Journal (January 1893 – April 1897)

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WILFORD WOODRUFFS
JOURNAL
FOR
1893
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~ Sunday


Jan 1, 1893
Sunday
I spent most of the day at home I spent the Evening at Beebe


~ Monday


2 I spent most of the day at my Daughter Clara


~ Tuesday


3 I met in the morning with the beach company
I accompanied Prest G Q Cannon to the Temple & spent
3 Hours with the contracters of the different parts of the
Temple Each one was required to tell how long it would
take them to finish their part. They represented
they could get their parts done in time for the dedication
a Brother Jenson called to state the Bad feelings at
Mannassa they are sueing Each other


~ Wednesday


4th I met at the office Wm H Colson who presented us
with the views furnished for furnishing the Temple
from the firm of Tiffiny & Co for us to decide upon
we met with the Bank Board and transacted all necessary
Business. The board of the University of the Church met
Sister J M Grant died at 6:30 on the 3rd Jan /[18]93


~ Thursday


5 {I had a vision last night} I met Mr Lamborn this morning upon
the subject of the Painting of Adam Ondi Ahman
we met with George Taylor who represented the state of
the first National Bank of Provo. The Amnesty from
President Harrison Appears in the Papers this Morning
Herrald but it is of Little benefit to the People we had
a Meeting with President Shirtliff about the Standard in Ogden


~ Friday


6. We had a Meeting with many of the Brethren & we visited
the Temple and decided about the paintings on the wall
I Paid $500 to day on the Temple which made $2000 on the
Temple for 1892, & $200 on tithing which made $980.40 cts in /[18]92

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~ Saturday


Jan 67, 1893
I spent the day in the Office I met with C C Richard
Shirtliff & several Brethren from Ogden concerning
the Ogden Standard a good deal was said upon the subject
^ A hand pointing to the right^ I wrote 3 Letters sent one to [blank] Woodruff sent her
my likeness and the Contributor containing the likeness of
the House I was born in I came home & fixed up
my Journals


~ Sunday


8. Sunday I spent the day at home reading I was quite sick
through the night & could not go to the office on Monday


~ Monday


9 Brother Smith the guard came down & spent the fornoon
with I done a little Journal writing in the Afternoon I was
quite Poorly through the night


~ Tuesday


10 Prest George Q Cannon called upon me in the morning
And administered to me I was better to day I slept
Better through the night


~ Wednesday


11. I wrote 3 Letters to Asahel in New York & to Sarah
and George Q. Cannon.


~ Thursday


12 Met with the Artist for Painting in the Temple
they Asked $17000 dollars for painting two rooms
we could not pay that Price we finally agreed to give
them $300 a month W met with the Apostles


~ Friday


13. I met with the Twelve we setled some difficulties
with M Thatcher on the 12. G. Q. Cannon was blessed


~ Saturday


14. I spent the day with J Jaques on my will


~ Sunday


15 I spent the day in my house reading G Q Cannon went East


~ Monday


16 We had a hard snow storm I went to the Temple
but done but Little J. F. Smith had a tumor taken from
his oldest daughter weighed 20 lbs

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~ Tuesday


Jan 17, 1893
I Called upon Carloss Young the Architeck about the
Temple he has not been to the Temple much lately
I spent the day in the office Attended to the business


~ Wednesday


18 Brother Joseph was with me to day we spent an hour in the
Temple Brother Stephens called upon us to day about the
going to the wordds fare Brother H. J. Grant & Lyman
called upon us at the office


~ Thursday


19. I had an interview with C. L. Christenson about
the Navijo. I gave him an order of $1.50 on the
Tithing off on the Sanwan stake. We held a Meeting
with the Twelve we Mett F. S. Richards & Legrand Young
about their services we agreed to Let John W Taylor
go to Canida & carry out the canal scheme if He wished


~ Friday


20 Dr Wm Smith called upon me about his family
we went to the Temple & Examined our affairs we decided
upon several matters in the Temple


~ Saturday


21. I spent the day at home reading


~ Sunday


22nd Sunday I spent this day at home reading


~ Monday


^ A hand pointing to the right A folded letter/box^ 23 I received Letters from David P W, Sarah, Genia Cody, Asahel 11 page
and 3 others total 7. I wrote toone Letter


~ Tuesday


24 I wrode Down to our salt Lake R R. I met with
F. S. Richards on our business


~ Wednesday


25 I visited the Temple with Brother J F Smith & Br Winder
we addressed the workmen And urged them to finish
the Temple by the 6 of April A hand pointing to the right I said if I lived & could stand
on my feet I expected to go into that Temple & dedicate it
on the 6 of next April I wrote to Sarah Mary David P W
A hand pointing to the right

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~ Friday


Jan 27, 1893
James G Blain Died this morning. I spent the day
^ A hand pointing to the right^ in the office I wrote to G. Q. Cannon


~ Saturday


28. I spent the day at home reading {I sent a letter} to {[illegible shorthand]}


~ Sunday


29 Sunday I spent this day at home reading Owen was sick


~ Monday


30. A Hard snow storm in the morning M F Farnsworth called
at the office He visited the Temple I received a Letter from
Mr Carroll Political Editor of the Independent New York
Keys crossed We found to Day in Exami[ni]ng the Temple that the Architect
had made No provision for Dressing Rooms in the Temple
I was quite unwell through the night Did not sleep well


~ Tuesday


31 I felt quite unwell through last night I went to the Temple
The furnishing committee were Present After Leaving
the Temple I Attended a party at Brother Beaties on
the Birth Day of Sister Zina Young I left at 9 oclok


~ Wednesday


Feb 1. I went to the office Met with the Bank board and
attended to its duties Answer sent to the indipendent


~ Thursday


2 I met with the Twelve And the subject of our Architect
was up before us He is not Doing his duty in the Temple


~ Friday


3 I met with the commishers of Utah & Salt Lake Counties
upon the subject of the waters of Utah Lake & Jordon River
We met with Eckles about the contract of the pavilion on the
Lake &c


~ Saturday


4 I spent the day at home reading


~ Sunday


5 Sunday I spent the day at home reading


~ Monday


6 ^ A hand pointing to the right^ I received a communication from President Cannon I wrote 2 letter
to M. W. Hatch Telegram to J McA


~ Tuesday


7 I Appointed Joseph F Smith Lorenzo Snow & Abram H Cannon

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A committee to see to the finishing the Temple to
Employ Architects to furnishing patterns, & specifications
for the workmen to work to to its finishing inasmuch
as J. D. Carloss Young is sick and not able to furnish
Patterns to finish the work they went to the Temple to
Meet with the Architeck at 12 oclok. We met with
A O Smoot & David Johns at the office to talk
about the pay of the Teachers of B Y Academy
at Provo Also He had prefared [prepared] a charge against
Booth before the High Council we Appointed
Elders Merrill Lyman & Lund to try the case


~ Wednesday


8 I met with the Deseret Board of Land Company at
10 oclock we Elected a New Board or rather mostly the
old Board & agreed to Bond the canal, or assess the
company to Pay about $16000 dollars. I then Met
the Temple Committee and several contractors we
talked plain to all parties and they agreed to take
hold & all do all they could to finish the Temple
A hand pointing to the right I Borrowed Ten thousand dollars of Asahel H Woodruff
as trustee in trust to pay a Church debt And I
gave him a Note of $10000 at 10 per cent interest
for two ^one^ years This money was paid for the
sale of 15 Acres of the farm which belonged to the farm
3 Minors A Owen Mineford Blanch & Alice I met
with Many Men to day


~ Thursday


9. I met with C. W. Penrose who spoke upon his petition
Tour I met with the 12 at 2 {o'clock} I wrote to G Q Cannon

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A hand pointing to the right I wrote Newton & Sylvia sent her $10, to Malinda Hatch sent 10
Carloss Young the Architect called wanted to resign
his position as Architect on the Temple I told him
No but to do what He could & others must do the rest.


~ Friday


10 Moses Thatcher called upon me to day gave us
a photograph of the City of Logan which was qute nice
A hand pointing to the right I wrote to M. B. Webster F S Richards called upon me at Home


~ Saturday


11 I went to the office in the Morning I met with C C Richards
Judge Elias Smith John Henry & Abram Cannon and
Moses Thatcher To Answer the following Telegram
Cheyenne Feb 10 /[18]93 C C Richards Ogden Rick
Budge & Hodge are moving Heaven and Earth to
Elect a Republican this is not keeping Promise and
Means war to the knife. Have wired Washington
If we are defeated Mormons are responsible. Cannon
wired Penrose & called him Home A L New
The following Answer sent
Hon John L Russell & Hon Harvey Allred xxx
Having been informed that my name is being used
to influence your action in the Legislature, I reaffirm
my former declaration as published; Every man should
be true to his party. W Woodruff
After attending to this I returned home I got my left
Eye filled with mud which distressed me seriously


~ Sunday


12 Sunday I spent the day in the House reading


~ Monday


13 I received Telegram from G Q Cannon Answered
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Receivers fees to Jan 1, 1893 is $22531.
Receivers Attorney's fees to Jan 1, is1893 is $15260.
Fund has been in Bank since July 1890
Interest on same $27,446.39.
Fund has Decreased in Receiver Hands $31,316.
After receiving credit for all interest Paid
Had an interview with Wm Bromley


~ Tuesday


14. I visited the Temple with J. F. Smith Abram H Cannon
went through the Temple with D. C. Smith Young we
decided a number of things about the Temple


~ Wednesday


15 A hand pointing to the right I wrote to Prest G. Q. Cannon gave him an account
of my telegram cannot get our personal property Appeal
Dismissed. Soliciter General willing but Atorney General
opposed He is our Enemy A sugar Meeting Held at
the office we Also met with ZCMI Board


~ Thursday


16 sugar company met at the office this morning
Their Assetts $679055, Including $27,335 Reserve fund
Indebtedness cash $363,055. Yearly interest on Money $30,560
Expect to net $150,000 in 1893
if they get 130,000 tons of Beets
I met with the Twelve)
M. F. Lyman made his
Report of the settlement in Mannassa stake with
Silas Smith which was quite interesting. We paid a Church
Note to day of $25000.


~ Friday


17. I met with Bishop Preston this Morning & Lorenzo Snow


~ Saturday


18 I came to the City with Emma called upon Clara Administered
to Vedi who was sick


~ Sunday


19 Sunday we to went to Clara's children better

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~ Monday


Feb 20 1893
I received 2 letters one from H B Clawson wrote
to Sarah & Newton {Sent twenty dollars}


~ Tuesday


21 I Listened to the reading of two chapters including
all the Mountain meadow Massacree read by O F Whitney


~ Wednesday


22 A hand pointing to the right I wrote to G. Q Cannon Clawson & Trumbo invited
them to My Birth day Party


~ Thursday


23 I met with the Twelve Distributed invitations tickets
we went into the Temple & all through it there is still
a great Deal of work to be done there before the finish


~ Friday


24 I spent the day in the office


~ Saturday


25 I spent the day at home writing


~ Sunday


26 Sunday I spent the day at home


~ Monday


27. I spent the day at in the office Owen started for Calafornia
with the Missionaries at 11 oclock on the 25. I Paid $120 at the
Bank for Abram Owen


~ Tuesday


28. A hand pointing to the right I wrote a sentiment on 50 cards to give my guist [guests] on
my birth Day


~ Wednesday


March 1, 1893 This is my birth day & also [o]f my wife Emma
I am Eighty Six years old to day & Emma is ^Fifty five 55^
we had a party at our house in the Evening including the
Presidency & Twelve Apostles, that were at home George Q
& several of the Twelve were Absent. I had the three Presiding
Bishops & A M Cannon the President of the Stake & Bishop
Burton of the Farmers Ward Also Mr Wm Cooly of
Ioway 3rd I signed 46 cards to day for my own family
Emma Nellie Asahel & Naoma, Ovando & Clara

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A heart Wilford Woodruff
Born March ^1,^ 1807.
Aged 86 years
Old this Day
A heart Emma Woodruff
Born March 1, 1838
Aged 55 years
Old this Day


~ Thursday


March 2 I met with President Budge & son I got a
Letter from Owen. I met with the Twelve Apostles
& J. D. T. McAllister many questions came up concerning
the Temple A hand pointing to the right I wrote 3 Letters to M W Merrill A M
Lund
& Sarah M Kimball. The Committee visited the Temple


~ Friday


3. Joseph Lyman Abram & McAllister visited the Temple I filled
six more cards for my family


~ Saturday


4 I spent the day at home Bought a pump for the spring


~ Sunday


5 Sunday I spent the day in the house reading


~ Monday


6. I was sick but I went to the office I received Letters from
Malinda Hatch & A. Badlam I wrote to Eliza Smith sent $110


~ Tuesday


7. Keys crossed I was taken with sever cold on the Lungs and spent
the day in the House sick


~ Wednesday to ~ Thursday


8 & 9 I spent these two days in the House mostly abed


~ Friday


10 I went to the office but was quite weak I had an interview
with President Brigham Young Just returned from England
Brothers Smith, Snow, and several others went to the Temple I did
not feel able to go, I feel quite weak I got a letter from Mr Osborn

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~ Saturday


March 11, 1893
I spent this day at Home Brother Jaques called upon me He read
some Papers to me {my will} Alice was taken quite sick in
the Evening Appeared like Diphtheria Had a vary sick night


~ Sunday


12. Sunday Alice was some better this morning but throat
vary sore the ground is still covered with snow & vary cold


~ Monday


13 A hand pointing to the right I wrote Letters to Sarah, Mary, Newton, Jesse Moses
to A O Smoot, & George L Ferrill Alice is still quite sick


~ Tuesday


14 ^ An arrow^ The Loan & trust Company building at Ogden is burned
out this morning which is a great Loss to the people said
to be $200000. I met with the quorum of the Twelve
Apostles & Joseph F Smith upon the subject of giving
Recommends to the members of the Church to go to the
Dedication of the Temple & we resolved to give recommends
to all who had a standing in the Church to attend the
dedication of the Temple I visited the mum^m^ies that were
got in the caves of Sanwan County & were to be taken
to the worlds fair in Chicago not as well preserved as
were the Mummies of the catacombs of Egypt. On my
returmn home I found Alice worse we sent for Dr Richards
He reported she had a light form of the Diptheria


~ Wednesday


15 I met with the Board of Z.C.MI and heard the report
of the Business of the year 1892. They sold during the year
$3,100232.76 cts Received cash During the Month of Feb $126847.12 cts
The committee went to the Temple we will have all we can do
to get it ready for dedication


~ Thursday


16 A single key with teeth to the right I met with Prest George Q. Cannon He just returned to the
city from Washington He was unwell

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~ Friday


March 17, 1893
Received Letters from, Sarah & Bell wrote to Newton
Bell & Sarah we read over the Dedicatory Prayer
and made some Aditions to it


~ Saturday


18 I went to the office I wrote some addition to the
Prayer I listened to a communication from Prest
Cannon to be published to the saints before the dedication
that they may confess their sins and make reconcil-
iation one with another befor they go to the Temple I
went to the Temple with my councillors & went through
it from top to Bottom we are in hopes to get it ready
for Dedication but it is a load upon us


~ Sunday


19. ^Sunday^ I spent the day at home reading


~ Monday


20 I went to the office & Met with the Salt Lake shore board
Thomas R Cutler called upon us and asked us to help him
to get a loan of $25000 for the sugar factory I had an
interview with Br George Teasdale Mr Murry a Man
connected with a Publishing House wanted to know
about some of your our Doctrins


~ Tuesday


21 A Hard snow storm in the morning A hand pointing to the right I received a Letter
from Sarah I met with the Saltair Board I also met with
the board of the Utah Telegraph line we had a good many
visitors to day I signed a guarantee for the sugar company
to Draw from the Deseret National Bank $25000


~ Wednesday


22 A hand pointing to the right I received 3 Letters from Sarah David & Sylvia
A hand pointing to the right I wrot to Sarah & Sylvia & sent her $10. I had a letter
from David & wrote him I met with the Twelve to unite &
to be of one heart & mind we met with the Saltair Beach board

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I met with the Twelve Apostles & my councillors upon
the position that Moses Thatcher occupied towards the
Presidency of the Church & the Twelve Apostls He was not
in Harmony with us He was in danger of his standing
I went to Joseph E Taylors to supper & then took cars
and went home ^6 M[iles^


~ Thursday


23 I spent the day with my councillors & the Twelve Apostle
& we had a glorious day All of us were United as the
Heart of one Man. Moses Thatcher was sick and not with
us we partook of the sacrament And took supper with
Joseph E Taylor instead of yesterday I had a vary
interesting meeting with my family in the Evening


~ Friday


24 I met with Bishop Clawson informing me that Col Trumbo
had I also arived I also met with Mr David Labeker
a great Grape Grower in Utah & other Places Recorded in council Book
I also met with Brother Cederstrom who showed us sample
of his Onyx Mine at Pelican Point


~ Saturday


25 We spent this day in fasting & Prayer throughout
Utah which Done a great Deal of Good


~ Sunday


26. Sunday I attended Meeting at the Tabernacle
President Cannon spoke about 70 minuts & W W 10 Mi[nu]ts


~ Monday


27. ^ A folded letter/box^ I received a Letter from A Badlam I had a good Deal
of company through the day spring is opening sun shining


~ Tuesday


28 ^ A hand pointing to the right^ I wrote to Newton & Sarah & Phebe C Scholes


~ Wednesday


29th ^ A hand pointing to the right^ I wrote 2 letters to Wilford & Delight I visited
the Temple with my councillors & went through the House
I also met with the March 29/[18]93 Malinda W Hatch Died today

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~ Thursday


March 30, 1893
I met with Penrose with my councillers upon his
Political affairs He confessed & asked forgivnes whare-
in he had done wrong I wrote a Letter to Alfred
Solomon
to England to Release Henry A Woodruff
to come home to Utah I also worote to Henry


~ Friday


31. ^ A folded letter/box^ wrote to M Ross, to M Thatcher (Paper Mill burned April 1.)


~ Saturday


April 1. Keys crossed I had my lot srveyed & divided up for the
family I was vary busy through the Day


~ Sunday


2 Sunday I spent the day at home was quite unwell


~ Monday


3 I met with many Brethren this morning Susan and
Phebe Scholes arived this Morning


~ Tuesday


4. Met in conference at 10 {o'clock} W Woodruff spoke 40 M.
G. Q. Cannon spoke 70. Met at the office at noon Afternoon
Prayer By B Young J F Smith spok 60 M. L Snow spoke
35 M. The Power of God was with us


~ Wednesday


5. We met with Segmiller & he had a Bab [bad] spirit
Met in conference at 10 oclok Prayer By J W Taylor
F D Richards spoke 35 M B Young spoke 35 M. We
Met the stock Holders of Z.C.MI & heard the report
of W Woodruff as President of the Institution. I met
with the Board of Zions Savings Bank. We met at 2 {o'clock}
A H Cannon Prayed The Authorities of the Church
were then presented and Exaccepted F M Lyman then
spoke 45 M, John Henry Smith spoke 24 M, G Teasdale
spoke 20 M, W Woodruff spoke 15 M.


~ Thursday


6 Keys crossed A crown The dedication of the Temple commencd inat the
10 oclock near 3000 Assembled at the upper room

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April 6, 1893
I attended the Dedication of the Temple the spirit &
Power of God rested upon nus the spirit of Prophesy
& Revelation was upon us & the Hearts of the People were
Melted and many thing wer unfolded to us
We Met in the Afternoon at 2 oclk & we had a glorious time
W Woodruff & G Q Cannon & J F Smith occupied
most of the time W. Woodruff offered up the prayer
in the forenoon & G Q Cannon in the Afternoon


~ Friday


7 We held three Meeting in the Temple on the 7 April
forenoon Afternoon & Evening the Power of God was
with us. The first Presidency occupied most of the time


~ Saturday


8. We met in the Temple & held 2 Meeting forenoon
& Afternoon the Power of God was with us B Young
offered Prayer then the shout of Hosannah was offered
The presidency spoke by the power of God J F Smith spoke 11 M


~ Sunday


9. Sunday we held 2 meetings All of the Presidency spoke
The power of God was with us John Henry smith offered
Prayer in the forenoon & G Teasdale in the afternoon


~ Monday


10 Prayer offered By H. J. Grant, John Henry Smith
spoke 10 Minuts G Teasdale 16 10 M W Woodruff 15 M
G Q Cannon 10 M. Afternoon Prayer offered
By J. W. Taylor W Woodruff spoke a few Minuts
H J Grant spoke 7 M J W Taylor spoke 15 M,
W Woodruff spoke 10 M, G Q Cannon spoke 15 M
J F Smith spoke 15 M.


