130 years ago today - 9 August 1893 - Wednesday

[George Q. Cannon]
There was a meeting of Zion¿s Savings Bank & Trust Co. this morning, and Brothers Spencer Clawson and C. S. Burton of the State Bank were invited by Brother Joseph F. Smith to attend, and they spoke to us. Brother Clawson arose and commenced criticizing my views, did not agree with them at all, as I had expressed them at a former joint meeting of the two banks. He thought it was very well to trust in the Lord, but we ought to do some work; seeming to convey the idea that I was in for laying back and letting the Lord do everything and do nothing myself. Then he proceeded to criticize Geo. M. Cannon for the indifference he had shown about a proposition that had been made to solicit the depositors who were drawing the money out of the bank to let it remain. I interrupted him and asked him some questions, and I said to President Woodruff that I did not think it was an appropriate thing for Brother Clawson to com[e] here and deliver a lecture to the directors of the bank concerning their duty and what they should do and what they should not do. I felt quite stirred up by his remarks. I thought they were impertinent, and I told him he did not understand what he was talking about; that Geo. M. Cannon had been instructed what to do and had been doing it, and what he did was in full accord with our views. As for myself, I had expressed my views that I would not expose the condition of our banks to Gentile bankers. This was the proposition that he had found fault with; he thought we ought to do it. ...

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

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