groo and have him write a dispatch to the Associated Press that would counteract any misstatements that were made and endeavor to allay public opinion.

I went over to the Gardo House and passed the night.

[The Journal of George Q. Cannon, Church Historian's Press, https://churchhistorianspress.org/george-q-cannon]

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