~ Tuesday


11. Met at 10 oclok Prayer offered By F M Merrill
A shout of Hosannah is offerd at all the Meeting

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April 11 1893
W Woodruff spoke 11 M. Afternoon Prayer offered
By Antone Lund F M Merrill spoke 10 M, WW 20,
G Q Cannon 10 M. The spirit of God was with us


~ Wednesday


12. Met at 10 oclok Prayer offerd By A. H Cannon
J D T McAllister spoke 20 M G Q Cannon 7 M, WW 10 M
Afternoon Prayer offered by G. Q. Cannon, J F Smith
spoke 30 M G. Q. Cannon 10 M W. Woodruff 10 M


~ Thursday


13. Met at 10 oclok Prayer offerd By J F Smith
Hosannah offered G. Q. Cannon spoke 24 M,
W. W.oodruff spoke 25 M, J. F. Smith 5 M.
Afternoon Lorenzo Snow offered the Prayer
J F Smith spoke 25 M, G Q Cannon spoke 22 M
W Woodruff spoke 10 M.


~ Friday


14 Met at 10 oclock Prayer offered By F D Richards
the shout of Hosannah was offered WW spoke a
few moments Abram H Cannon spoke 12 M,
J F Smith spoke 28 M W Woodruff 10 M
G. Q. Cannon spok 10 M. Afternoon prayer
offered By Brigham Young G Q Cannon spoke 24 M
W Woodruff spoke 20 M J F Smith spok 10 M
I was taken sick with the Billius Cholic I was sick till
Monday 17.


~ Saturday


15 Saturday

Afternoon John Henry Smith Prayed Loreno Snow
spok [blank] F M Lyman [blank] J F Smith [blank]
G Q Cannon [blank]

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~ Sunday


Apraill 16, [18]93
sunday Morning G Teasdale prayed J F Smith spoke
Afternoon H J Grant Prayd John Henry spoke
& G Teasdale J F Smith [blank] G Q Cannon [blank]


~ Monday


17. I went to the office & wrote some in my Journal and
then Attended Meeting at 10 oclock Antone H Lund offerd
Prayer the shout of Hosannah was given


~ Tuesday


18 On the 26 Meeting of the Assembly of the Dedication
of the Temple I attended the Meeting A H Lund read the prayer


~ Wednesday


19. ^ An arrow^ I attended the Meeting ^all spoke as usual^ of the Presidents of 70 in the
[blank] 118 prsent All spoke & the Meeting held 5 Hours W. W
was taken sick with the Billious Cholic & went home
vary sick Keys crossed which Lasted me one Month & 14 days
before I went to my Desk in the office
I Attended the dedication of the 18 of April the Temple the Last time
I attended the Dedication of the Temple Abram H Cannon offred
the Prayer W Woodruff spok & dire[c]ted the services all
the Presidency spoke I attend[ed] the first 25 Meeting of the Dedication of the Temple
I had one of the Hardest spells of sickness of my life
An arrow On Snday the 7 of May, my family with the Aposiles were
gathered around me to see me breath my Last. Dr
Richards & Cox said I could not live more than 2 Hour
but at that time there was a change for the Better I began
to revive but I continued to improve slowly I suffered
with my kidney Trouble vary severly. I went to the Temple
on the 26 of May & spent a few hours. I went to the office
On the 19 May I went to the Temple & with my councillors
I set apart Lorenzo Snow to preside over the Temple

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May 31, 1893
May 19 & G Q Cannon set apart John R Winder as the
first assistnt & Joseph F Smith set apart Adolphus
Madson
as the seconed Assistant


~ Wednesday


May 31. I went to the office spent a few hours & wrote
up this Journal was not vary well Returned at 2 oclok


~ Thursday


June 1. I went to the office, Met with quite a number
of the Brethren upon various subjects I staid at the
office untill 2 oclock then I went to the Temple
& met with the Presidency & Twelve A hand pointing to the right we discussed
the question of continuing the Saltair RR. to Loss Angels
On Sunday ^April 30th^ the 7 of May when I lay at the point of Death
and was breathing my Last No one thought I would
Live. Thousands of the Saints were Praying for me
and there Prayers were heard & Answered and the
Lord saved my life for a little Longer


~ Friday


2 I went to the office & gave to John Jaques $744.40
to make my first Payment on Paving the Road on
the East Side of the Valley House I wrote a letter
A hand pointing to the right to J C Hatch


~ Saturday


3 I went to the city with Emma & done some traidng


~ Sunday


4. Sunday I spent the day at home


~ Monday


5 I went to the office Received 2 letters we were
visited by Dr Richard Bieber & his of Berlin Jemay [Germany]
she is a countess we Met with Zions Savings
Bank
as stock Holders & Reappointed for the
next 2 years the same officers that are now
Acting we had many visitor to day

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~ Tuesday


June 76, 1893
I received 3 Letters & wrote 1 to Wilford I spent the
day in the office had a good deal of company


~ Wednesday


7. I spent the day in the office I met with Zions savings
Bank
board we voted to declair a Dividend of 8 per cent


~ Thursday


8 A hand pointing to the right In company with J F Smith & several of the Twelve
Apostles I occupied the Private car of Mr Wilby who
is the general Manager of the D & R G R R and went
out to Saaltair Beach Pavillion at the General opening
opening there were about 10000 People at that
Pavillion to day speaches were mad B[y] Gov West
Wm H Smith & C C Goodwin & Prest W Woodruff
Declaired the Pavilion opened to the Public I think
they collected near $5000 some of the family did
not get home untill Midnight Prest George Q Canon
started for London to Day with H. J. Grant on a
Mission to gather some funds


~ Friday


9. I spent the day in the office at 5:10 I took cars on
the D & R G with Emma Clara & Alice and Rode
to Provo And stoped with A O Smoot He had a
tree fall upon him & came Near killing him it kinked
his neck, bruised his head & Back & other Parts of his
Body I spent the day & night with Brothe Smoot 50 Mile


~ Saturday


10 I spent the day at Brother Smoots several Brethren called in


~ Sunday


11 ISunday I spent this day with Brother Smoot


~ Monday


12. In company with wife & Daughter & Br Smoot & wife
we rode to Brother Madsons at the Mouth of Provo River &
& returned took cars at 4:10 & Returned to S L City 56 Miles

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~ Tuesday


June 13, 1893
The well driving machine was set at my house last
night I went to the office & spent the day


~ Wednesday


14 I went to the office I signed a Note for $20000
to be payable in on[e] year to Goldberg at 8 per cent


~ Thursday


15. I went to fishing in the creek a short time
in the morning but caught Nothing the water vary
muddy I went to the office & spent the day


~ Friday


16 I spent the day in the office got a Telegram from
President G Q. Cannon that He would have to go to England
alone as H. J. Grant will stay in New York I was taken
An arrow with pain in the stomach in the fore noon I went home
at 5 oclk & was taken with great suffering with pain
in the upper Bowels & stomach like the Billious cholic
which lasted me 5 hours I took castor oil & terpetine
& finally got relief but was poorly all night


~ Saturday


17. I spent the day in the House was quite poorly


~ Sunday


18 Sunday I spent this day in the House


~ Monday


19. I was not able to go to the office I spent the day at
home A company of Artesian well diggers commenced
diging me a well with a vary large Machine they
went down 40 feet when my Man Peter Hansen
shut off the water from the Ditch He caught a trout
that weighed 3 1/2 lbs


~ Tuesday


20 I went to the office in the morning attended to the business
of the day I& visited the rases in the Afternoon for a ride


~ Wednesday


^21^ out the Utah Horses carried the day mostly


~ Thursday


22. I met with the Twelve in the Afternoon

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June 22nd 1893
We Met with the Presidency of the Webber Stake
& Appropriated $5000 out of the Tithing of that stake
on their Webber Stake Academy


~ Friday


23 Friday I spent the day in the office Except I met
with President Snow & the Twelve in the Temple
Prest Snow talked to the workers I followed him
& talked plain & gave my views what ought to
be done in the Temple & how work should be done


~ Saturday


24 I went to the office And attended a Dinner
got up in favor of Gen Clarkson some 12 of us


~ Sunday


25 Sunday I spent the day at home


~ Monday


26. I spent the day in the office I wrote to Chandler
A hand pointing to the right Hatch & Hattie Woodruff 2 letters Received Letter from Asahel


~ Tuesday


27 I went to the office & Met with Gen Clarkson & Trumbow
I had a private interview with the General & Afterwards
with Trumbow {money very tight.}


~ Wednesday


28 I met with the 2 boards of the state & saving Bank
some wished the savings Bank to give Notice to the
Depositers of the Bank to draw their money But I
did not think it wisdom to do so our cashire &
others felt as I did


~ Thursday


29. I spent the day in the office I met with the Twelve
at 2 oclok and the Bank board at 3.


~ Friday


30 We have many visitors this Morning we were
visited By Allexander Pletnev Imperial Russian
Commission Worlds Columbian Exposition.
Also Mr Lda Dimcha of University de St Petersburg

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~ Saturday


July 1, 1893
I spent the day mostly at home I went to
the city for several hours and returned home
Owen & Ovando went to the Granite in the Evgening
I finished my Artesian well to day board down
300 feet sunk a 3 inch Pipe & had a flow
of good pure soft water cold of 20 gallons
a munite


~ Sunday


2nd I Attended a Bank Meeting in my office at 9 oclok
one hour & a half I then took street [car] with Emma &
Brother Newton & rode to sessions settlements & found
Sister Sarah Foss Aged 93 years quite feeble
Brother Fox arived at 12 oclok we visited with
Sister Foss & family untill 6:30 then took cars
& returned home to Farmers ward 35 Miles


~ Monday


3. I had conversation with Sister Cluff
about her affairs with her Husband I spent
the day in the office


~ Tuesday


July 4, 1893. Independence Day while the sons went
to granite canyon I spent the day at home
reading & watering a patch of Potatos with my
Artecian well water


~ Wednesday


5 A hand pointing to the right I wrote Letter to Asahel & spent the day in
the office I took a walk to the bank


~ Thursday


6. I met with the Twelve besides having many calls


~ Friday


7. A hand pointing to the right I wrote to Phebe snow got a letter from her
Charles W. Wilcken had a child died to day from
a Burn by matches on the 4 July President G. Q. Cannon
Daughter Elizabeth buries her ownly child to day

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~ Saturday


July 8, 1893
I spent this day at home I pruned grapes & raspburies
& tied them up in the forenoon I and my family were served
with a warrent on an Irigation ditch I put it into the
Hands of my Lawyiers Legrand Young & F D Richard


~ Sunday


9. Sunday I spent the day at home reading


~ Monday


10 I spent the day at the office I met with Legrand Young
& F. D. Richards upon our water suit I met with
sever[al] of the Brethren upon a variety of subjects


~ Tuesday


11. A hand pointing to the right I wrote 3 Letters to F. S. Richards & Legrand Young
& to Brother Wadell. I met with Joseph F Smith & the


~ Wednesday


^12^ Twelve in the Temple & partook of the sacrament


~ Thursday


123 I went to the office Met with several Gentlemen
I met with senator Puffer from Kansas A plesant Gentleman
I Also Met with Hon Joseph E Washington Reprentives [Representative]
from Tennessee He seemed a frendly man I met with
Z.C.MI Board & voted to Declair a Dividend of 2 1/2 perct


~ Friday


14. I spent the day in the office and met with
many Persons


~ Saturday


15 A hand pointing to the right Mr Yeager law suit about water Ditch
commenced this Morning but it was put off for
one week I went to the office Owen started
this Morning for the National Park this Morning
in company with Mrs Woodruff & Libby Cotter I went
to our place in the granite canyon 18 Miles


~ Sunday


16. Sunday I spent the day in camp reading


~ Monday


17. I spent the day in camp Ovando Beebe cought 54 trout


~ Tuesday


18 We returned to Salt Lake City 18 miles

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~ Wednesday


July 19 1893
^ A folded letter/box^ I spent the day in the office I received a Letter from
^Prest^ G Q Cannon & one from Owen I met with J F. Smith
& Mitchel & Cluff on Money Matters I got my Artecian
well fixed in the Evening By Brother Wilckin & Cannon


~ Thursday


20 I signed a Dozen Recommends for 2nd Anointing
we got up 126 names to Borrow $1000 cash to help
the church for a season through their difficulty
I met with J. F. Smith & the Twelve in the Temple for Prayer
And we conversed upon the financial condition of the church
I met with the Lawyiers to day upon the water question


~ Friday


21 Asahel came home this morning He joined me this
Morning at the office with me & F S Richard & Legrand
Young
upon our water suit with Yeager, but the court


~ Saturday


^22^ Adjourned one week untill the 29. I returned home


~ Sunday


23 Sunday I spent the day in the House reading we had a Hard
Thunder shower in the Evening Asahel & Alice went
up to the Granite in the Evening. The whole country


~ Monday


24 A hand pointing to the right is in Arms upon the silver question The west
wants silver & the East wants Gold I met the saints
Keys crossed at the Tabernacle at 10:30 for a consort I made a
vary short Address followed by the Govornor then the Quire
of singers occupied the forenoon I went home


~ Tuesday


25 I spent the day in the office


~ Wednesday


26. I met a Number of Brethren at the office I met
with Parley P Pratt who had Nothing to Eat we made
arangements for him to get some food at the Tithing office


~ Thursday


27. I met with the Twelve & J F Smith in the Temple for Prayer

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~ Friday


July 28 1893
I had an interview with Legrand Young and
others in the fore noon. In the Afternoon I went
with Emma & several of the Brethren to Saltair about
4000 were there we returned by car at 7:50 35 Mils


~ Saturday


29 I went to the office to be prepaired to go to court if called
Court adjourned till Aug 5 I returned home


~ Sunday


30 Sunday I spent the day at home reading


~ Monday


31. I spent the day in the office I wrote to Owen


~ Tuesday


July [August] 1. I spent the day in the office Prest G. Q. Cannon arived
home to day I Paid $300 Dollars Tithing to day


~ Wednesday


2nd I spent the day in the office we held 3 Meetings
one with Zions savings Bank, one with a joint Meeting
of State & Savings Bank, & one with the Presidency
{It looks as though the two banks would have to stop and close up.}


~ Thursday


3 I went to the office found a Meeting of the deseret
News
Company I met with Prest Cannon & Smith & the
6 of the Twelve in the Temple for Prayer we all Prayed


~ Friday


4 I spent the day in the office Sarah & Mary called while on
the way to Provo


~ Saturday


5 I spent the day at the office waiting for the
court to act upon our water case but they adjou[rne]d
untill Monday


~ Sunday


6. Sunday I spent the day at home reading


~ Monday


7. I went to the office Brother & Sister Riser from
Calefornia called upon us. Our water suit came before
Judge Bartell Demurrer to Answer argued and submitted


~ Tuesday


8. Judge Bartell Decided our Answer good testimony taken on the 14.

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Aug 8, 1893
I spent the day in the office Met with Prest Wm R Smith of Bountiful
& Bishop on Business of his stake I received a Letter from
Sarah {It looks as though temple [illegible shorthand] was [illegible shorthand] us could have mercy upon us}


~ Wednesday


9. I met with Zions Savings Bank at 8:30 And
conversation was had upon the critical condition
in money Matters we were in, various plans for
relief was talked upon, & a committee of G. Q. Cannon
& H. J. Grant appointed to see what they can do for
our Relief


~ Thursday


10 I spent the forenoon in the office The Presidency & Twelve
met in the Temple for Prayers at the close W Woodruff
Addressed the Apostles upon our Financial condition
followed by most of the Apostles


~ Friday


11 I spent the forenoon in the office I met with council
Young & Richards & with Moses Thatcher I wrote Letter to
Wm Atkin & Wm H Thompson


~ Saturday


12 I spent the day in the office I met with the Presidents
of stakes
to see if we could [get] any Money from
the People Remarks were made by many


~ Sunday


13 Sunday I spent the day in the House, reading


~ Monday


14 I spent the day in the office I met with many
of the Brethren on business Henry A Woodruff arived


~ Tuesday


15. A hand pointing to the right I wrote A Letter to David P Woodruff. I Blessed
a son of Frank Y. Taylor namd Wilford Woodruff


~ Wednesday


16 I met with a son of Gen Clarkson & a companion
I Paid C H Wilcken for 9 tons of Hay $6, $54 for G Q Cannon
In company with Emma I visited Brother Butterworth 14 mile

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Aug 16, 1893
Keys crossed I went to the office & signed Notes as Trustee in
Trust
for $105000. Also as the President of the church
I received a Letter from Mary & wrote her one


~ Thursday


17. I went to the Temple Had Prayers. {[illegible shorthand] responded to us}


~ Friday


18 A Meeting with James Brown about the Islands which
we maid an Account of I visited Brother Butterworths


~ Saturday


19 I spent the day at home attending to a variety of work


~ Sunday


20 Sunday I spent the day at home reading & resting


~ Monday


21 I Attended the funer[a]l of Brother [blank] Butterworth
A coffin William Butterworth
was born Aug 5, 1827
Died Aug 19, [18]93 Aged 66 years
At Mill Creek ward I spoke
followed by Angus M Cannon
& George Q Cannon, And
Bishop Neff I did not go
to the Grave I went to the office
with Prest G Q Cannon & Met with Mr Royle & Ryan
& 2 other gentlemen who inquired into our Affairs
The court was occupied under Judge Barch with the
Yeager trial. The witnesses on both sides gave
their Testimony. I returned home in the Morning Evening


~ Tuesday


22nd I called at the Bank talked with the cashire
^ A folded letter/box^ I got a Letter from Sarah & Mary I wrote to them


~ Wednesday


23 I spent the day in the office I signed Notes for
the sugar works to the Amount of $225,000.
And the sugar company gave me Notes for
the same amount I met with several persons


~ Thursday


24. Keys crossed I went to the office in the morning Held a
Meeting with Bishop Whitney upon the History of the church

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Aug 24, 1893
Keys crossed A crown I went into the Temple and Had [blank] Persons
of the [blank] Adopted to me
Also I officiated for my Brother Azmon in
having [blank]


~ Friday


25 I went to the office held a Meeting with
Bishop O F Whitney and Decided to allow him
$2700 dollars on the 3rd vol of the History of Utah
A hand pointing to the right I wrote a Letter to Sarah I met with the board
of Z.C.MI and had an account of their financial con-
dition I met with many brethren to day


~ Saturday


26 I spent the day at home I had my Minister Potatoes
dug to day I took a severe cold upon my Lungs getting
my feet wet


~ Sunday


27. Sunday I spent the day at home reading


~ Monday


28. Keys crossed I received Letters from Gen Clarkson & Col Trumbo
& Wm H Thompson with $50 from him & $50 from Cottam
I visited the Pulman car sent for the Presidency
of the Church to go to Chicago in it was superb


~ Tuesday


29. In company with my councillors G Q C & J. F. S
And the Utah Quire of singers And wife Emma
& Daughters Blanch & Alice we went on board of
the cares [cars] to start upon our Journey There were
some 2500 persons Present to see us off we stoped
a short time at Ogden. We crossed green River in
the night I was not well I did not sleep last night
I felt quite unwell this morning

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~ Wednesday


Aug 30, 1893
We took breakfast on the cars stoped a short
time at Laramie also At Greely we arived
in Denver and the Quire sang in the Methodist
Episcopal Church & the congregation was over-
whelming many could not get standing Room
we took a ride through the city in the Afternoon
with a veicle that carried 15 of us there were
a great Number of splendid & Expensive dwellings
The Quire took in $1220 for their singing


~ Thursday


31. We travelled & stoped at Ellis and other places
as we passed through the day


~ Friday


Sept 1. we were Met by a committee from Jackson
County
Missouri we Met the Mayor & committee
on the Temple Block and the Quire sang there but
it was so crouded we went into the Tabernacle
near by the Temple Block & we sang there The Mayor
had lost one Arm in the Armey but the one
arm left He kindly gave to me while I was
with Him One vary stricking incident was worthy
of record I went through Jackson County with Harry
Brown
in 1834 on a Mission to the southern states at
that time we had to keep secreted so the people would
not know that we were in the county as our lives would
be sacrafized if they knew that two Mormon Mission-
aries were in the county. Now the Mayor of the city
of Independance comes & greets us with the warmest
reception. How Great the contrast we give God the praise

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Sept 1, 1893
We returned to Kansas City And the Quire sang
in Kansas City we took a ride through Kansas
City but found the city far inferior in many respects
to Denver in respect to the private Residences


~ Saturday


2. We reached St Louis a little before 10 oclok aM all were
Pleased with the scenery in Missouri the track ran
near the river a good Deal of the time Presidents Cannon
& Smith visited the city & Bridges I did not feel able
Mr Dudgridge & Townsend RR superintendents visit
us. The consort was held at the Exposition Building
which seats 3500 and the seats mostly ocupied


~ Sunday


Sunday 3. we reached Chicago half past 8 And the
choir had to be taken to the various Hotels the Labor
was variy great Esspecially [for] the femals as they were
faint for the want of food. We finally went to the
Montreal Hotel. We had a Difficulty about our trunks
and Baggage we spent the day here


