135 years ago today - Oct 23, 1888

The question of the propriety of Bro[ther] John W Young being considered as authorized to act for and in behalf of the Church in financial, state and political matters with the Leaders of the Democratic National Committy and others in the East [for bribes] was talked over by Pres[iden]t Woodruff & Jos[eph] F. Smith and it was decided to send to Hon[orable] John T. Caine at New York $20,000.00 by telegraph tomorrow morning also to request him to inform the proper parties, who sends this money, and of the position of Br[other]. John W. Young as not being authorized to act for the Church &c.

[First Presidency Office Journal, 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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