120 years ago today - Thursday, Jan 28, 1904

Pres. [Joseph F.] Smith said that Mrs. Arthur Brown had called to see [him] in reference [to] the matter of assisting the orphan's home, of which she is a director. Among other things she said that of the 2000 children taken care of in that institution during the past 19 yrs. 97% were of Mormon parentage and 3% of gentile parentage. Though not in a position to dispute this assertion, Pres. Smith said that he did not believe it. He requested Elder Clawson to ascertain the facts in the premises and report.

[Stan Larson (editor), A Ministry of Meetings: The Apostolic diaries of Rudger Clawson, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1993, http://bit.ly/rudgerclawson]

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