~ Monday


4 We went to the Utah House on the fair grounds
& Met with G Q Cannon & H J Grant on Money
Matters we spent a part of the day visiting the fair
I occupied a chair a part of the Day Brother Grant obtained
some money at a fearful per cent. He obtained a loan
of $250000 for 2 years at 6 per cent and a bonus of
$50000 this is to save the banks. He had another progect
in his mind about obtaining Money


~ Tuesday


5 I have a cold upon my Lungs I went to the fair & visited
all the fisheries this Morning which was vary interesting

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Sept 5th 1893
At the close of the Fishe[r]ies I visited the Liberal Art
Galery it was a vary grand scene A man would
want a Month to go through this fair ground & to
do Justice in Examing what the Grounds contained
This was the day when the Maile Members of
the various Quires contested for the Prizes I did
not attend but Prest G Q Cannon did. The Welch [Welsh]
drew the prizes in this contest. I spent most of this
day in the Liberal Arts Building


~ Wednesday


6 We visited the Auditorium Hotel in Chicago the
grandest Hotel in the city we visited the Masonic
Art Building
21 Stories high we went up near the
top in an Elevator said to be about the Highest
Building in the world


~ Thursday


7 We went to an Oyster House for Breakfast we visited
Mr Pulman who gave us the use of the Pulman Car
Mr Pulman informed us that his Grand Mother
was a Mormon It is reported that Mr Pulman
had made $55000000 Dollars out of the Pulman
Car. He treated us vary kindly At 3 oclock P.M.
we visited Buffalo Bills Wild West Show and
Enjoyed it vary much Mr Alexander Majors
was Here & at the close of the show He took us to
Mr Codys tent, who had a plesant interview
with us and our company was introduced to him
He admitted our party free. There was the finest
shooting by Cody & a woman I Ever saw
He had a whole [herd] of Buffalo on the ground to shoot at

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~ Friday


Sept 8, 1893
I went to the Utah Building & Met with Gov West
& R C. Chambers Col Lett & C Crane & other citizens
we went to the Administration Building and we were
introduced to the National Committee The President
Ex Senator Palmer suspended Procedings during the
cerimon[y] Gov West made a nice speach to which the
Representative from Deleware made a vary happy resp-
onse I was requested to speak to them as a Pioneer
which I did in few words We then went to the
Festive Hall to Attend the contest of the four Quires
of singers for the Prizes. The Salt Lake Quire did
splendid and made a fine appearance The first Prize
was given to the Searton Quire. The second Prize
was awarded to our Quire. I think without Doubt
that our Quire was the Best & should have had the first
Prize But the Quire that took the first Prize was Welsh
and the Welsh furnished the Money And it could
hardly be Expected that they would give it to a Mormon
Quire Though one of the Judges said the Salt Lake Quire
ought to have it In the Evening I Attended a reception
in the Utah Building I stood on my feet & shook hands
I think with several hundred person from the various
Nations of the Earth untill i was tiered out


~ Saturday


9. I took breakfast at the Burton Hall and went to
Festival Hall & Lincoln Park which covers
^{Sunday} 10^ 675 Acres it was beautifully adorned with flowers
Powns & Lawns we traveled 25 Miles

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Sept 9, 1893
In company with Prest Cannon I went to the
Festive Hall arived at 11:30 aM R. C. Chambers
the Chairman of the Utah Commissioners Presided
over the Procedings. The Salt Lake Quire sang several
Peaces. Mr Chambers made some opening remarks
Gov West made the oration occupying about 25 M
and spoke vary well. W Woodruff spoke about
5 Minuts on the Pioneers of Utah President G Q
Cannon spoke abot 15 M. I spoke with a strong voi[c]e
and was listened to attentively so was the speech of
President Cannon I returned to the Utah building and
was introduced to several Gentlemen among the number
was Honore J. Jackson he had some Indian Blood in
him He was in the Canadian Rebellion He has sympathy
with all indians He believed in the Mormon History
towards the Indians


~ Sunday


10 I spent most of the day in riding through Lincoln
Park as spoke off on the 9. In the Evening I took up my
abode at Mrs Osgood House at Michigan Avenue
No 1628. we took our baggage there


~ Monday


11 I went to the Utah House & was taken quite
sick with the Cholary Morbus I returned to my Boarding
House & was sorely afflicted with Purging & vomiting
I was quite sick through the night


~ Tuesday


12 I was better this morning but kept my bed
most of the day was taken bad again in the night


~ Wednesday


13 I got some better to got up & Dressed G Q. C. visited me

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~ Thursday


Sept 14, 1893
I was much Better this morning and I went to the
fair And I saw more to day than half the time
I have been in the fair I visited the fine Arts building
went through it And it was like a sea of sculpture
& Art Painting it was immens Then I visited the
streets of Cario saw the Camels & Asses & Belowan
Arabs & Turks & their Harams I visited their
Temple saw 10 Mummies Heard a Lecture of the Temple
I then went through the old Moorish Palace it was
about the grandest affair I Ever saw it seemed as
though a person should spend a week in it in order
to Examine what it contained


~ Friday


15 Keys crossed I made an appointment with Prest Cannon
to go and visit Mr Joseph S Woodruff & son
Joseph B Woodruff we found them at the Hartford
Building which they had built up themselves at the
(cornor of Dearborn & Madisons streets) They are
from the same country as myself probably distant
Relatives He agreed to send me a record of his Fathers
Household He appeared to be a rich Man. In the Evening
in company with H. B. Clawson & Daughter with Blanch
& Alice I visited the Crucifixion on canvass it
was the Most Exciting scene on canvass I Ever
saw we could see All over Jerrusalem & the surroun-
ding country for 30 miles & those who were assembled
at the Crucifixion the Lecturer pointed out the Temple
Harrods residence & all the ressidences of the country

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Sept 15 1893
This was all upon canvass not 30 feet from our Eyes
we had the same view with the Burning of Chicago
also the representation of the Burning Mountain or crator
of Kilauea they were all vary Natural and splendid
views I ought to have stated before speaking of the
Evening work that at 2 oclok PM. We were
called upon by Councillor Boyle & Mr Beatie with
a fine carriage & took us with Bishop Clawson
to the Chicago Stock yards which was truly a
great sight to see the Expiditious manner in which
the cattle, hogs, sheep & calves were slaughtered it
was wonderful what an amount was slaughtered
in a Day


~ Saturday


16 I spent most of the day in my room the
children went to the fair & Emma visited the
Cruscifixon the Burning of Chicago & other things
I paid my Bill $62 for Board & Room. We went
in the Evening to our car the Pickwick to start
upon our Journey home by the Rock Island route
we started about 11 oclok I did not sleep during the night


~ Sunday


17 Sunday we traveled in sight of Many thousands of
Acres of corn in the state of Ioway it is a great state
for corn the Ioway State House in the fair was in a
great measure composed of corn in the Ear it was
a sight to see it we passed Council Bluffs on the
Banks of the MO River we stop a short time
in Omahaw a few miles from Council Bluffs

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~ Monday


Sept 18, 1893
We passed over 100 miles of Barren Plains still we
Passed many thoughsands of Acres of corn. We
Passed through the grand Gorge


~ Tuesday


19 we passed through Price this morning Early and crossed the summit and down the spanish fork
arived at Provo & stoped a short time then continued
on to Salt Lake whare I met with my family
& friends and was welcomed home with Glad hearts Having travelled to Chicago & Back 3000 Miles


~ Wednesday


20 I went to the office & Met many friends
who rejoiced at our return. we find money needed
upon Every hand to Pay debts I received 10 Letters


~ Thursday


21 I spent most of the day in the Temple & office


~ Friday


22nd I spent the day in the office & attended to the duties of the same


~ Saturday


23 I spent the day at home I was visited By Mrs
Pendleton and Mr B H Maples from Connecticut
my Native Place. We spent several hours together
He wanted to investigate Mormonism wanted to
Read the Book of Mormon I told him to call
at my office & I would give him some of our
Books and show him what attention I could


~ Sunday


24 Sunday I attended Meeting at the Tabernacle
Moses Thatcher spoke 50 M G Q Cannon 45 M
& W Woodruff 5 Minuts at the close of the
Meeting Mr Maples called upon me at the
stand. I Also attended a Meeting in the Farmers
ward & spoke a short time

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~ Monday


Sept 25 1893
I met with Mr Maples in the office also
Mr Green. I gave Mr Maples A large Print
of Book of Mormon Doctrins & Covenants The
History of Utah By Whitney the seer voice of
warning
& A single key with teeth to the right key to Theology He wanted to inves-
tigate Mormonism He spent an hour in
conversation He is publishing a Paper and said
He would do what He could for us We received
a Draft of $10000 from our sugar factory
on the Islands we divided it up & Paid Debts with
it as far as we could


~ Tuesday


26. A hand pointing to the right I wrote Letters to David P Phebe Scholes
A Telegram came from Col Trumbo And about
midnight G. Q. Cannon H B Clawson & Nephe
Clayton
Left for Sanfrancisco


~ Wednesday


27. I spent the day in the office & sufferd with sore throat


~ Thursday


28. I am quite Poorly M Thatcher & H B Preston
L Snow with others of the Twelve called upon us we
adjourned our Meeting at the Temple in consequence
of my State of Health


~ Friday


29. I went to the office & Met with Brother Cederstrom
& several other Brethren from Utah Lake concerning
A Quiry [quarry] of Onyx They had not means to Devellop
it & called upon to assist them which we thought
of trying to do Also my son Marion in connexion
with sever[al] other men was inventing & Preparing
A new saw to saw rock which would saw 10 times as fast as the old way

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~ Sautday


Sept 30 1893
I spent the day at home reading


~ Sunday


Sunday Oct 1. I was not well I spent the day at home


~ Monday


2 I went to the office Met with J D T McAllister He had
come to Salt Lake to Attend the funeral of his son
Daniel Handley McAllister 36 years of Age. I went
to the Temple with Prest J. F. Smith & Bishops Preston &
Winder to Examine some finishing up which ought to
be done before winter Bishop Preston wants $10000
dollars to day & we do not know how to get it


~ Tuesday


3 I met with A O Smoot who was liable to be
sued for $80,000 Dollars on the B Y Academy
we did not see any way to help him I Paid
Wilford Jr. to day to pay on a Note which He had
undersigned on another mans Note $336.


~ Wednesday


4 I spent the day in the office I met with the board of
the savings Bank & found times close also the State Bank
we had a rainy day to day


~ Thursday


5. I went to the office Met with Prest Cannon went
to the Temple Partook of the Sacrament had a good time
returned to the office Met the Board of Savings Bank
untill 4 oclok we then Met with the board of ZCMI


~ Friday


6 I was quite Poorly to day But I attended the first day of
conference G. Q. Cannon Lorenzo Snow & F D Richards spoke
in the forenoon & the Teaching was all good. in the Afternoon
H J Grant, HJohn Henry Smith J W Taylor & & M W Merrill
spoke & we had a good Day

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~ Saturday


ApOct 7, 1893
Conference Met at 10 oclok F M Lyman G Teasdale
A. H Cannon spoke in the fore noon At Noon David
H Cannon
was set apart to Preside over St George
Temple
Joseph F Smith was Mouth Afternoon the
Authorities of the Church were Presented & report of the
work in the S. L. Temple was read. B Young spok 30 M
& M Thatcher 29 M. Reports of the ordinances in the
Temple was read And Primary Association &
Church Schools was read


~ Sunday


8 Sunday Joseph F Smith occupied Most of the fore
noon. W Woodruff spoke 30 M, & G Q Cannon 45 M
W Woodruff dismissed


~ Monday


9. I met with the Priesthood & scientific Association
in the Church University. After the scientific Association
society was Dismissed we then met with the Priesthood
The Presidency & L Snow all spoke W. Woodruff give
the Authorities to understand they must not interfere
with the Reliefs Society about storing up wheat
in the Afternoon I met many at the office


~ Tuesday


10 B H Roberts made his report of the Religious Congress
Mr Haweis spent 2 hours with us He lecturd at Night
Brother Grow from Palestine give a History of the country


~ Wednesday


11 I met the Presidents of Seventies


~ Thursday


12 We met with Col Trumbo & talked over our affairs
we visited Mrs Trumbo we held a Meeting in the Temple
& Prayer circle we were visited By Mr Budgett Meakin
we are visited by many strangers these days

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~ Friday


Oct 13 1893
I spent the day in the office met with Many visitors


~ Saturday


14. I spent the day at home I pruned the grape vines


~ Sunday


15 Sunday I spent the day at home reading


~ Monday


16 I received 5 Letters I wrote to Sarah & Mary I met
with the Board of Education the Parent Board {I had the [illegible shorthand] in the [stomach]}


~ Tuesday


17 Keys crossed I Met with GQC. J.F.S with several of the Twelve
& McCallister, D. H. Cannon M W Merrill who preside over
the Three Temples & L Snow of Salt Lake Temple & spent
three hours in harmanizing the Different Modes of
ceremonies in giving Endowments {I burned up} $10000000 Notes


~ Wednesday


18 I met with Br McDonald about Mexican Lands
Also with Br James about Money the Saltair Co
owed him we had a good Deal of company
I Paid taxes $1127, $52, $1.65 $119.15 total $1299.80


~ Thursday


19. I met with the Twelve in the Temple Had Prayers and a
council. we had a good Deal of company at the office


~ Friday


20. We met with the Twelve on Mexican affairs we met
with Allexander McDonald about Mexican Lands
I met with Phebe & Marian Phebe got her Package
& Marion wanted me to sign a Note for $100 with 25 percent
interest which I would not sign


~ Saturday


21 I spent the day at home reading


~ Sunday


22nd Sunday I spent the day reading History of Joseph Smith


~ Monday


23 Met Armstrong on the Onyx Beds Brother & Syster Horn
called upon Endowments for Dead friends I wrote to
Wm Atkin I Just Received a Telegram saying
that Both Houses of Congress had passed the Bill restoring
our Personal Property to the Presidency of the Church

Page 48

~ Tuesday


Oct 24, 1893
F S Richards Account of the Bill giving us back our Money
was Recived we had quite a Number of callers


~ Wednesday


25 I received one Dozen cutting of grapes Black-
Scuppernong from the South called a vary valuable Grape
Wm W Cluff called upon us for some council. I wrote
^ A hand pointing to the right^ 2 letters one to Bishop Farrell & one to Sylvia M Thompson


~ Thursday


26 Legrand Young called spoke about the Atorney General
interfereing with our Money Bill that Passed
Congress & signed By the President interfered with
By the Atorney General Legrand Young says He
cannot hender the Payment of the Money


~ Friday


27. We were visited By A Mr Lewis from Honolulu


~ Saturday


28. I spent the day at home and in the Evening I went on
Board of a Private car twith the Apostles to attend the conference
we arived at Logan about midnight 100 Miles


~ Sunday


29. Sunday we stoped at Brother Moses Thatcher & took
Breakfast & Met the Saints in the Tabernacle at 10 oclok
At which time conference opened By Prayer By
Bishop Farrill ^M W Merrill^, W. Woodruff spoke 15 Minuts G Q Cannon 465,
B Young 15 M. Afternoon sacrament Administered
And an overflow Meeting of several Hundred below
W Woodruff spoke to the general congregation 45 Minuts
J F Smith 50 M. We held a Meeting in the Evening & WW.
spoke 20 GQC. 40 M, F. M. Lyman 42.


~ Monday


30. Met at 10 {o'clock} Prayer By Bishop Ferrill WW spoke 15 M
G Q Cannon spoke 45 M. Afternoon Prayer By C W Wilken
M Thatcher spoke 20 M F M Merrill 5, J F Smith 12 M

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30 1893
We went into Smithfield to hold a Meeting I met with
my Daughters Bell & Sylvia & their children we Met
in the Tabernacle with a crouded House W Woodruff spoke 25 m
G Q Cannon 20, J. F Smith 20, J F. Smith 15, C W Wilken
10 M, Arthur Winter 5 M, WW 25. We went on board of carrs


~ Tuesday


31. We left Smithfield at 5 oclok & arived in Salt Lake at
9 oclock we had an interview with Brother Clawson and
Brothe Bean. We attended a Meeting in the Temple & took
Dinner in celebration of the marriage of J R Winder
speaches were made & Dinner partaken off 100 Mile


~ Wednesday


Nov 1. we met many Brethren in the Morning


~ Thursday


2nd We met the Twelve in the Temple at 3 oclok & we spok
upon business in the fore part of the day we were visited
by the sisters in the interest of the Deseret Hospital


~ Friday


3. we heard correspondent Letters being Read then
to the report of F. S. Richards in his labor in wash-
ington
upon our Personal Property


~ Saturday


4 I spent the day at home reading & attending to Duties
of the day visited Brother Cannon family & Admin-
isterd to 2 of his family who were vary sick


~ Sunday


5 Sunday
I spent
the day at home mostly reading, we went to Claries
in the Evening


~ Monday


6. I spent the day in the office had many visiters


~ Tuesday


7. We had the Election to Day I voted for the first time
in many years it was a vary Exciting Day The
citizens gained the Election in Salt Lake City

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~ Wednesday


Nov 8, 1893
Report comes in this Morning that many of the Eastern
Democratic states have gone Republican And Salt Lak
City
has gone into the Hands of the citizens instead
of the Liberals I received a letter from Mary saying
her Mother was vary sick


~ Thursday


9. The political card shoes [shows] a great Majority for the
Republicans throughout the United States and that
the Utah Legislature will be a majority Repullican
while last session there was not a Republican in the
Legislature My Daughter Arabell Moses called upon me
On her way to visit her Mother in Provo


~ Friday


10 In company with G. Q. Cannon J. F. Smith & F Armstrong
I took cars rode to Lehi Junkson then went west to
Camp Floyd [and] on to the RR Station we then took a
carriage & rode south west to the Mountains to see
some Onyx beds we took Dinner at the tent then
went to the East & visited the Largest Onyx Bed
opened we then returned to Camp Floyd & onto the
station took cars & returned to Salt Lake Distance 85 M


~ Saturday


11 Emma & myself took cars & Rode to Provo to visit
Sarah who had been vary sick also May we found
Mary well & Sarah much Better we found Br A. O Smoot
much worse with his kidney Disease we return 5100 M


~ Sunday


12 I spent the day at home reading


~ Monday


13 I met at the office H B. Clawson H. J. Grant on
Business I received 2 letters we received a Letter
from Gen Clarkson

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~ Tuesday


Nov 14, 1893
I met in the office Mr Bannester with Frank Cannon
wanted to Esstablish a chemical Bplant in Ogden
wanted us to Father it He thought it would be a
great Blessing to the People of Utah we Met with
Wm W Cluff & H B Clawson upon coal matters
A hand pointing to the right I wrote one Letter to Nellie


~ Wednesday


15 Bishop Clawson called upon us. Judge Zane and a
Mr Lawrence called upon us He was Judge Zane Brother
in Law this is the first time that Judge Zane Ever called
up[on] us they talked upon many subjects we had a good
Deal of company Lorenzo Snow called upon Temple work


~ Thursday


16 Mr Rion called upon us & conversed
upon Bullion Beck Matters Legrand Young called
upon us upon business we had a cold snow snow
storm last night we went to the Temple at 2 {o'clock} & had
Prayers and attended to the duties of the day


~ Friday


17. I spent the day in the office Brother Webber & Row
called upon us & informed us that Br Row had
resigned his position in the Z.C.M.I & we made
an Appointment to meet the board of ZCMI
on Monday the 20.


~ Saturday


18 I spent the day at home Done some choreing
I tied up my Jappan wine buries &c


~ Sunday


19 Sunday I took cars with G. Q. Cannon & J. F Smith
& Rode to Provo & Attended the Young Mens Mutual
improvement Association
Reports were given J F Smith
spoke in the forenoon 64, WW. Afternoon 58, & GQC 35. returned to Salt Lake 100 Miles

Page 52

~ Tuesday


Nov 21, 1893
I received a Box of cut flowers sugar cane & Rice
from C M Hanson Alabalma we had many
calls. Brother Webber & Carlson called upon us for
instruction concerning L H Hill a Banker the
Presidency of the stake called upon us & Discussed
some Matters of Duty J. R. Winder called & we
talked with him about his son. Wm W. Cluff
called upon Business I went to the Theater in the
Evening ^ An arrow^ I had a terrible fall from a log a foot
above the ground fell whole broad side & stood a good
chance to have broaken my limbs but it ownly bruised
me some we talked to Bishop Winder about his son.


