and in the morning a revelation which I wrote and afterwards sent a copy
to President John Taylor and the apostles. I said I wanted my family to hear it read
as many things in it were now transpiring & coming to pass in our day.
Many of the things spoken of in the revelation were attended to by President
John Taylor and the apostles at that time. I had asked Bro Nuttall to come
and read it because he had read it to the President & Twelve 18 years ago.
Bro Nuttall then at my request read the revelation, after which I made
some more remarks by way of explanation and requested all to try
and remember these things, but it was not for them to mention them
or speak of them in any place, until after they were made public
by action of myself & the twelve apostles. I called on Asahel to pray
which he did. Bro Nuttall then bore testimony to what I had said of the
action of the Presidency & Twelve. An interesting conversation
then ensued on the United Order &c. Oranges and apples were
passed around and all partook. some began to go home at 1030
having spent an enjoyable & profitable time. Sister Woodruff
passed a carnation to each one present with a request to have it
pressed in commemmoration of this event.
March 8, 1898 ~ Tuesday
Tuesday Mar 8 98. I went to the office feeling well. Prest Joseph F
Smith returned from the East last night and made his report
to me this morning. I wrote to Madam Mountford & the letter was
mailed. MyI staid at the office till 6 p.m. when Emma accompanied me to Phebe W Snows residence where spwe spent the evening in a family gathering
and enjoyed ourselves.
March 9, 1898 ~ Wednesday
Wednesday Mar 9. I did not sleep very well last night. drove to the office
I signed a number of Liverpool office drafts for the office and other-
wise busy. Went home at 4 pm.