~ Wednesday


22. I gave Deeds to day to Emma S. Woodruff to one quarter
section of Land in Deseret 160 Acres & to Abraham Owen
Woodruff
80 Acres Joining south of his Mothers & Asahel
H Woodruff
480 Acres joining Owens on the south
I met with Bishops Preston & Burton about Borrowing
Money for the Church on my Valley House Property I was
advised by my Brethren not to do i&t & took their advise
We held a Meeting with Frank Cannon about entering into
a stock company to form a Reservoy in Ogden Canyn
to carry out a business of Irigation & Manufacturing
&c which we agreed to do I wrote to Sarah & sent her
$20 & $10 tithing


~ Thursday


23. I spent the forenoon in the office & went to the Temple
at 2 oclok & had Prayers And attended to such business
as was before us

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~ Friday


Nov 24, 1893
[FIGURES] We met with Mr Banester & Frank Cannon
From Ogden & Finished up the Names for the organization
of the Pioneer Electric Company of Ogden
The names of the Board in Salt Lake City are
Wilford Woodruff, George Q. Cannon Joseph F. Smith
Asahel H. Woodruff & John R Winder, And in Ogden
Frank J Cannon C K Bannister And A. B. Patton
of Ogden. G. Q. Cannon is President, Fred J Keiesel
Vice President C K Bannister secretary & treasurer
& Frank Cannon general manager


~ Saturday


25. I spent the day at home choring


~ Sunday


26. Sunday raining some I spent the day reading


~ Monday


27 I went to the office in the morning and at 2:45
I took carr with G. Q. C. & J F Smith & J R Winder &
Asahel H Woodruff & went to Ogden & met with
several Men & finished our orgianization of the
Pioneer Electric Company of Ogden We spent
the night at Frank Cannons 40 Miles


~ Tuesday


28 We returned to Salt Lake City And Met with
the company who built the Saltair Pavilion they
wanted a settlement with the Saltair Company 40 M


~ Wednesday


29 I met with several of Twelve in the morning we
listoned to the Reading of a lecture of Professor Talmage
on doctrin was visitage by M W Merrill


~ Thursday


30 We held Thanksgiving to day I staid at home
Asahel & Owen went to Cedar fort to shoot Rabbits
Their were 40 Men & they Killed 600 Rabbits 15 Each.

Page 54

~ Friday


Dec 1, 1893
I spent the day in the office Brother George Emmett Browning
A Missionary from the Samoan Islands He gave
us a history of the Island the war cutting off the
A hand pointing to the right Heads of the Natives in the Battle &c. I wrote 2 letters
to James G Bleak & Bishop Ferrill of Smithfield it rained
most of the Day


~ Saturday


2 I spent most of the day in the office Brother G. Q. C
and H B. Clawson was contemplating going East on
church Business I spent the Evening at home


~ Sunday


3 Sunday I spent the forenoon at home Reading I visited
Clara & family in the Evening


~ Monday


4. I spent the day in the office A meeting was held
at the office of the Board of Bulione Beck Mine a
dividend was Declard A meeting was held of
the Pioneer Brigham Young Monument Company
Meeting [with] Mr Heywood corresspondent of N. Y Tribune,
Chicago Tribune, Boston Transcript. He spent several
hours with us taking items I gave him 4 of my liknesses
for the Different Papers I Paid my paving tax on
west Temple street 2nd Payment of $712.99 & Wilfords $180.66
total $893.65, two more Payments in 6 Months Eachh


~ Tuesday


5 I met with senator Warren had conversation with
him. Myself & Cannon & Smith Received a Present of
Painting from Alfred Lambourne of Adam Ondi Ahman
I Paid him $7.50 cents for the frame as did Brothers
Cannon & Smith Brother G Q Cannon & H B Clawson
Prepared for Leaving in the Morning

Page 55

~ Wednesday


Dec 6 1893
We Met at the office Brother Wm w Cluff who called
to make his Report of his visit at the coal & Iron beds
of Iron County which was vary interesting we also met
Mr Heywood & wife who spent an hour with us. The
Ex Marshal Parsons called upon us concerning his
Ranch that Charles Wilcken had visited. He
wanted us to visit Buy it


~ Thursday


7. quite a company of Burlington R R Men called
upon us Also Alexander Nichelson who went to
the Tabernacle to hear the organ we held a Meeting with
the Pavilion Company about their loss we adjourned
the Meeting untill Br Cannon Returned we went to
the Temple & had prayers


~ Friday


8 Wm W Cluff called upon us & made a report
of his visit to Iron County & the coal Beds I had
a conversation with Martha N Sawyier about
her family Affairs. I consented for the Tabernacle
Quire
to hold a conscert with Madam Patti to join


~ Saturday


9. Saturday I spent the day at home choreing with
the Men in fixing up things on the Place
The visit to us of Alexander Nichelson K C. Knight
commander of the Royal Household Portugal, Atache to the
Imperial Russian Commission, Worlds Columbian Exposition
This man is among the most Noted Dignitaries of the
Russian Government. I gave him my likeness, & 2 volums of
the History of Utah. we are begining to be visited by the great
men of the whole Earth The revelations of God are being fulfilled concerning Zion

Page 56

~ Monday


Dec 11, 1893
^ Keys crossed^ I spent the day in the office I called my son
Abraham Owen Woodruff with several other young
Men upon a Mission to Jermany He is willing to go
John W Hess & J H Grant called upon me from
Davis wanted help to pay for an Academy
Professor Talmage & Nichelson called & Read Br
Talmage Lecture on Doctrin


~ Tuesday


12 I spent the day in the office I met with Governor
MConell of Idaho spent an hour with us this
Morning Brothe Budge was with the Governor
B H Roberts called upon us upon business


~ Wednesday


13 I spent the day in the office I met with quite
a Number of Parties upon Business
13 Keys crossed A crown Glory to God in the Highest for He
fulfills his word to the Sons of Men. What we
have been looking for so Long came to Pass
this day. The House of Representatives of
the Congress of the United States P^assed^ a Bill for
the Admission of Utah into the Union with
Equal Powers of the other states with ownly five
5 opposing votes. I think it is an Event unheard
of in the whole History of the American Government
we trust it will soon Pass the Senate, and
be signed by the President & soon become a Law
we received Telegrams from G. Q. Cannon
Col Trumbo, & Gen Clarkson, which we answered
by Telegram. Also sent congratulations to Rawlins

Page 57

~ Thursday


Dec 14, 1893
14 Thursday we went to the Temple & had Prayers
in the forenoon we granted the use of the Tabernacle
for the use of the Educational Board


~ Friday


15 Keys crossed in company with Joseph F Smith & F D Richards
I rode to Ogden & Met with the conference of the
Relief Socity & Young Ladies Mutual there was
supposed to be 1500 persons Peresent I shook hands
with more than 100 persons WW spoke in the
forenoon 20 M J F Smith 20 M. Afternoon
W Woodruff spoke 60 M Emily Richards reported
our cause at the fair W. Wood Bishop MCquarrie
spoke 10 M F E Brown 10 M, Sister Monch 6 F D Richards
15 M. Jane Richards spoke 10 M W Woodruff Dismissed
we administered to a sick woman we went to Brother
F D Richards & took supper & Returned to S L C. 80 Miles


~ Saturday


16. I spent the day at home Reading


~ Sunday


17. Sunday I spent this day at home reading


~ Monday


18 I met with F. S Richards & Bishop Preston at the
office About a Deed of Land in Mexico A mistake
was made in the Deed


~ Tuesday


19 I met with several Dignitaries of the Railroad
I Received a Letter from G. Q. Cannon Telegrams were
sent to the Chairman on Territories from both parties
pThe Liberal Party disbanded last night and to day
cease to Exist The Clergymen of various sects
met Last night & the Majority voted to no longer oppose
Statehood for Utah a great change is manifest concerning The saints.

Page 58

~ Wednesday


Dec 20, 1893
I spent the day in the office And attended to the duties of the
A hand pointing to the right day I received 3 Letters, one from G. Q. Cannon


~ Thursday


21. Received a Letter from G Q Cannon concerning
his son we Met at the Temple & had prayers


~ Friday


22. I spent the day in the office & had a good Deal company


~ Saturday


23 I spent the day at home reading


~ Sunday


24 Sunday I spent the day in the House reading


~ Monday


25 Keys crossed Christmass I had my family together
all well and Happy Prest G. Q. Cannon arived home
this morning &from New York & called uppoon me.


~ Tuesday


26 I went to the office found Cannon & Grant company
together And I met quite a Number of Men
A hand pointing to the right I wrote 3 Letters to Brother Thompson Cottam & Atkin


~ Wednesday


27. We met with the onyx company in the morning
then with F. S. Richards upon the Saltair business


~ Thursday


28 I met with Jaques & Carter in the Morning upon the
Valley House Rent Met with H. B. Clawson about the Hospital
with Roberts about politics. I wrote 2 letters to Sarah
sent her $15 in tithing & $10 cash to fish culture $1


~ Friday


29 A snow storm I met at the office & at
10 oclock with the Twelve & continued our
Meeting upon the subject of Building a Rail Road
to Loass Angels speeches were made upon
the subject of our providing work for the People
Keys crossed We spent two days 28 & 29 in the Temple with the
Twelve upon the purchasing of some coal Mines in
Cedar City & the building of a Rail Road to Loss Angels

Page 59

Dec 29, 1893
These two Last days have been vary important
ones in my History My two councillors & the Twelve
Apostles Depend upon me to Decide upon this
important subject After two days discussion upon
this subject I decided it wisdom to Buy the Mines
or coal Beds Examined By Wm W Cluff, also
to build the Rail Road if the Lord opened the way


~ Saturday


30. I spent the day at home


~ Sunday


31. Sunday I spent this day at home mostly reading


This is the Last of the year of 1893. It has been a vary
important year in Many respects It has been a hard
year throughout the world in financial Matters money
hard to obtain. Their has been the Greatest changes taken
place concerning the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints during the year 1893 Ever known since it's
Organization A Bill for the Admission of Utah into
the Union as A State Passed the House of Representatives
with ownly 5 opposing votes. The Mormon Quire took
the 2nd Prize in the Chicago fair in contesting agains the
world W. Woodruff G Q Cannon & J F Smith as the
Presidency of the Church was Received with open
Arms at the Chicago fair by the Leading Men of the world
Even the Mayor & citizens of Jackson County Enterta-
inded us & made us welcome And all our opponets
in Utah have laid down the weapons of war And
Ask for a state Government Our Temple is Dedicated
on the following Page will be recorded A synopsis of 1893

Page 60

A Synopsis of Wilford Woodruff Labors in 1893
I spent most of this [year] at my Desk in my office
Attending to the duties of the Presidency which
were various and Extensive. I travelled 3913 Miles
I Attended 8 conference Held 35 Meeting Deliverd 30 Dis[courses]
I attended 52 Meetings with the Twelve, and 25 prayer circle
I wrote 72 Letters, Received 56. Blessed 5 children
I paid $1299.80 Taxes and $900 Tithing
I paid $2000 Donation on the Temple in 1893
The greatest Event of 1893 was the Dedication
of the Great Salt Lake Temple Wilford Woodruff
Dedicated it first And attended the first
21 Meetings & through sickness was absent on the
15 & 16. The power of God was Manifest in the
dedication of this Temple & many things revealed
by the power of God to the Presidency of
the Church Near 50 years ago while in the
city of Boston I had a vision of going with the Saints
to the Rocky Mountains Building a Temple And I dedicated it
two nights in succession biefore John Taylors Death president
Young gave me the Kees of the Temple & told me to go and
Dedicate it which I did

Page 61

WILFORD WOODRUFF'S
JOURNAL
FOR
1894

Page 62

~ Monday


Jan 1, 1894
I spent most of the day at home went to Clara
& took Dinner of Turkey went to the Theater in the Evening


~ Tuesday


2nd Received a Letter from Sarah at Provo Professor
Talmage called & read his lecture upon baptism
J Jaques & Mr Carter of the Valley House called
upon the Business of the House


~ Wednesday


3 I spent the day in the office Mostly in company with my
two councillers I went to Nephyi Claytons & took a Meal
of fresh oysters on the shell & clams. I attended a Bank Meeting


~ Thursday


4th I spent the forenoon in the office the Afternoon in the Temple
And had Prayers


~ Friday


5. I spent most of the day in the office Professor Talmage 6 Mils
read to the Presidency his lecture upon Faith Repentance and
Baptism and the reception of the Holy Ghost


~ Saturday


6 I attended the priesthood meeting at the Assembly Hall
some 20 Men were called to be ordained Elders A M
Cannon
gave instruction to the Meeting followed By
G. Q. Cannon & W. Woodruff


~ Sunday


7. Sunday I spent the day at home reading


~ Monday


8 I met with quite a company of Bankers & business
^ An arrow^ men at the office to see what could be done for
Leonard WG. Hardy who was a Defa^u^lter in the Money He
had collected for the county & city Amounting to $28000.
We have strugeled several Days to relieve him but have
not been Able to Accomplish it


~ Tuesday


9. We met again this morning on Hardy's affairs
we were full of business all day

Page 63

Jan 9, 1894
Keys crossed This has been an important day concerning affairs
of the Church the U.S. Government has had possession
of the Real Esstate of the Church, & nearly $500000 dollars
of our money & stocks for several years in the courts
for years & the Congress of the United States
Passed a Bill to restore our personal Property
& the supreme Court ordered the money to be
turned over to the Presidency of the Church but it
had to be turned over to the supreme Court
of Utah Territory to day the supreme Court
here ordered the Receiver to turn over the
Money to the Presidency of the Church amounting
to ($438174.39) which will help us to partly
to Pay our debts Also the shares 4742 of the
Telegraph Line And office furniture in the hands
of James Jack in church office, in Presidents office
office furniture and Books in Historians office and
office furniture andturned over By late receiver
Dyer to present receiver Lawrence Now this order
to turn over this money will assist us to pay a
Part of the Debts. We had much company Bishop
Preston called upon us again about $140000 dollars
He owed to the Banks Br Goosebeck & wife called about
a Bill of Divorce


~ Wednesday


10. I spent the day in the chur office Had a report from
Smith & Hardy concerning there survey for a Rail Road
& we talked about the Bank

Page 64

~ Thursday


Jan 11, 1894
We attended to some business & went to the Temple had
Prayers & went to President G. Q. Cannons
House, took supper this Meeting was in honor
of Brother Cannon Birthday he being 67 years of age
this 11 day of Jan 1894 we had a good Party speeches
were Maide & a good speechesirit prevailed


~ Friday


12 Keys crossed We The Presidency of the Church signed a
releas of the Church Money in the Hands of the receiver
wh[o] was to turn it over to day to us. We heard
the Lecture on the Sacrament Read by Professor
Talmage


~ Saturday


13 A hand pointing to the right I signed to day as Trustee in trust
$438,000,174.39 [$438,174.39] drafts upon several Bank
This is the Money turned over by the Congress of
the United States & the supreme Courts to the Presidency
of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
I met with my councillers at the office to arange
our Financial Matters


~ Sunday


14 Sunday in company with G Q Cannon & J F Smith
I rode on the UP to Provo & Attended the General
Conference
Brothe James E Daniels Prayed F M Lyman
spoke 35, J F Smith 55 M at Noon we met at A. O. Smoots
& G Q Cannon & J F Smith ordained John P. R. Johnson
^and George Holladay^ to the office of Patriarchs &
& Wm D. Robinson to the office of Bishop. In the Afternoon W Woodruff
spoke 36 M & G Q. Cannon 41 Minuts the House
was full & we had a good Meeting we returnd in the Evening 100 Miles

Page 65

~ Monday


Jan 15 1894
We Met at the office in the ^morning^ several of the Twelve and
with the board of ZCMI at 11 {o'clock} we voted to give to the
poor $150 in addition to the $125 given before we also
voted to omit Declairing a Dividend for the next 6 month
we had a Party of young People at our House in the Evening


~ Tuesday


16. We have a hard snow storm this morning we have a
Meeting this morning with the Twelve and we had
Meetings with others we voted to Build a Rail Road to Coleville


~ Wednesday


17. I met this morning with Wm W Cluff upon the
Coal Mindes of Coleville we also Met with Brother Eccles
about the settlement of the Saltair Pavilion work
it was voted to Allow the Bill of cost over the
contract price to Brother Eccles if He would buy
out Mr White of his $20000 dollar of stock in
the Mi Saltair Beach Company Brother Armstrong
called upon us we went to the Temple Attended to the
sacrament & other work


~ Thursday


18 YOU ARE HERE Prest G. Q. Cannon & H. B. Clawson left for New York
I spent the day in New Ythe office attending to the business


~ Friday


19th I spent the day in the office ^I Ordained A O Woodruff to the office of seventy & set him apart to a Mission to Jermaney^


~ Saturday


20 I spent the day at home Emma & Owen went to Provo
And just as they arived there Anna Smoot wife
of Abram O Smoot Died she has been low for Months


~ Sunday


21. Sunday I spent the day at home. I & Emma laid hands upon
the Head of Abraham Owen Woodruff our son and Blessed him
He also blessed me & his Mother He felt well about his Mission
and was willing to go upon his Mission

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~ Monday


Jan 22, 1894
I spent the day in the office F Armstrong & Heber Bennion
called & we done some business with them. My Nephew
A. H. Woodruff wrote to me saying his Father my
Brother Thompson was Dead. He died on the 28 Dec
1893 Aged 89 years & 6 days Being born Dec 22, 1804
A coffin Thompson Woodruff
Born Dec 22, 1804
Died Dec 28, 1893 Aged 89 Years 6 days
I also received a Letter from John H Woodruff on his Father Dead


~ Tuesday


23. I PAccompanied my son to the Depo to Join his
companions on their mission to Jermany it was hard
Parting with Owen & his Mother, & his home After
leaving home we drove to Ovando Beebe, & He parted with
her & the children I wrote one Letter to Asahel & one to
A hand pointing to the right A M Woodruff on the death of His Father


John W Hess & Brother Grant from Davis Stake called
As the President of the stake Wm R Smith was Dead they
called for council


~ Wednesday


24 I I spent the day in the office had a good Deal of company


~ Thursday


25 An Exceding busy day had an interview
with Professors Kingsbury & Stewart called upon
us & offered to give the Presidency of the State University
to Professor Talmage & wished us to unite
the Church University with the State University as
there is not means or students to sustain but one
University.

Page 67

Jan 25 1894
we met in the Temple & took up the subject of the uniting
of the Church & state Universities did not decide


~ Friday


26. A Hard snow storm I got a card from Owen
A hand pointing to the right I sent a Letter to Henry & E to Nellie I also wrote
a letter to Owen in care of Asahel I met with
Emil Maeser who has been on a Mission to Germany
& is called to go again


~ Saturday


27 I spent the day at home mostly reading


~ Sunday


28 Sunday I spent most of the day reading the History of the
Prophet Joseph Smith And when I contrast the great changes
of the Latter Day Saints between the Persecution of the people
in Jackson, Clay, Ray, Davis, [blank] Counties Missoury and our
condition to Day in Utah in the Rocky Mountains I feel
to thank God for the condition we are in to day


~ Monday


29. I met with Professors Kingsbury, Stewart & Talmage
Keys crossed I gave my consent to permit Professor Talmage to be
president of the State University & to suspend the Church
University
believing that if we carry on our Church
colleges, Academies, & schools it will be all we can do
for Many years while the University will be occupied
by our own sons & Daughters


~ Tuesday


30 I received a Letter from Philo Dibble And Answered
it I met with Brother Robert & others on reading his
Book on the succession of Priesthood


Keys crossed A crown I examined my trunk of Journals at night &
found all my Journals lost or missing from 1835 to 1847
I am in hopes to find them in the future ^F D Richards Has all these Journals.^

Page 68

~ Wednesday


Jan 31, 1894
I spent this day in the office Met with several of the Brethren


~ Thursday


Feb 1. I met with John Howard who gave me 1 Name of the
Woodruffe Sir Richard Woodrouffe in the 16 cent [16th century] I learned
that F. D. Richards had my lost Journals


~ Friday


2 I spent the day in the office I wrote a Letter to Jacob Brewer


~ Saturday


3 I spent the day at home reading


~ Sunday


4. Sunday I attended Meeting in the Tabernacl Joseph F Smith
spoke 1 H & 20 Minuts W Woodruff spoke 15 Minutes & bore
Testimony of the work of God in the Last days


~ Monday


5 I met with Orson Smith & James Sharp bringing Arguments
in behalf of the State University & Agreculturer College
A hand pointing to the right I received 5 Letters for the family from Owen I wrote
a Letter to Owen also Emma in the same Envellope


~ Tuesday


6. I met with several Brethren upon business I met with
E H Butler Editor of Buffalo Evening News He was
a Presbyterian Editor He was a good man and
Promised to do what He could for us & I think
He will I visited Bishop Burton with Asahel The
Bishop was vary having been kicked with a Horse on
both Legs beneah the knee & blood Poisen had set in
but he was better we administered to him


~ Wednesday


7. I met Wm W Cluff at the office and attended to business
with him I met with the Bank board & met with
F. D. Richards & F S Richards concerning some Matters
in Ogden


~ Thursday


8 I spent the forenoon in the office The Afternoon in the Temple


~ Friday


9. I spent the day in the office I signed a Note of $2000 for Reed Smoot

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~ Saturday


Feb 10, 1894
I spent the day at home reading


~ Sunday


11 Sunday I spent the day reading


~ Monday


12 A hand pointing to the right I wrote to Wm Atkin & to Owen & sent him an
invitation to our Birth Day Party. I got 250 invitations
to the Party Printed and I spent the Evening to a late hour
in singgning a hundred and fifty of the invitations to the
partys invited we sent 2 to Owen & 1 to each of these
with [blank]


~ Tuesday


13 I met with many parties to day got word that the
Steemer Dubbeldam upon which Owen & company
sailed would reach Rotterdam to day, later it has arived.


~ Wednesday


14. gave Br Wilcken My large likeness fo Calafornia fair
I signed 66 License for students in the Religion
classes to teach in any school in the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints. James Jack paid to day
J. T. Rich $4500. We still owe him $25000 on the Ioesepa
Ranch to susstain the Hawaiians


~ Thursday


15 G. Q. Cannon & H. B. Clawson arived this morning
Both came to the office and the Presidency were together
again we met with the board of Z.C.M.I Then with
Bishop Preston Bishop Burton of the farmers ward
is vary low I am afraid we will loose him


~ Friday


16 we are having the Hardest snow storm of the winter
I got a Letter from A. O. Smoot saying that He was failing fast
Cannon & Grant company are having a meeting at the office


~ Saturday


17. I spent the day at home reading & writing


~ Sunday


18 Sunday A Hard snow storm I spent the day at home

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~ Monday


Feb 19 1894
We had calls at the office several companies of Gentlemen
A hand pointing to the right I wrote a Letter to Owen containing Letter for Wilford
Beatie
& Emma W Woodruff G Q Cannon & J F Smith
laid Hands upon John Miller & ordained him to a High
Priest
72 years of Age & Brother to Bishop Reuben Miller


~ Tuesday


20. I met with Mr & Mrs Wright from Colombus Kansas
we met with David Ecckles & co., And with several men


~ Wednesday


21 I spent the day in the office attending to an appeal from Brigham City


~ Thursday


22 Washington Birth day I spent at home reading the
History of the United States


~ Friday


23 I met with Brothers Clawson & G. Q Cannon on their
visit in the East. We met with some members in the
^ A folded letter/box^ Legislatures. I received 3 Letters


~ Saturday


24. I spent the day at home reading


~ Sunday


25 Sunday I drove to Sessions to visit Sister Sarah Foss I
herd she was dying we found her alive but she was vary low
& suffering much I Blessed her & dedicated her to God
for her burial I then returned home distance 25 M


~ Monday


26. Keys crossed A crown This was a day Appointed for me to have
a Meeting with the leading Authorities of the Church & the
Temple workers in celebration of my 87 Birth day
instead of the 1st of March Our Meeting was in the Annex
of the Temple I went to the office in the morning
I received a Letter from my Grand Daughter
Eugenia Cody & sent Photograhh of Herself & 2 children
We met at the Temple at 1 oclock we met with 230 persons
we had speeches songs and a fest it was one of the greatest days of my life

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~ Tuesday


Feb 27, 1894
A plesant day I went to the office in the Morning we met
yesterday the 26 with members of the Legislature giving an
account of the Laws they were passing I received Telegrams
this Morning congratulating me upon the celebration of my birth
day
I received several Letters from Brethren in St George


~ Wednesday


28 This is the Last day of winter sfor 1893 & 4. we met
with Wm W Cluff on the coal Beds of Coleville. Also
with Brother Scearse on Legislative Business our church business
is becoming formidable God ownly can carry us through.


~ Thursday


[March 1] A heart Wilford Woodruff
Born March 1, 1807
Aged 87 years
old this Day
A heart Emma Woodruff
Born March 1, 1838
Aged 56 years
old this day


We celebrated this our birthday in the Annex of the Temple
by meeting 230 of our friends, including the Presidency
of the Church, the Twelve Apostles, the workers in the Temple
our families, & other friends we had speeches singing
and Prayer we also had a feast At the close we shook
Hands with the whole company with the salutation of God Bless you

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March 1, 1894
I went to the office & met with a large Number of
the Members of the Legislature upon the financial condition
of the Territory & of the school system many remarks were [made]
^ A folded letter/box^ I received my first Letter from Owen in Paris


~ Friday


2nd I with my councillors went to Savages to get our
likenesses taken in a group to see how I looked on my 87
Birth day He took us in various positions we Met with
the Twelve A hand pointing to the right On our return to the office the Presidency & Twelve
Met on the business of the Church and the business was vary
complicated so much was required of me that it was difficult
for me to decide I was quite unwell & went home sick


~ Saturday


3. I was quite sick through the day I was quite dizy & my
nerves were quite affected


~ Sunday


4. Sunday I spent the day in the House reading


~ Monday


5. ^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ I read received a Letter from Owen & wrote to Owen
Enclosed one from Emma & Blach


~ Tuesday


6. I am quite unwell to day talked with the Apostles
concerning my condition & Church affairs


Sarah B Foss Died (at Sessions) March 4th 1894
At 8:15 AM Aged 93 years [blank] Month [blank] Days
A coffin Sarah B. Foss Died
March 4, 1894 Aged 93 years
5 Months 4 Days.

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~ Wednesday


March 7, 1894
I felt some better this morning we were visited this morni
by Wm B Wood from boston I received a Letter from
^ A hand pointing to the right^ Henry & wrote one in return we were busy untill I went home


~ Thursday


8 A hand pointing to the right I received 2 letters from Owen one to me & one to Alice
All [at] 11 oclok In company with G Q Cannon & J F Smith
I went to the 14 ward School House to Attend the
Funeral of Sister Sarah B Foss This is also the birth day of
Phebe Woodruff or would be if she was living W. Woodruff
spoke at the funeral & said No Person could Mornurn upon
this occasion He was followed by J. F. Smith F. D. Richards
Bishop Hess & G. Q. Cannon the corpse was then taken
to the cemetry Brothe Budge called upon us we Met at the
Temple I wrote to Owen & Jacob Weiler


~ Friday


9. ^ A hand pointing to the right^ I wrote to Sarah I met with several parties I sent
a card to Dr Scammans & Shuah C Moulton on
the Burial of Sarah B Foss


~ Saturday


10 I spent the day at home writing


~ Sunday


11 Sunday I Attended Meeting at the Tabernacle G. Q. Cannon
spoke 1 Hour W. Woodruff 30 M. the spirit of the Lord was with us


~ Monday


12. We met with many parties I sent a Letter to Owen from Blanch
I administered to Sister McEwen


~ Tuesday


13 I wrote a Letter to Owen we met with several
Brethren to convers upon church business, also with Sisters
Zina & Barshebe upon holding a conference upon April 5.


G Q. Cannon & W Woodruff ordained Darias Race
to the office of High Priest & Patriarch He was 89 years of age
& well & mind clear I had a Meeting with Professor Talmage

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~ Wednesday


March 14, 1894
I rode down North Temple street to Silvers to see
A New Pump. The Meintype inundater Force Pump, set in
the stream of water & pumps 1500 gal in a Minute I received
a good Letter from Owen to Ovando & Clara it was
an Excellent Letter I was much pleased with the
spirit He manifests we took supper


~ Thursday


15 ^ A hand pointing to the right^ I wrote to Owen I & Emma sent Letter. I received
a Letter from Brother Naegle The board of sugar factory
Met at the office


The ZCMI Board met and recepts for Feb were
$162,845.33 Disbursment were $149,070.92 recepts for
1843 [1893] were $2497916.48 cts. We also got word that
Spencer Clawsons wife Nabbie Young Clawson
died to day at 1:10 oclock Aged [blank]


~ Friday


16 I met with Brother Cutler upon borrowing $100000
on the sugar works I met with Professor Talmage who
read a lecture on the Book of Mormon


~ Saturday


17. I spent the day at home reading


~ Sunday


18 Sunday I was not vary well & spent the day at home


~ Monday


19 ^ A single key with teeth to the right^ I had a Dream in the night I met with Benjamin Franklin
I thought He was on the Earth I spent several hours with him
And talked over our Endowments He wanted some more work
done for him than had been done which I promised heim He
should have {his} (2nd {anointing}) I thought then He diedd and while
waiting for burial I awoke I thought vary strange of my
Dream I made up my mind to get 2nd Anointing for
Benjamin Franklin & George Washington

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March 19, 1894
^ A hand pointing to the right^ I received 3 Letters from Owen to myself, Emma & Asahel
He manifested a vary good spirit I also wrote 2 Letters
to Cornelius D Schettler & Wm McEwan I had an inter-
view with J J Schaerrer who has been presiding in the
German Mission He gave me an account of How the brethren
were situated John R Winder called G Q Cannon sick


~ Tuesday


20 ^ A hand pointing to the right^ I wrote to Owen 5 pages we have a call for Money Everyday
& other Assistance in these hard times and we cannot
grant the request ownly in Part


~ Wednesday


21. I spent the day in the office Afternoon W Woodruff J F Smith
F. M. Lyman Abram & G. Q. Cannon called upon Prest G Q
Cannon who was sick & laid Hands upon him J F Smith
Anointed him W Woodruff was mouth He was afflicted with
what is called vertigo I then went home


~ Thursday


22 Prest ^G Q^ Cannon came to the office & went to the Temple
with us He was quite feeble


~ Friday


23 Prest G. Q. Cannon could not come to the office
Brother Jack & Clayton went Down to see him
Wm W Cluff called upon me I wrote 2 Letters to
Newton Mary


~ Saturday


24 I spent the day at home I laid out ground for planting
a fruit orchard. In the Evening I Attended a party at
Br McDonalds with my councillors & quite a com-
pany of friends and we had music & Dancing & speeches


~ Sunday


25 Sunday I spent the forenoon at home & the Afternoon at
Claras with the family and came home in the Evening


~ Monday


26 I spent the day at the office

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March 26 1894
I met with many of the Brethren at the office I met
with George Teasdale & Brigham Young from Mexico
and Brother Talmage on the University [and] several Elders from
the Islands several asked from for money Brother Benjamin
Cluff Jr
called I received a Letter from Owen He
A hand pointing to the right gave a history of his sea voyage to Germany He was
sick nearly all the voyage He wrote to Wilford Beatie
His Letter was vary interesting


~ Tuesday


27. ^ A hand pointing to the right^ I wrote to Asahel ^Owen^ as did Emma I also wrote
to Nellie. Two rail road Dignitaries called
upon me also Lgrand Young F D Richards &
others I signed 43 Licensces of the board of Educatin
Judge Harkness & Professer Talmage called upon us
upon the University


~ Wednesday


28 I spent the day in the office & Attended to the
business of the same several called upon us


~ Thursday


29 Emma & Asahel went in Brother Farnsworth
Private carr to Deserett I called upon Thomas
Jennings
in the E[v]ening with G. Q. Cannon J. F Smith & the
Twelve with several others to Meet with Mr B Nagarker
A man from Bombyay India it was reported that
He called to study Mormonism Dr Utter brought
him in But I learned that Neither Mr Utter nor
Nagarker believed in the Bible or Jesus as the savior
of the world or the resurrection


I set out an orchard of 30 fruit trees at the farm House
of Apple Peach Pares & Chery

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~ Friday


March 30, 1894
A hand pointing to the right I mailed a Letter to Owen from Blanch this morning
I wrote a letter to him also Professor Talmage called
us to make arangements for us to Endow a chair in
the University upon Geology


~ Saturday


31. I spent the day at home fixing up the garden
tying up grapes & raspberies pruning trees &c


~ Sunday


April 1. Sunday Jesse W Fox died this Morning
vary suddenly at Bountiful
A coffin Jesse W. Fox
Died April 1, 1894
Aged 75 years
Aged 75 years
He has been a vary
useful man in
Utah & Salt Lake
city
as surveyor & filling other offices


~ Monday


2nd ^ A folded letter/box^ I received 2 letters from Owen one to me
& one to Blanch Also 1 from James J Woodruff
Owen wrote in a vary good spirit Presidents
Cannon & Smith returned from Bannock conference
^ A hand pointing to the right^ I wrote 5 Letters to Sarah, Mary, Owen James &c we
met with several of the Twelve concerning the course
John W Taylor was taking


~ Tuesday


3. I got an order from the Tithing office for Asahel
on the Millard Stake for 2000 lbs of oats for feed &
100 bushels of seed grain this Borrowed for AW [Asahel Woodruff]
till fall to cultivate the Desert Land for seed
The Twelve meet this morning in council I had an
interview with Orson Smith of Logan & Jary Langford
about afairs in the west

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~ Wednesday


April 54 1894
I met with quite A Number of the Brethren who
had come to conference among the number is David
Cannon
, Bleak, &c we had Many callers Asahel ^Bysickle^ stolen


~ Thursday


5 I had a long Letter from Tobias upon our Affairs in
the East I met with the Presidency & Twelve Apostles
[FIGURES] upon the subject of Endowments & Adoption
And the following is a Revelation to Wilford Woodruff
upon that subject

Page 79

~ Friday


April 6 1894 The Presidency & Twelve Apostles
met in conference in the Tabernacle ^Temple^ in S L City
at 10 oclok Prest W Woodruff a Revelation concerni[n]g
the Endowments & Adoptions which was received
by my councillors & Ten of the Twelve Apostles
All of the Apostles present Br Lund in England
& M. Thatcher at home. We opened the conference


April 6. The Presidency & Twelve met the cong-
regation of the Saints in the Tabernacle on the
64 semi Annual Conference of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter day Saints at 10 oclok prayer by
J F Smith W Woodruff spoke 5 Minuts Abram
Cannon
spoke 25 Minuts

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April 6, 1894
M W Merrill spoke 30 Minuts John W Taylor
3025 M. Afternoon prayer By ^Reynolds^, H J Grant spoke 18
G Teasdale 45 M. John Henry Smith 40 M.


~ Saturday


^April 7^ F M Lyman 22 M, B Young 15 M F D Richards 26 M
Lorenzo Snow 29 M. At noon we Met a Number
of Brethren ^who^ called upon me on Business Afternoon
prayer By B H Roberts the Authorities of the Church
were presented & reports given about 200000 members of
the diferent stakes and reports of the sabbath school &
young Ladies. The reports of the sabbath school showed
74221 members members of the Primary 29489 Total
984636


~ Monday


April 9 we met in the Assembly Hall with the Authorities
of the church the following spoke J F Smith, B. Young
F M Lyman, G Q Cannon & W Woodruff


~ Tuesday


10. I went to Ogden with my councillors & others &
met on the Board of the Pioneer Electric Power Co
we heard the report Frank Cannon As manager
& Mr Bannester as secretary and Engenees [Engineers] concerning
the power company A good deal of business was
done but we had to adjourn in order to Attend a
a party at my House we returned to Salt Lake and
Met Brother G. Q. Cannon J F Smith D. H. Cannon
Wm Thompson J McAllister G Teasdale & G J Bleak
at my House & took supper. Distance of the day 86 mile


~ Wednesday


11 Met with Brother Smith & Langford {upon mines}
Met the Brethren of the 12 on Mexican Lands

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~ Thursday


April 12.
W Woodruff signed a $50000.0 dollar Note with W S Mccormic
took up $15000 dollar Note with Mr Duly which makes
the Last we owe him. The Presidency Met & heard
read the Discourse of W. Woodruff & made such corr-
ections as was necessary before Publications
13We met with the Board of the Ogden Power Company and done
a good Deal of Business


~ Friday


13 I met in the morning with Brother Card upon Canadian Land
Matters I met with my councillors, H. B. Clawson Frank Cannon
upon our Railroad affairs. Wife & Daughter of John Morgan
called upon me to see if we could help them to pay $2000
dollars interest upon the money they Borrowed upon their
house Cannon & Grant Co held a Meeting in the office
A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right I received 2 letters from Owen one to Father & Mother & one to Blanch
A hand pointing to the right I wrote Owen a Letter


~ Saturday


14 I spent the day at home mostly reading


~ Sunday


15 Sunday I spent the day reading


~ Monday


16. ^ An arrow^ Henry McEwan was killed by his team runing away
died this morning. I met with A M Cannon & C.
W Penrose
of the Presidency of the stake upon business
I met with Orson Smith & Jerry ^E.^ Langford {I gave
them one} 1,000 {dollars in business.} J W Clawson the Artist
called upon to take my likeness I went to Dinwoody
to pick out a chair to sit in we had snow all day


~ Tuesday


17. ^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ I received 3 good Letters 2 from Owen one from Jacob
Weiler
both manifested a Godlike spirit I wrote
one Letter to Owen of 4 pages Blanch & Alice wrote

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~ Wednesday


April 18, 1894
A stormy morning Prest G Q Cannon & H B Clawson
started this morning for New York to attend to busines
In company with J F Smith we visited the Temple and saw
the ordinances of the Endowments Performed for the first
time since the Dedication of the Temple The funeral of
Henry McEwan was Attended to day


~ Thursday


19. Alford Lambourne called in the morning & showed us
plate of Big Cottton wood snow slide scenery for a Book
we went to the Temple at 2 oclok & had Prayers with
the Twelve Apostles Emma Dreamed of meeting Owen


~ Friday


20 I spent the day in the office Attending to Duties of the day


~ Saturday


21 I spent the day at home Assisted planting potatoes Not wise


~ Sunday


22nd Sunday spent the day at home reading was rather poorley


~ Monday


23 I called upon J. W Clawson the Artist who started to paint
my full likeness I spent 2 Hours with him then went to
the office met with Wm Rydalch He spoke of working in
the Temple for His dead freinds I received a letter from
Owen to his Mother He manifests a Noble spirit He also
wrote to Asahel And I never saw a Better spirit in
a young missionary in my life than his Letters manifest


~ Tuesday


24 Keys crossed I received 2 letters from Wm McEwan and
Cornelius Schettler they were both Excellent
Letters we also received a package of Photographs of
the five Missionaries who went as Missionaries
from Salt Lake including Owen we also got
near a Dozen single Likenesses of Owen I also wrote
A hand pointing to the right one Letter to Wm McEwan it is a warm plesant day

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~ Wednesday


April 25 1894
Keys crossed A crown I wrote a Letter to Owen to day of 6 pages
And a private Letter A copy of which I kept we decided
to send Professor Talmage to Ireland on the museum
question As they had admitted Utah Museum into the
Europeum Conference as the ownly one received in
America. The wife of Henry McEwan died today she had been
sick a long time she was the Daughter of Leanard W. Hardy


~ Thursday


26 A stormy day. We met with Messrs Mirsyers &
Bourfield two Gentlemen who wish to unite with
us in building a Rail Road to St George & coal & Iron fields
fouth [south] in Iron County The Twelve met met
with us in the Temple we had prayers


~ Friday


27. I spent the day in the office I met with Brother H E Baker
about building a Reservoir in Blue water in New Mexico


~ Saturday


28 I spent the day at home reading & overseeing things


~ Sunday


29. Sunday I spent the day at home reading I spent
a short time at Dr Benedicts in the Evening talking
with Loran Pratt who is Deaf & Dumb but still I
could convers with him vary well


~ Monday


30. I spent the day at the office I visited the Continental
Market that has on Exhibition the Home Products
of this Territory which is vary fine I wrote two
A hand pointing to the right Letters to Owen & Brother Naegle I asked Br Naegle to
send Jacob Weiler or some one to labor with Owen


~ Tuesday


May 1. I mailed a Letter from Blanch to Owen. The
Utah Armey went south last night to Murrey
The speeches of the Leaders was quite warlike

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May 1, 1894
These Armies of Men out of work gathering into larg
Bodies and Marching to Washington I think is going to
lay the foundation of Great Trouble for surely there is
great trouble awaiting the Nations of the Earth including
the United States. There is already begining to Earthquak
in Divers Places which are Destroying much property
and lives Also storms, cyclones & the sea Heaving
itself beyound its bounds which are causing great
Destruction through out the world I met with President
Hess & council one Man was set apart as his second
councillor


~ Wednesday


2 ^ A folded letter/box^ I received 2 letters from Owen one to Me, one to Blanch
Both vary good Letters Owen suffers vary much with fleeas
we Met with the Zion's Savings Bank|savings Bank]] board {I had quite a sad day on the wages and money}


~ Thursday


3 I was sick nearly all day went to the Temple in the Afternoon


~ Friday


4. I spent the day in the office


~ Saturday


5 I spent the day at home. I worked some in the Garden


~ Sunday


6 Sunday I spent the day at home resting & reading


~ Monday


7. I spent the day in the office we held a Meeting with the
Board of the Rexburgh Mill a Dividend of 8 per ct was declair[ed]
And the old Board was realected


~ Tuesday


8 I met with the Board of the scientific society I received
^ A hand pointing to the right^ a Letter from John H Woodruff & wrote one in return


~ Wednesday


9. I went to the office in the morning and Met
wet with the Board of the Literary & Scientific
society
to make lease to the Deseret University
of the college & instruments

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May 9 1894
I Accompianied Mr Herbert the Secretary of
the Navy and his party in a private car to the
Pavilion at the Lake. He was vary much
Pleased with Salt Lake City and our pavilion
at the Lake 26 Mils


~ Thursday


10 I spent the forenoon in the office Afternoon in the Temple


~ Friday


11. I suffered much last night with the Asthma hard Breathing
I spent the day in the office Col Henry Watterson
called upon me And I attended his lecture in the
Theater in the Evening on Money & Morals He spoke
an hour and a half and had a gift to Entertain
^ A hand pointing to the right^ His Hearers received Letter from & Answered it


~ Saturday


12 J. F. Smith & myself went to the D. & R. G
to go to Manti to Attend the conference The marching
Army under Carter had stolen carrs at Lehi
& the Governer had gone Down to arange the
Matter & after we waited two hours we got
word that the train could not connect with
the Manti train & we returned home.


~ Sunday


13 Sunday I was not well & spent the day at home
I received an {insulting letter [illegible shorthand]} Letter from Delight


~ Monday


14 A hand pointing to the right I received a Letter from Owen Dated April 28
to Father & Mother Prest G. Q. Cannon Arived home
to day & again met with us He looked well I wrote
Owen 8 page Letter Blanche Enclosed a letter


~ Tuesday


15 A rainey morning Brother Farnsworth from Manti
called Presidency in council

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~ Wednesday


May 16, 1894
I met with my councillors on Business


~ Thursday


17. Keys crossed Me [We] met for the first time with Mr Perbeck the
Presidency & several of the Twelve went to the Parvilion
with him He is vary favorably impressed with our Affairs
I have felt that the President Lord had raised up
that man to Assist Us in our temporal Deliverance


~ Friday


18 I spent the day in the offic I met with Mr Perbeck
& spent most of the day with him in making arangement
about Busines of Railroading


~ Saturday


19. We spent most of the day with Mr Perbeck


~ Sunday


20 ^ A folded letter/box^ I received a Letter from Owen to Father Mother
and Blanch I spent the day at home


~ Monday


21. I went to Ogden with Asahel through a
Mistake took Breakfast with Frank Cannon &
returned home 80 Miles


~ Tuesday


22 In Company with my two councillors I went
to Ogden & held a Meeting with the Board of the
Ogden water power company & Entered into a
contract with Mr George Perbeck the second part
As our financeer Agent to raise $1,200,000 dollars
to Esstablish the water power company we then
returned home distance 80 Miles


~ Wednesday


23 we held a Meeting with Mr Perbeck to Esstablish
^ A hand pointing to the right^ Rail Roads [railroads] I mailed a Letter to Owen with one
from Emma, Blanch & Alice


~ Thursday


24 We met with Mr George Perbeck on Esstablishing
a RailRoad we went to the Temple and transacted some businese

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~ Friday


May 25 1894
We met with Mr Perbeck on our Affairs I
also received a Recommend from Joseph S Woodruff
to Mrs Godfrey McDonald of Chicago to visit
Salt Lake City we appointed a carriage to take her
and Escort through the city & to the Beach


~ Saturday


26. I went to the office Met with Burbeck & co I Received
A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right a Letter from Mary wrote her in return {Sent} 25 {dollars}


~ Sunday


27. Sunday I went to the Tabernacle Br Penrose spok
one hour on the Gospel W Woodruff followed 20 Minuts
We received a Letter from Owen & a Doz knives


~ Monday


^ A folded letter/box^ 28 I received 3 Letters from Owen to Father Mother
& Alice I received a Letter from Wm McEwan
I Mailed a letter to wOwen of 4 pages & 4 from Mother
Blanch 4 pages I had a visit from the President
of the German Mission


~ Tuesday


29 Decoration Day I spent the day in the office
I Met in Meeting with Mr Perbeck. The presidency
took supper with Mr Perbeck we parted with
him at the office He took cars for New York


~ Wednesday


30 Decoration Day I spent the day in the office


~ Thursday


31. I spent the forenoon in the office I met with the
Deseret Canal Company & found we had
more Money to pay we spent the Afternoon
in the Temple & had prayers. Sarah & Mary called
on there way home


~ Friday


June 1. I spent the day in the office I signed 30
drafts on Zions Savings Bank

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~ Saturday


June 2nd 1894
I spent the day at home worked most of the day in
the Garden


~ Sunday


3rd Sunday I spent the day at home reading & resting


~ Monday


4. ^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ I received a Letter from Owen to Father & Mother
I mailed a Letter to him this Morning one from Father
& one from Mother $I sent him $5 He wrote to Ovando
said He had received $5 from him the first He
had received I met with the Stock Holders of
Zions Savings Bank & reelected the former board


~ Tuesday


5 ^ A hand pointing to the right^ I wrote David P Woodruff a letter to day
Cannon & Grant Board Met at the office to day


~ Wednesday


6 I met with councillors & others on the organization
of the Utah Company $25000 {pay in for a} company
we met with the Bank board and attended to its business


~ Thursday


7. We went to the Temple in the Afternoon from
the Temple we went to Mayor Armstrongs
to dedicate his house there was a large [blank] present
G. Q. Cannon was Mouth in the Dedication
The House cost about $40000 one of the
Best in the Territory All of the presidency made
a speech


~ Friday


78. F H Argo of Evanston Episcopal Minister called
to visit our city He spoke well of us J. C Leonard
called


~ Saturday


9. I spent the day at home was visited By Dr Joseph Richards


~ Sunday


10 Sunday I spent the day at home reading


~ Monday


11 Sister Stephen called. Her Husband died on Samoa
Islands
with company she had a child on arival home

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March 8 Sunday

Attented the Conference in the Tabernacle Brother Kimball &
Teasdale spoke in the forenoon W Woodruff and G. Q Cannon
in the Afternoon & Brother Grant & J F Smith in the
Evening And had a good Meeting
I went to the office in a snow storm I answered
Brother Frank J Cannon Note with the flag
I wrote to prest Naegle & kept a copy I gave my Note & flag
to John Q Cannon Elder

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(page 24)
Black raspberry
1 Doz $3
The Arame pertake (page 46)
1 peck $1
Black dimond wertormella 1 oz 3 cents final page
85 + 86 Randolph street charge
Vaughn seed [slae]

18.47
10
10
10
10
0
87 x 40
3 3
5 6
49

3.30
1
4.30

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June 11 1894
We held a Meeting with the Ogden Power Company they
wanted us to Raise some Money


~ Tuesday


12 In company with Harrison Sperry & Ensign
my son I rode to Cottonwood ward to visit a farm
that Ensign was about to buy will swap his House
& Lot in Farmers ward for the Farm & pay $2500
dollars to Boot we think it is a good thing for
our Boys to buy a farm to live upon I spent the
Afternoon in the office we had to raise $7,000
on a loan on the Ogden Power Company


~ Wednesday


13 [FIGURES] I received a Letter from Owen to his Mother
I Mailed a letter to Owen to day 4 pages from
Blanch & 4 for myself. We we met with Bishop
Samuel ^W^ W Woodlley to dedicate his House Joseph
F Smith
was mouth in the Dedication


~ Thursday


14 I went to the office in the forenoon I met in the
Temple in the Afternoon The subject of sun light
in our Library instead of Gass light was discussed


~ Friday


15 I spent the day in the offiice I met with Z.C.M.I
Board we received cash during the Month of May—
$214872.69 with cash on hand May 1. Made $248992.32


~ Saturday


16 I spent the day at home reading & choreing


~ Sunday


17. Sunday I Attended Meeting in the Tabernacle
Josiah Burrows spoke a short time followed
By G. Q. Cannon & W Woodruff both spoke upon
the Holy Ghost & its office & bore testimony of
the work & Zion of God in these Mountains

Page 92

~ Monday


June 178 1894
I Attended the Exhibition of the common schools
it was vary interesting My Daughter Alice gave a
Resitation which I think done great honor to herself


~ Tuesday


19. A rainey Morning I had my first crop of Lucern
cocked up in the field I met with Dr Grow and
George Godard at the offic we Appointed Brothe
Godard to collect means for the statuary of
President Young


^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ I received a Letter from Owen to Me & one to Blanch
I wrote one to Owen of 4 pages today


~ Wednesday


20 I went to Ogden to Attend a Meeting with
the power company I was quite unwell I attended
the meeting took Lunch with Mr Bannister then
rode up Ogden Canyon 10 Miles & back again
& to Salt Lake City Examed the site for the dam I was
vary weary at Night. Distance of the day 100 Miles


~ Thursday


21. I spent the forenoon in the office the Afternon in
the Temple Attended to considerable business


~ Friday


22 I met with Wm W Cluff & brother on business
And left Salt Lake City on the UP at 2:40
for Brigham City our company consisted of the
workers in the Temple about 150 persons A large
company of children paraded at the Depo at Brigham City
awaiting our return but a heavy shower of rain
drove the children into the Town for shelter we drove
around the Town passed the children and then went
to our places of Abode Myself & wife went to Phebe A Snow 60 mils

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~ Saturday


June 23 1894
Our company all went up Box Elder Canyon to Mantua
we there met with a large company of children on parade
And their Parents They filled the Meeting House full and
Myself & councillors addressed them we then went into a
large room & sat down to a rich feast 150 of us as guests
At the close of the feast we addressed the sabbath school
children we then returned to our carriages & drove down
the canyon then up onto the bench containing the
waterworks for the city below which was vary
interesting we went to the Theater in the Evening
whare we had quite an Exhibition of Talent


~ Sunday


24 Sunday we Met the Sunday school children in the
Meeting House in the Morning and were addressed
By G. Q. Cannon who questioned them upon upon the
first principles of the gospel & the History of the Church
W Woodruff Addressed them upon the History of the
United States & the wors [wars] thereof, and gave an
account of his Boyhood. Joseph F Smith
Addressed them upon the Gospel of Christ and
gave them good council & advse


In the Afternoon All the Presidency addressed
the Assembly upon the work of God & signs of
the Times
. In the Evening 150 of the workers in
the Salt Lake Temple occupied the Body of the Hall
And there were 20 of the Temple workers called
upon who spoke about 5 minuts each & bore
their Testimony of the work of God

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June 24, 1894
Sunday Night
[FIGURES] At the close of the 20 speeches made
President Wilford Woodruff arose and delivered the
following Address. Brethren & Sisters As President
of the church I have many Duties to Perform As have
these my councillers & the Apostles And I feel
impressed to make a Declaration unto you at this time
It is reppresented to us that there is about fourteen
hundred Millions of Human beings upon the Earth at the
present time And while I am strongly impressed
with the Principles of the Eternal truths of the Dealings
of the Dealings of God with the inhabitants of the
Earth in the Day and generation in which we live
I wish to Ask this Assembly a question. What
Protection have this vast body of Human being to
Enable them to Escape those tremendious Judg-
ments
which GOD has proclaimed shall come to
pass and be poured out upon the wicked in the
last days before the coming of the Son of Man
These Judgments are recorded in the Bible
the Revelations of St John, The Book of Mormon
& Doctrins & Covenants The men who made these
Declarations were Prophets, Apostles, & inspird Men
and spoke as they were moved upon by the Holy Ghost
And their word^s^ were true. I again ask what
Promise or Protection have those vast Millions to
Escape those tremendious Judgements which have
now commenced to visit the Earth. I will answer

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June 24, 1894
The question for you. Wherever the Eternal
Everlasting and Holy Priesthood or its influence
Dwells there is Protection and salvation and
Nowhare Els. For the ritghts of the Priesthood are
inseparably connected with the Heavens and the Heavens
can ownly be controlled upon the principles of righteousness
The Lord Revealed to Joseph Smith the Prophet
and said that Angels were standing in the Temple
in Heaven holding in their hands sharp sickles and crying
unto God dDay & night saying let us go down and
reap down the fields. But the Lord [said] unto them pluck not
up the tares while the Blade is yet tender Lest you
destroy the wheat also wait untill the wheat is gathered
and the tares bound in Bunddles then the field rem-
aineth to be burned [Doctrine and Covenants 86:6-7] I now bear testimony to this
Assembly that that day has come. These destroying
Angels are sent forth to visit the Earth and have
commencd to poor out the Judgments of God
upon the wicked and will continue untill the
scene is wound up and all fulfilled that God
has promised. Therefore Judgment awaits
the wicked. President Cannon followed and
bore his Testimony upon the same subject


See 86 section of D.C. 5 6 & 7 verses. W Woodruff
Also Testified that the Prophet Joseph sealed upon
the Heads of the Twelve Apostles All the Keys of the kingdom [of]
God that God had sealed upon him And commanded them
to bear off the Kingdom of God or they would be Damed

Page 96

~ Monday


June 25 1894
Much of the Spirit of God rested upon us in our meeting
last Evening we took carriages this morning and
rode to Willard on the way we stoped a short
time to speak to several hundred children who were
paraded in the street as we passed. At Willard we
held a Meeting with the people in the Meeting House
W Woodruff read the 49 chapter of Isaiah
from the 13 verse and spoke to the people was follow
By G Q. Cannon & J F Smith. We then took
dinner 150 persons seated at the Table At the close
of the feast the children gathered in the Meeting House
and Addressed By the Presidency we then rode
to the cars & went onto Ogden & spent 2 Hours
at Ogden then took cars to Salt Lake 60 Miles
I was quite weary when I got home


~ Tuesday


26. I spent the day in the office Met many people


~ Wednesday


27. I Attended to the business of the office I received
^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ a Letter from Owen to Father & Ovando I mailed
a Letter to Owen & one from Blanche I also received
^ A folded letter/box^ A letter from Owen to Mother & Blanch


~ Thursday


28 I met with Brother CM Cowley about his Mothers
Debts with H J Grant Met with F D Richards
upon Utah silk business, & with H J Grant
on giving stake organization to Randolph
Woodruff & Lake town. We met with the Twelve in the
Temple (The subject of the Holy Ghost was discustsed)
Wisdom says let mysteries alone

Page 97

~ Friday


June 29, 1894
A warm morning I spent the day in the offic


~ Saturday


30 I went to the office to Attend a Meeting but the
Parties did not come


~ Sunday


July 1. Sunday In company with G. Q Cannon
J F Smith I went to West Jordon Ward to attend
A ward conference we had a vary full congregation
J F Smith spoke in the forenon about 60 minuts
& W Woodruff 30 Minuts. In the Afternoon the
Authorities of the ward were presented & received
then G. Q. Cannon spoke one hour followed By
W Woodruff 5 minuts then returned home 30 M
On my return home I had a fall over a trunk
in my Bedroom which badly hurt my right knee
pan. The Rail Roads [railroads] through the United States being
tied up on a strike stoped all business on RR


~ Monday


2nd A hand pointing to the right I wrote 2 letters to Susan & Florence I sent Susan $10
I attended to the Business of the day


~ Tuesday


3 I spent the day at the office and attended to the business


~ Wednesday


July 4. I spent the day at home The family went to granite
An arrow all Rail Roads in the United States are tied
up on strike many of our Brethren are away
from home and cannot get Back


~ Thursday


5 ^ A hand pointing to the right^ I sent a Letter to day to Owen with one from
Blanch to Him A great deal said about the
RR being tied up all through the U. S. we met in
the Temple


~ Friday


6 I visited the Artist, and in the office

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~ Saturday


July 7, 1894
I spent the day at home was not vary well


~ Sunday


8 ^ An arrow^ Sunday The strikers in Ogden turned mob & burned
near $100000 dollars worth of Property the US Armey
at Camp Douglass went by call to Ogden to defend the
city of Ogden against the strikers They have also burned
up one Million Dollars worth of Property at Chicago
and the Rail Roads [railroads] are tied up nearly all over the
United States I spent the day in the House reading


~ Monday


9. ^ A hand pointing to the right^ I spent the day in the office 400 men are tied up in this city
through the strike several of them visited us today
we give them the use of the Tabernacle to night to hear
the organ & singing I sent a Letter to Owen today with
one from his Mother


~ Tuesday


10 Keys crossed Myself & councillors Accompanied the old Folks on
their Excursion to Saltair we had a vary interesting
Day. They spent the day under the pavilion whare it
was cool & comfortable we returned to the city at
4:20. 30 Mils All the Presidency spoke there were
four of Zions Camp present W Woodruff J B Nobles
S Foster & [blank] Brown. Utah Bill passed the Senate for statehood


~ Wednesday


11 I spent the day in the office Met with Judge Patten
^ A hand pointing to the right^ from Ogden we had several Letters from Puerpeck
The great strike & R Road Blockade is now being
broaken throughout the United State sent Letter to Blanch Owen


~ Thursday


12 Sent Letter to Forest & Stream with $5.
Great Earthquake in Constantinople


~ Friday


13 ^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ I received a Letter from Sarah & wrote her spent the day in the office

Page 99

~ Saturday


July 14, 1894
I spent the day at home reading &c


~ Sunday


15 Sunday In company with G Q Cannon & J F Smith
I went to Ogden to attend a conference we Attended Meeting
forenoon & Afternoon it was a vary warm day Brother
Percy was speaking when we went in & He was followed
By Joseph F Smith the House was crouded we
took dinner at F. D. Richard's Afternoon G. Q. Cannon
spoke 40 Minuts & W Woodruff 25 M. the House was
crouded to suffication we took supper with President
L W Shirtluff & returned to Salt Lake 80 mils
I was quite sick during the Night with Cholera Morbus


~ Monday


16 I was quite poorly but went to the office to attend
a Meeting with ZCMI I received a Letter from
^[FIGURES]^ Owen to the Editor of the News & one to Father & Mother
I Mailed a Letter to Owen


~ Tuesday


17 July 1894 President Cleveland signed the
[FIGURES] Bill this day which gave Utah admission
into the Union as a state Government
This has been a hard struggle for years as it had
seemed as though all Earth & Hell had been combineded
against the Latter Day Saints Having a state Government
And now we have to Give God the Glory for our
admission into the Union. We met with several
Brethren to Day among the Number was Wm H Segmiller
upon the subject of the price of the University Lands
that are to be sold He represented He thought they
would range from $3 to $12.50 per Acre

Page 100

~ Wednesday


July 18 1894
I spent the day in the office I had a Meeting with
the Utah Company or with Members to be organized
into that company And with Legrand Young


Keys crossed We had a visitation by Cyrus H Wheelock who
was Approaching Death by a cancer on the Tongue
& in the mouth He was the Last Man that left Joseph
& Hyrum Smith in Carthage Jail before their
Martidom we laid hands upon him & Blessed him


~ Thursday


19. I was unwell this morning but am at my Desk
I went to the Temple & had prayers there was 9 of us
at the Alter Mrs Woodruff was quite unwell this morning


~ Friday


20 ^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ I mailed a Letter to day to Owen we Met with the
presidents of Malad who wanted Help on Meeting House
Emma was vary sick through the night with Cholera Morbus


~ Saturday


21. I spent the day at home Emma was sick through the day


~ Sunday


22nd Sunday I spent the day in the House Emma
was some better but quite poorly


~ Monday


23 ^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ I received a Letter from Owen to Father & Mother
and wrote 1 Letter to Owen with one from his Mother
^ A hand pointing to the right^ I also wrote a Letter to Asahel


~ Tuesday


Keys crossed July 24, 1894. 47 years ago this day I brought Prest
Brigham Young into this valley in my carriage
Nearly all of that company to day are in the spirit
world I spent this day at home vary quiet


~ Wednesday


25 I spent the day in the office we Met with the
Utah Company that was about to be organized


~ Thursday


26. Herd B Youngs report upon Mexican Mission

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July 26, 1894
Met with several cases of Adoption & sealings we
went to the Temple in the Afternoon


~ Friday


27 Spent the day in the office had an interview with
Mrs Abbot & her Husband she had a gift from
childhood of a power like Electricity she weighed
about 90 lbs she could lift several Men at the same
time she could place a child on the floor & no
man was strong Enough to lift it up. She Exhibited
her strength at Saltair for one week


~ Saturday


28. I spent the day at home choring


~ Sunday


29 Sunday in company with G. Q. Cannon and
J. F. Smith went to South Cottonwood ward
& Attended a conference there were two [hundred?] sabbath
school
children assembled & were addressed by G Q.
Cannon W Woodruff & J F Smith Afternoon the
Assembly was Large but grown people they were
Addressed by all the Presidency we then returned home 16 Miles


~ Monday


30 I went to the office & Met with much company
J McAllister & F Farnsworth Met with us to get
some instruction concerning Endowments


Mrs Anie May Abbott & Husband called upon us and
Exhibited her peculiar strength & power in lifting
several Men while she a small woman weighing 90 lbs
the gift came upon her in childhood


A hand pointing to the right I wrote 3 Letters to day. Cannon & Grant company
Met at the office we received a long important Letter
from General Clarkson Moses Thatcher vary sick

Page 102

~ Tuesday


July 31 1894
we spent Most of the day in reading a Letter of
General Clarkson to Wilford Woodruff of 61 pages
giving the History of the Passage of the Enabling Act
through Congress to Admit Utah into the Union as a
state Also in Attending to our Temporal Business


~ Wednesday


Keys crossed ^Aug 1^ The Presidency & some of the Twelve went to Saltair
to attend the celebration of Utah Admission into the
Union sever[al] speeches were made upon the occasion
I received the following card to day. Hopeful, & Thankful
Borieslaw Pomerskey of St Petersburg Russia
Sir I Ask of you a few minites interview
will call in the Morning 30 Mils


~ Thursday


Aug 2. We held a Meeting with the Board of the Ogden
power company Also Wm W Cluff called & done
some business Also Brother Langford Also two Men
from Russia called upon me I wrote 1 Letter to Asahel


~ Friday


^ A hand pointing to the right^ 3 A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right I mailed 3 Letters this morning to Owen to
Asahel & Nellie We heard corressponding
Letters read Met a good Deal of company
I went to Granite or wasash in the Evening with
Emma. Ovando & Clara came up the same Evening 20 M


~ Saturday


4 I went down the creek with Ovando He caught
30 trout I used a hook & line a few moments &
cought 2 trout


~ Sunday


5 Sunday I spent the day in camp


~ Monday


6 I returned home to day & went to the office & spent
the day in business 20 Miles

Page 103

~ Tuesday


Aug 7, 1894
In company with G. Q. Cannon & J F Smith
I rode to Ogden then to Huntsville held two Meeting
& returned to Ogden & Salt Lake City 105 Mile
80 Miles by rail & 26 by carriage was quite weary
at night received 2 Letters from Asahel & Owen


~ Wednesday


8 I met with Col Isaac Trumbo for 2 Hours He
give me an account of the Great Labor He and Gen.
Clarkson had in getting the Utah Bill Through Congress
& to get it signed by the President {It cost the Republicans three hundred and thirty
thousand dollars to get that bill passed} It has Been
a great Labor to get Utah admitted into the
Union. We commenced to Organize the Utah company
to day I am worked altogether to hard I dont sleep
Nights and am weary by day As Trustee in trust
and the Presidency of the Church we have taken
such a load upon us it is Difficult to carry it


~ Thursday


9. ^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ I wrote a Letter to Owen to day. I met with H B.
Clawson
{He spoke of a personal property claimed by heirs}
There is a vary Heavy Load resting upon us in church
affairs our debts are vary Heavy


~ Friday


10 We administered to Sister Keddington who was
blind according to her request J F Smith
Anointed her G Q Cannon was mouth we Met
with Wm W Cluff and the Utah Company
I was quite unwell during the day Keys crossed I signed
to day ^a^ Note on Grant Livery Stable Dues of
$25000, payable in two years at 7 percent

Page 104

~ Saturday


Aug 11 1894
I Attended A Republican Meeting at Saltair
with J F Smith speeches were Made by the Republicans
we returned at 6 oclok the recepts on Aug 1.
was $3776 Aug 11 $3496 difference $280.


~ Sunday


12 Sunday I spent the day at home was not well
Had an interview with Col Isaac Trumbo &
Son of Gen Clarkson at my House


~ Monday


13. ^ A folded letter/box^ I received A Letter from Owen to Blanch
a good Letter Asahels youngest child Asahel
has been vary sick is some better this Morning


~ Tuesday


14 Keys crossed ^John Morgan Died 5:30 to day^ I met with several parties to day with
Legrand Young with Kletting the Architect
with I Trumbo {I think T[rumbo] is taking too much liberty with us.} He talked
about many things when I got home I found Emma


~ Wednesday


15 I went to the Gardo with Cannon & Smith Clawson
and Trumbo. The Biuilding was badly damaged
by the Keley institute


~ Thursday


16 A coffin John Morgan
Died Aug 14, at 5:30
Aged 52 years & 5 days
I met with Clawson
in the Morning I went
home & then to G Q Cannon
who was sick confined
to his bed with vertego I met with some of the Twelve
at the Temple then went home {I had a bad night. Could not sleep.}


~ Friday


17. ^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ I mailed a Letter to Owen from self, Emma Blanch
& Alice. We had an inerview with Judge Howell
Keys crossed Jackson Member of the Supreme Court of
the United States He was Accompanid by his wife

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Aug 17, 1894
son and two Daughters. They called upon us at
the office at 10 oclok I had quite a lengthy con-
versation with the Judge They visited Saltair the
Temple Block & other parts of the city & seemed
well pleased with what He saw


Keys crossed We held a long Meeting with Col Trumbo, &
H B Clawson our rail road affairs was Thoroughly
talked over between the Presidency & Col Trumbo 12 Miles


~ Saturday


18 Many parties called Among them Professor Talmage
^ An arrow^ I attended the fun[er]al of John Morgan & Brothers
Roberts, Kimball, Fjeldsted, John Henry, Seymor B Young
& G. Q. Cannon all spoke


~ Sunday


19. Sunday I attended Meeting in the Afternoon Dr
Hinsdale Delivered a Lecture on Education
Asahels youngest son Asahel is quite low


~ Monday


20. This is the pioneer Day we go to the Saltair
Pavillion
to have a celebration of the Pioneer day
we went to Saltair at 2:25 we met about 20 of the
remnant of the pioneers they were aged feeble men
I think I was the oldest man of the pioneers present
all were introduced to the Assembly of some 4000 persons
speeches were made by quite a Number of the Pioneers
Bishop Weiler & Lorenzo Young were among the
number both vary feeble we returned home at
6:30. It was a vary interesting day 30 Miles


~ Tuesday


21 I Paid a Debt of $3000 to Gen Clarkson
for Expenses while laboring in the cause of Utah

Page 106

~ Wednesday


Aug 22, 1894
^ A folded letter/box [FIGURE 1^ I mailed a Letter to Owen to day I met with
Ogden Power Company Board upon the subject of Buying
the canal of Webber River Below Ogden


Henry Nellie & 2 children arived in the Evening


~ Thursday


23. Brother Cannon & Smith & Asahel & Br Winder
went to Ogden to day I went to the Temple at 2 oclok


~ Friday


24 ^[FIGURE 10]^ I received a Letter to day from Owen to his Mother
He writes in a Noble Spirit Brother Roberts called
about his labors on Sunday we held an important
Meeting upon Business Matters Frank Cannon
was with us


~ Saturday


25. I spent the day at home Henry & Nellie Woodruff
& 2 children were with us


~ Sunday


26 Sunday myself & councillors Attended the conference
at Mill Creek A vary large Assembly were present
G. Q Cannon, W. Woodruff ^J F Smith^ spoke in the forenoon & G Q.
Cannon & W Woodruff & A M Cannon spoke in the
Afternoon much of the spirit of the Lord was with us
Mrs J. Ellen Forster spoke in the Tabernacle


~ Monday


27. I spent the day in the office Mr & Mrs J Ellen
Foster
& Mrs senator Warren visited us at the
office to day Mrs Foster seems a vary Able woman
we had several Meetings during the day


~ Tuesday


28 I Met with the Utah Company on business
^ A folded letter/box^ I mailed a Letter to Owen from Father Mother & Blanch
Mr Buil & partner from Chicago called upon us
President G. Q. Cannon was Appointed to be chairman

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Aug 28, 1894
of the Irrigation Company for Utah to go to Denver


~ Wednesday


29 G Q Cannon gon to Ogden this morning to Meet
with the Delegation I wrote a Letter to prest
A hand pointing to the right Antone H Lund & George C. Naegle both in
type writing. We had an interview with
Bishop Preston & H B Clawson


~ Thursday


30. Brigham Young arived this morning. We met with
the Utah Company a good share of the day to attend
to the busness of the same Blanche had a large party at
our House to night. {[when] people [quite aloof].}


~ Friday


31. This is the Last day of summer I spent the day
in the office I had a Meeting with the [Utah company]]
I signed for 6 volums of the National CEyclopedia
of the America Biography


~ Saturday


Sept 1. I spent the day at home reading


~ Sunday


2nd Sunday I Attended the Salt Lake conference at the Tabernacle
reports of the stake was Made Penrose & A M Cannon
spoke in the forenoon B Young & W Woodruff in the Afternoon


~ Monday


3 I went to the office in the Morning got my Maile
^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ returned home & spent the Day reading I read of
^ An arrow An arrow^ the Terrible forest foire of Mishigan & Minesoto
the Most Terrible Destruction of Life & Property Ever
known in America sent Letter to Owen ^from Emma^ Blanch & Alice


~ Tuesday


4. I spent the day at the office J F Smith was
with me we herd the corresponding Letter read


~ Wednesday


5 J F Smith has gone to Ogden & G Q Cannon
to Denver to Attend the Irrigation Congrese

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Sept 5, 1894
Henry & Nellie Woodruff with their children
left our House for Vernal this Morning having been
visiting with us for 2 weeks I went to the offic
Met with the Board of Zions Savings Bank


~ Thursday


6 I spent the forenoon in the office Afternoon in the
Temple with the Twelve talked about Anthony Ivins
being called to go to Mexico


~ Friday


7 I spent the day in the office


~ Saturday


8 I spent this day at home reading & writing &I wrote
a Letter to Owen


~ Sunday


9 Sunday I spent the day at home reading & resting


~ Monday


10 I mailed a Letter to Owen this morning with Letter
^ A hand pointing to the right A folded letter/box^ from Father Mother Blanche & Alice Prest G. Q. Cannon
returned home this morning from the Irrigation
Congress
in Denver


~ Tuesday


11 We met with Brother More from Logan Temple & an
interview with H. B. Clawson I spent the day in the office


~ Wednesday


12 I met with the Utah Company Frank J Cannon
^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ & Nephi Clayton of the committee were Apointed to
Go East & Meet Gen Clarkson. M Thatcher & Moses
Thatcher called I sent a Letter to General Clarkson In [reply]
to one from him of 60 pages Encased in a Copper Box


~ Thursday


13 We got a Lease of the Gardo House from Preston today
Keys crossed day we had published to day in the News, Herrald & Tribune
the orginization of the Utah Company with the presidency as
its Head and vary faverable remarks made by the Editors
Mr Si [blank] & wife visited us

Page 109

~ Friday


Sept 14, 1894
I spent the forenoon in the office Afternoon in the Temple
with the Apostles I spoke to them concerning the organ-
ization of the Utah Company


~ Saturday


15. I spent the day at home. Enoch Davis the Murderer
was shot to day He was a vary foul mouth Man


~ Sunday


16 Sunday I spent the day at home reading I maild


~ Monday


17. ^[FIGURES]^ Letters to Owen &from Blanch & Father & to Blanch
from Mother & Father we had an interview with Orson
Smith
spoke well of the spring of water ain the west
Had an interview with Senator Teller Brother
& A Mr Green from Irrigation Congreen We
had a Meeting with Col Trumbo And talked
over our rail road Business


~ Tuesday


18 [FIGURES] I spent the day in the office & had an interview
with General Clarkson & Col Trumbo who read to
us a long document concerning the Admission
of Utah & the railroad {and some matters vary unpleasant}


~ Wednesday


19 Prest G Q Cannon & wife & myself & wife took cars
on the UP & rode to Provo stoped at Brother Smoots 50 Mils
In the Afternoon we rode to Bishop Partridge^es^ & visited
his orchard & place. 6 Mil


~ Thursday


20 All our company went up Provo River to the falls
there was one fish caught by the company I
was quite weary at night. 10 M


~ Friday


21. I spent the day in Presidents A O Smoots offic
with G. Q. Cannon Frank J. Cannon Wm W Cluff &
N Clayton in attending to Gen Clarkson & I Trumbo Business

Page 110

~ Saturday


Sept 22, 1894
Our company went to Brother Madsons at the mouth
of the Provo River & in company with Brother Madson
we drove South on the shore of Utah Lake There found
half a Dozen boats And all the company took boats
and rowed about 2 miles onto carp ground whare
we fished a while but being in the Middle of the day and
the water covered with Moss I caught one Bass 1 1/2 lb
& A Brother caught 7 being all that the company caught
we returned to the city with our faces badly burned
by the sun we were quite weary distance 12 Mils


~ Sunday


23 Sunday I spent the forenoon with Sarah & Mary I
found Mary vary Highly Educated. She was good in
German & Latin & had received the Highest Diploma
given in the instituion. She bought a piano & pays
for it in her wages as a teacher In the Afternoon I
attended the Meeting at the Tabernacle G Q Cannon
spoke some 20 Minutes & W. Woodruff 10 Mi some
upon politcs at the close of the Meeting we took
UP cars & returned to Salt Lake & spent the night at home 50 M


~ Monday


24. We met with Gen Clarkson & Col Trumbo we had
quite a lengthy interview we gave him in writing our answer
to his leangthy communication He returned to his room to
read it After reading the letter He had an interview
with the committe till midnight Col Trumbo called upon
me at the farm for some 30 Minuts & spoke upon our business


~ Tuesday


25. I spent the day in the office was takin sick, with
severe cold upon the Lungs

Page 111

~ Wednesday


Sept 26 1894
I was taken sick with a severe cold all through my system
which confined me to my Bed & room untill the 2nd day
of Oct for 7 days Prest G. Q. Cannon visited me for
several Days & Administered to me


~ Tuesday


^ A folded letter/box^Oct 2. Received Letter from Owen got 2 Likenesses
of him Owen had a change was moved from Frankfort
& sent to preside at Dresden Altsladt and to labor
with Br McEwan whit was pleasing to him


~ Wednesday


3 I am still quite poorly I went to the office & wrote Letters
to Sarah at Provo & & Sarah D.


~ Thursday


4 I went to the offic was quite poorly did not attend Meeting


~ Friday


5 I Attended the 65 semi Annual Conference at the Tabernacle
All the Presidency & Twelve were present Except Prest
A H Lund in London. Lorenzo Snow opened By Prayer
G Q Cannon spoke 35 M, B Young 17, J F Smith 35.
Afternoon prayer By J. D. T. McAllister L. Snow
spoke 30 F M Lyman spoke 33 M John Henry Smith
spoke 25 Minutes


~ Saturday


Oct 6. I went to the fair grounds in the morning looked at the
stock, Agricultural products, fruit & the great
variety gathered at the fair & sheep swine & fowl
and it was counted the best fair Ever gathered in
Utah I went to the conference in the Afternoon
^ A folded letter/box^ I received 2 letters from President Lund & L. W. Snow
Golden Kimball prayed in the Afternoon, Wm W.
Taylor spoke 32 M, W W Merrill spok 30 M
Afternoon Abram Cannon spoke 30 M.

Page 112

~ Sunday


Oct 7, 1894
Sunday I Attended conference which was opened
By prayer by L W Shirtliff G Q Cannon spoke
65 Minutes W Woodruff 20 Minuts I had a severe
cold & not able to speak in public. Afternoon
prayer By Wm W Cluff An overflow Meeting
was held in the Assembly Hall. President Cannon
presented the Authorities of the Church and reports
was read F D Richards spoke 36 M, J F Smith
spoke 38 M


~ Monday


8 I Attended Meeting with the presidents of stakes
& Authoraties of the Church & council was given
upon many subjects I was quite unwell


~ Tuesday


9. I spent the day in the office I met with the
Utah Company and we had a great Deal of
company Col Trumbo & Lady called upon us in
the Evening Gave us an invitation to go to Sanfrancisco


~ Wednesday


10 We met at the office Charles W Green
Chicago interocean we had a good Deal of company


~ Thursday


11 I Met with the Board of the Utah Compan[y] & Col Trumbo
in the forenoon looking at Maps & talking upon the con-
templated railway in the Afternoon I met with the
Apostles at the Temple we had prayers


~ Friday


12. I met with the Ogden Power Company I mailed a letter
[FIGURES] to Owen from his Father & Mother I met with a number
of the Brethren on business


~ Saturday


13 I met with the Power Company in the Morning and
spent most of the day in the office upon the Power Company Business

Page 113

~ Sunday


Oct 14 1894
Sunday I spent the day at home


~ Monday


15 I spent the day at the office I met with the board
of Z.C.M.I & heard their report I met with
many persons


~ Tuesday


16 I had several meetings with H. B. Clawson concerning
some of our Affairs in Calafornia we had Meetings
with several individuals among the rest Black Jane
wanted to know if I would not let her have her
Endowments in the Temple this I could not do
as it was against the Law of God As Cain killed
Abel All the seed of Cain would have to wait for
redemption untill all the seed that Abell would
have have tha had that may come through
other men can be redeemed I attended a Meeting
in the Evening at Brothe Wm B Dougall's whare
speeches were made by several of the sisters concerning
the Evils that were creeping into the society of the
young people of Utah speeches was made upon the
subject by the Presidency of the Church {The reports were painful.}


~ Wednesday


17. ^[FIGURES]^ I mailed a Letter to Blanche from her Father & Mother
I wrote to Sarah & Mary I met with F S. Richards
on business


~ Thursday


18 I visited with my councillors [at] the Gordo House which
was being repard. I met in the EveAfternoon the Twelve
in the Temple I delivered 1500 lbs of flour to Bulah, Deligh
& George, 500 to Each which left 500 lbs for Emma
& family

Page 114

~ Friday


Oct 19, 1894
^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ I mailed a Letter to day to Owen from Father ^&^ Alice


~ Saturday


20 In company with Emma Alice Vedi & Roxie I went
on board of James Sharp private car with himself & family
at Provo we took aboard A O. Smoot & wife, Blanche
& several other Ladies when we arived Near Mona
we took a side trak & remained untill 3 oclock
during the time Br Sharp caught 2 trout in a small
stream near By one about 1 1/2 lb & the other 5 1/2 lbs the
largest Ever caught in that small stream the Boys
killed a Dozen Rabbits we then returned home


~ Sunday


21. Sunday I spent the day at home resting & reading


~ Monday


22 I spent the day at the office I was visited By a
Russian Prince by the Name of
Prince Gregory Galitzin, Lieutenant General
Senator & Member of the Imperial Council of State
31. Grand Morskaya St Petersburg Russia
Also Rev Francis Lastan
we finally Granted the Prince the privilege of visiting ^the^ Temple
^ A folded letter/box^ I received a Letter from Owen.


~ Tuesday


23 I met with the Educational Board & with J R Winder


~ Wednesday


24. Peter started for Deseret for a load of grain


H. A. Woolley was buried to day G Q Cannon spok
at the funeral we were visited by several Gentlemen
^ A hand pointing to the right^ from Abroad I wrote a Letter to J. M. Weiler to day
I also wrote a Letter to Sarah & Mary {I sent ten dollars to Sarah.}


~ Thursday


25 We were visited by 3 Gentlemen from London and
several other parties. Wrote speech on Utah Day

Page 115

Oct 25 1894
A coffin Mary J. W. Ross
Born 18 Feb 1818
Died Oct 25 1894
Aged 76 years 8 M 7 days


Mary Ross died
to day at 12 oclok died
suddenly I spent the
day Evening at Brothe
McDonalds


~ Friday


26 I went to the House & saw the Body of Mary & spoke
to her son Ross I went to my lot in semetry and
picked out a spot for Her burial. I met with
several Brethren upon the subject of paying some
of the Heirs of B. Y. Esstate


~ Saturday


27. I spent the day at home reading


~ Sunday


28 ^ A hand pointing to the right^ Sunday I attended the funeral of Mary Ross in
the 17 ward Meeting House Prayer was offered By Georg
Reynolds
George G Bywater spoke 20 Minuts Edward
Stephenson
spoke 20 M, & George Reynolds 15 M & W Woodruff
10 Minuts I then followed the body to the Grave & she
was buried in the Norh west cornor of my lot


~ Monday


29. I spent the day in the offic {Emma had a bad spell in the [illegible shorthand].}


~ Tuesday


30. Junius F Wells called I spent the day in the offic


~ Wednesday


31. In company with Emma & a car load of friends
I visited the Lehi Sugar Factory they filled a sack of
100 lbs of sugar in one Minute which would make
1440 sacks in 24 hours making 72 tons in 24 hours
it was to much for me to clime the stairs and
go throug the factory the Heat & steam made me sick
I returned at 1:30 Distance of the day 60 Miles

Page 116

~ Thursday


Nov 1, 1894
^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ I wrote 2 letters to Sarah & Delight I met with
the Apostles in the Afternoon I Attended the circle prayer
we resolved to organize a Geneological Library in
the Temple. Our business is crouding vary hard
upon Every hand Money matters are crowding hard
upon us we learn from
the Dispatches of today
that the zcar of Russia
died at 3 oclok to day


A coffin The Czar of
Russia Died at
3 oclok this 1 day of Nov


~ Friday


2 Spent the day in the office we had a Meeting
with Professor Cluff Reed Smoot & Susan Gates
about the reports of Evils in B. Y. Academy


~ Saturday


3rd I spent the day at home At work assisting to
lay a floor in a Barn


~ Sunday


4. I spent the day at home (Emma had a severe
Distressed turn of heart affection it almost seemed
as though she would die) one of the Neighboring
women died this morning & Emma assisted in laying
her out I was not vary well myself


~ Monday


5. I went to the office & had an interview with Col Trumbo
{All affairs in California looks dark.} I read in the Evening
Letters from Owen to Asahel & the Sabbath School
which were vary good


~ Tuesday


6 Nov Election in Utah I went to our School House
& cast my vote before I went to the office


~ Wednesday


7 Bank Meeting Attended Meet. Republican carry the country

Page 117

~ Thursday


Nov 8, 1894
A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right I sent a Letter to Owen from Father & Mother
The whole country is Exercised about the Election
Utah has gone Republican with a great portion of
the United States Frank J Cannon is Elected the repre-
sentative of Congress instead of J L Rawlins I met
with the Twelve in the Temple


Keys crossed I met with the Utah Company on their business


~ Friday


9th. I met with the Board of Education Board of Examiners
& Presidents of Colledges all gave their views upon the
situation & of the Affairs of the institution


~ Saturday


10 I met with my councillors & the Twelve upon the
Mexican Matters we were called to day to pay
some $25000 on Church Matters as the Presidency
of the Church we did not get it all attended to


~ Sunday


11 I spent the day at the office I met with the Mexican
Board of Land & Colinization, Brethern of the Twelve
we spent most of the day in Meeting


11. Sunday I spent the day at Home reading In the
Evening I read in the Messenger & Advotate vol. 1,
my mission to Tennessee Also to Fox Islands it brought
all my Early works to Mind


~ Monday


12 I spent the day in the office. The republicans had
a great celebration in Salt Lake City they had a
great Barbecue on the Agricultural grounds. 2 oxen &
2 sheep were rosted & Eaten by the croud and a
great prosession in the city it was a great victory
for the republicans. They met in the Theater in the
Evening & many speeches were made

Page 118

~ Tuesday


Nov 13, 1894
I went to the office had an interview with Gen
Clarkson & Trumbo talked upon the result of the
late Election in the United States including Utah
I had a Bad night did not sleep well


~ Wednesday


14 A hand pointing to the right I sent a Letter to L. B. Logan Aliance Ohio
with $2 for 4 volums of the American Fishs Culture
for the following Persons. W. Woodruff A. H. Woodruff
O. C. Beebe & John Squires with the Address of Each
{I had a vary bad night in looking over home financial affairs.
O God help us I pray.} Joseph F Smith was not with us
G Q Cannon & myself went to the Nutsford & Met
Gen Clarkson, Osgood, Cockren ^&^ Trumbo & spent
an hour in conversation I then returned home


~ Thursday


15 I went to the office Met with the Twelve in the Temple


~ Friday


16 Mr G G. Neijnejohn congressman from Nebraska we
went through the Gardo House as the repairs & decoration
were Nearly finished it has been vary costly in
repairing up


~ Saturday


17 I came to the office at Noon & Met with the committy
of the Utah Company upon our business


~ Sunday


18. Sunday I went to my Daughter Clara's & stoped with
Ovando Beebe while Emma & Clara attended the funeral
of the Son of John Nickelson who was hurt in a game
of foot ball which cost him his life it was a Dangerous game
A hand pointing to the right I mailed 2 Letters one to Owen from Father Mother
& Blanche & one to Nellie from Mother & Father


KHeber K Nichelson is the name of the son Buried.

Page 119

~ Monday


Nov 19 1894


We held a meeting with the Utah Company And
with J W Wooinder we had a good Deal of company
A folded letter/box I received a Letter from Owen to Mother & Father &
Blanche. Nov 3, I met with Brother Smith of Logan
speaking of our Affairs in Nevada that they were
Prospering Alice also received a letter from Owen


~ Tuesday


20 I spent the day in the office Prest G Q Cannon is
preparing to leave to Attend the Irrigation Congress
at St Louis we all had a vary busy day many callers
we made arangements with Brother J R Winder to pay
some $2000 on the Expens of the Repairing of the Gardo
House
Moses Thatcher called upon us He is in vary
poor Health


~ Wednesday


21. I was quite unwell this morning but went to the
Office Met with Broths Joseph, Thatcher, & Abram Hatch
Brother Thatcher presented to us a Map of 90000 Acres of
Land in Mexico which the Brethren wished to buy we gave
our consent for them to purchase the Land if they could


~ Thursday


22 Keys crossed I signed 42 License of the board of Education
^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ I sent a Letter to Owen from Father & Blanche
{I am short this morning some two thousand dollars for money sent} A O Smoot. My Affairs
are crouding upon me vary Hard upon Money Matters


~ Friday


23 ^ A hand pointing to the right^ I wrote 2 Letters to L W Snow & Sylvia M Thompson
I spent the day in the office talked with Brother
Jaques & Br Jack upon my temporal Affairs


~ Saturday


24 I spent the day at home choring & Reading


~ Sunday


25 Sunday I spent this day at home Reading I was not well

Page 120

~ Monday


Nov 26, 1894


{I am badly pressed upon my [illegible shorthand] [affairs]}
I went to the office talked to Brother Jack upon our Money
Affairs we are in a critical condition


~ Tuesday


27 I met with many persons to day on business our
^[FIGURES]^ Money Matters seem difficult to Meet I mailed
a Letter to Owen from Emma


~ Wednesday


28 [FIGURES] I mailed a Letter to day to Owen for myself
of 6 Pages word comes this Morning that the Souther
Utes are on the war Path And great Danger of
an indian war. I sent some stocks on
Zions Savings Bank & Trust Co to the cashire for record
^Dr^ Joseph S Richard called & wanted his land affairs
investigated & settled on the Musium Property.


~ Thursday


29 Thanksgiving this is the 80th Thanksgiving I have
Lived to see I gathered my family together all I could
get And had a feast Asahel & Ovando was absent
with 50 other Men shooting Rabbits Asahel got 9 and
Ovando 19 one Man got 35 At the Close of our dinner
we all gatherd into the Parlor And Allice repeats
to the company verses of Poetry sent her by our son
Abram Owen then followed by verses from myself
it was quite Affecting to the company we had a plesant
day I felt to thank God that my life had been preserved
untill the present day


~ Friday


30. I spent the day in the office our secretary George
Gibbs
had to go home with a severe fellen on one
of his fingers.


~ Saturday


Dec 1. I spent the day at home choreing & Reading

Page 121

~ Sunday


Dec 2 1894


I went to the Tabernacl in the Afternoon. C W Penrose
spoke 1 Hour 20 M[inutes] W W spok 5 M[iles].


~ Monday


3 A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right I received 3 Letters from Owen to Father ^&^ Mother &
Blanche I mailed a Letter to Owen from Father Mother
& Blanche I distributed 10 coal to my family to day


~ Tuesday


4 ^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ I wrote 5 sheets to Owen, & 2 sheets to Wm McEwan
& Mailed both this Morning Emma wrote also as did
Blanche to WOwen sent this morning with mine


I sent 2 tons of coal to day to Asahel, also to Clara
It looks now like a Bloody Indian war against our
People In San Wan Country urged on by the people
^ A hand pointing to the right^ of Colorado I wrote a Letter to J M Weston of
4 pages & Mailed to his address


~ Wednesday


5 I met with Broth Smith from Logan this Morning
He wanted to Raise $5000 on our western affairs
I met with Brother Thomas S Cox from New
Zealand
who gave us an Account of his Mission
in that Land we had a snow storm on the Mountain


~ Thursday


6 Keys crossed I raised $5000 to day on Commercial & National Bank
on our Affairs in Nevada I put in security 50 shares
of Zion Savings Bank & Trust Company


~ Friday


7. We had a hard snow storm the first of the season
I spent the day in the office


~ Saturday


8. I spent the day at home choring was weary at night


~ Sunday


9. Sunday A cold windey day I staid at home


~ Monday


10 ^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ I received a Letter from Owen to Mother Blanche & Alice
I sent Owen a Letter from Father & Blanche I sat for a Photo John Hafen

Page 122

~ Tuesday


A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right Dec 11, 1894


I sent Owen a Letter from Mother, Blanch & Alice
with Christmass greetings from all I sent a Letter
to the Galvanic Co at 171 Sycamore St Cincinnati Ohio
I signed 124 Drafts on Liverpool and 4 Educational License it was a Dark cold day


~ Wednesday


12 I met at the Office Brother Talmage Wm Budge &
other Brethren upon various Branches of Business
we ordained George Albert Lyman an Elder
son of Marion Lyman


~ Thursday


13 ^ A hand pointing to the right^ I mailed a Letter to Owen this Morning with ownly
one sheet from myself.


~ Friday


14 got telegram fron H. B. Clawson Met with Gov McConnell
from Idaho Many poor People out of work


~ Saturday


15 I spent the day at home


~ Sunday


16 Sunday I spent the day at home reading


~ Monday


17. President Cannon returned home to day we had
^ A folded letter/box^ aninterview with him upon business to day I received
a Lengthy letter from Judge Estee who gave us good
Advice upon our temporal matters Judge Miner called
upon President Cannon I received a Letter from Brother
Teasdale I receive a peck of fresh shell Oysters


~ Tuesday


18 We listened to the Report of the financial committee
of the Utah Company which seemed Hopeful
I Attended a meeting on the 17 with the ZCMI Board


~ Wednesday


19. ^ A folded letter/box^ I wrote again to L B Logan about the Fish culture
As I had not herd from the lmoneatter nor the money I met
Brothr Staufer & An Armenion Dr called upon us.

Page 123

~ Thursday


Dec 20, 1894


We met with F. J. Cannon & Nephi Clayton and
listened to the Report of their visit in the East with
Perbek & other Business Men there seemed to be
some good Prospect in our financial affairs.


~ Friday


21. ^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ We received 3 Letters from Owen to Father Blanche
Wilford Beatie & I sent to day 3 Letter to Owen for
Father Mother & Blanche


^ An arrow^ I held a Meeting with A O Smoot & Son with the
Brethren in Provo Upon their Money Matters we had
a long plain talk and all our situation was laid
before Each other I met at the Temple in the Afternoon
Had Prayers W. W prayed & G. Q. C. mouth at the Altar



22 I spent the day at home reading


~ Sunday


23 Sunday I went to visit my Daughter Clara Beebe
who has been vary sick During the week


~ Monday


24 We held a Meeting with the Utah Company and with
Tribune Reported


~ Tuesday


25 Dec Christmass Asahel got up the Christmass
Dinner for the family And we had a good Meeting
with most all the family it lasted till near midnight
^ A folded letter/box^ we received Letters from Owen to Father Mother Blanch
& Alice And a Letter from Wm McEwen


~ Wednesday


26 I met with the Bank Meeting Board we declaired
a Dividend of 6 per cent. My Daughter Clara is sick


~ Thursday


27 I drove to Clara's in the Morning she is vary sick
And Administered to her I mailed a Letter to Owen
^ A hand pointing to the right A folded letter/box^ from Father & Mother Held a Meeting with the Twelve

Page 124

~ Friday


Dec 28, 1894


I held a Meeting with the Utah Company in the forenoo
At 3 oclock I Attended the Dedication of the Joint City &
County Building I offered the Dedicatory Prayer
we had an interesting day. The Building cost near
$8000000


~ Saturday


29. I spent the day at home and attended to Business
of affairs at home


~ Sunday


30 ^Sunday^ I spent the day at Claras she had a miscarrige
& came nigh Dying she was better when we left


~ Monday


31. I spent the day at the office


~ Tuesday


Jan 1, 1895 Almost all the people celebrated the day
I had to go to the office to have a Meeting with Mr Abbot
of Hartford Ct about obtaining a Loan of Money Mr Badlam
visited my House


~ Wednesday


2nd I went to the Office Met with the Bank board The
Sugar Company Met I sent for Materials of Pulver macher
Keys crossed Galvanic 1971 Sycamore street Cincinnati Ohio $40.


I looked over my Journal the last of the year and
A synopsis of the work in 1894 will be found on
the oposite Page

Page 125


I Attended Conferences 10
I held Meetings 50
I Preached Discourses 33
I Attended Funerals 7
I Ordained 1 Patriarch 1 HP & 1 Elder
I met with Presidency & Twelve 35 times
I Administered to the sick 7
I wrote Letters 97, Received 78
I Paid Tithing in 1894 $742800.800
I met with Z.C.M.I Board 40 times
I met with Zions savings Bank 45 times
I held a Birth Day Meeting in the Temple Ma[r]ch 1.
I signed 153 Teachers License 153
I Travelled in 1894 Miles 2626
Emma Paid Tithing in 1894 $358.50
Asahel Paid Tithing 1894 $342.65
Owen Paid Tithing 1894 $53.15
Wilford Woodruff sen Paid Tithing 800.00
Total Tithing $1504.30
Page 126

WILFORD WOODRUFF'S
JOURNAL
FOR
1895

Page 127

~ Tuesday to ~ Wednesday


Jan 1, 1895


The History of Jan 1 & 2 is on page 116


~ Thursday


3 I spent the day in the office Met with the Utah
Company
Met at the Temple I gave Hugh
J Cannan
15 shares of Zions savings Bank
for security on the [blank] Bank making 30
shares as security upon that Bank in a few days
for $3000.


~ Friday


4 I spent the day at the office I wrote a Letter to
A hand pointing to the right Jeremiah Langford


I signed a Note with Hugh Cannon for [blank]
on the [blank] Bank of the Republic


~ Saturday


5 I spent the Day at home at work on my Journals
for 1894


~ Sunday


6 Sunday I spent the day at home


~ Monday


7. I Met with Brother ^Orson^ Smith in the Morning gave me A
History of the work on our Mine in Nevada in putting
up the Stamp Mill thought it would be running soon
After the first of Feb He brought 2 gold Bricks from
a mine in the same line of ours, Hwith ownly one stamp
that produced some $500 dollars a Day with 2 stamps
our Mill was 10 stamps He was satisfied when the Mill
got to Running it would Help us to Pay our Debts
A hand pointing to the right I received a Letter from Asahel


~ Tuesday


8th I met with Wm W Cluff & gave him a Letter to the
People of Parawan & Cedar in the South

Page 128

1


Sunday - Prest Woodruff
ordained Franklin Marion Barrell aged
13 yrs. a deacon. He is the son of Chas.
Morrell
.


He notes in his Jour-
nal that Bro. Heber J. Grant was taken
to the Hospital for a operation for
appendicitis, and that he prayed earnestly
for his recovery. Upon Bro. Grant's
recovery Prest. Woodruff kindly
ordered a carriage to carry Bro.
Grant to his home, that showing
his kindly interest in his affected
brother and co-laborer.


-Anniversary of Bp. Hunter's
Birthday Old Folks day at Saltair, Con-
cert in the Tabernacle in the even-
ing, for which Prest. Woodruff wrote
a speech which was read by Bro.
David Mc'Kenzie. Prest W. spoke
a few words at the close.


- Prest Woodruff sealed
to his son Abraham Owen Miss Helen
Winters
. Sister to Mrs Augusta Grant
In the evening Bro. Grant gave them
a reception at his home but Prest.
Woodruff was unable to attend.

Page 129
Page 130

5


The latter part of - his daughter Alice
was strucken down with a severe illness
and was later healed by a remarkable
manifestation of the power of God.


South. th he notes the funeral of his
daughter Susan Scholes and - attend-
ed with Prest. Cannon in Nephi the funeral
of Prest. Wm Paxman.


On Thur. - Prest. Woodruff was
called upon by Col, Dickinson and several
Hawaiian gentlemen enroute to Washington
to oppose the Annexation of the Hawaiian
Islands to the United States.


Sun. - Pres. W. attended an inter-
esting lecture in the Tabernacle on Russia
and her people by Dr. Talmage


- Prest. W. passed his 91st
anniversary quietly at home with his family.
He wrote in his ^Journal^ words of praise and
commendation in honor of his wives
and children, naming them
-he rec'd a copy of the 1st
edition of the Book of Mormon which
he prized very highly.


at a gathering of a portion of
his family with L. J. Nuttall, Andrew Smith

Page 131
Page 132

and Mazie Barkley, he had Bro. Nuttall
read to them the wonderful manifesta-
tions given him in Arizona in
the early part of 1880, and instructed his
family to remember the thngs con-
tained therein, as they would surely
come to pass. Sister Woodruff gave a
carnation to each persent and asked
that it be pressed and kept in memory
of the occasion.


he notes the funeral of Elder
Geo. G Bywater, and that speakers. Bp. Wal-
ter Beathe
, ^Elder^ Areluis Miner, Ex Gov. Thomas
Prest C. W. Penrose of the S. L. Stake, Bro.
D. L. Davis, Prests L. Snow and Angus M.
Cannon
.


-he went to deseret to attend
conference and look into the tempreal
interests of the Saints there who were
having trouble in securing water.


Wed. , he went to Liberty
Park
and shook hands with about 2000
children who were there for a Holiday


On th he celebrated the day in
Sugar House Wd. accompanied by Prest
Col. Isaac Trumbo. In the afternoon
he went to Saltair with Prest Geo. Q.
Cannon

Page 133
Page 134

2


Monday Oct 5. 10 am
Prayer by Elder J. D. T. MCallister
Elder J. D Richards spoke 35 min
" B Young " 22 "
" F M Lyman " 35 "
Benediction by Elder S. B. Young


2 P. M.
Prayer by Elder E. Partridge
Pres W. Woodruff spoke 30 min
" L. Snow " 25 "
Elder John H. Smith 15 "
" B. Young 10 "
" H. J. Grant 5 "
" Geo Teasdale 17 "
Pres Jos F Smith 12 "
Benediction by J. G. Kimball


Tuesday Oct 6th 10 am
Prayer by Elder Hugh S. Gowans
Elder John W. Taylor spoke 45 min
" M. W. Merrill " 25 "
" A. H. Lund " 28 "


Penediction by Elder Geo Reynolds

Page 135

Wilford

Page 136

Office of
The First Presidency
of the
Church of Jesus Christ
of
Latter-day Saints


P.O. Box B Salt Lake City, Utah


1st Book . Jan 1 - 1838 to Dec 31 - 1839
2 " Jan 1 - 1840 to Dec 31 - 1830
3 " Jan 1 - 1841 to Dec 31 - 1842 R S. April 28/42
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Page 137
Page 138

~ Wednesday


A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right Jan 9, 1895


I received a Letter from Owen to Father & Mother
I wrote to Owen 4 pages And to Cornelius Schettler
4 pages


~ Thursday


10 ^ Keys crossed A hand pointing to the right^ I subscribed for A Libary of Chise Litteraton
of 10 volums at $5 a volume paid Monthly. It is said
to be the Best History in the world The Twelve met
in the Temple to settle some Difficulty between
Moses Thatcher & M W. Merrill it was not setled


~ Friday


11 I spent the day in the office I had a Numbers of
callers, Brother Merrill, Thatcher, Grant, & others


~ Saturday


12 I spent the day at home reading


~ Sunday


13 Sunday I went to Clara's in the Morning I took
Vedi up to Sabbath School Ovando was at the school
He returned at Noon I spent the Afternoon with him


~ Monday


14 ^ A folded letter/box^ I received a Letter from Prest G Q Cannon


~ Tuesday


15 Keys crossed I signed a Note to day as Trustee in trust
for $500000 for three years at about 5 pr cent
I met with Wm Budge & Met with the board of
Z.C.M.I. And several other Parties


~ Wednesday


16 I Borrowed $1500 of Zion Saving Bank
for a short time on company Affairs
A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right I received 2 Letters from Owen one on the 14th
& one this morning Both to Father & Mother I mailed
a Letter to Owen this Morning containing Letters
from Father, Mother & Blanche I also wrote Asahel
A hand pointing to the right I got measured for a pair of calf Boots at Coop

Page 139

~ Thursday


Jan 17, 1895


We granted the use of the Tabernacle for lecture of the charitable
institution for the Benefit of the poor Joseph F. Smith and
Myself met with the Twelve in the Temple And the subject
An arrow of Moses Thatcher was called up whare he had preached
in Bear Lake a political Discourse concerning Brother
Merrill. it was represented that Brother Thatcher had made
a statement about Brother Merrill which was false & Brother
Thatcher now wrote a Letter contradicting theis statement
There was a Party in the Farmers ward Meeting House
to night Nearly all the family Attended Except
my self I sat up till 12 oclok & slept but little during
the night I have not slept well of Late nights. I was
weighed to day & weighed 191 lbs which is to much for health


~ Friday


18 I met at the office Brother Merrill & Budge Also
Brothr & Sister F D Richards


~ Saturday


19. I spent the day at home not vary well


~ Sunday


20 Sunday I spent the day at home mostly reading Ovando
& Clara and children spent the day with us


~ Monday


21. I went to the office


Keys crossed Samuel Cates from Ogden called upon me
And asked me to Fill a carr with 20000 lbs
of flour to take to the starving people of Nebraskia
Cash Valley furnished 6500 lbs I ordered. I brought
Bishop Preston 14000 lbs to fill the cars at Richmond
making 20,500 lbs which we donate as a Church for
^ A folded letter/box^ that suffering People I received a Letter from Asahel

Page 140

~ Wednesday


Jan 23, 1895


A snow storm all day we had a visit from
Nephi Pratt about getting his Brother Alma out of
the Asylum I setled Tithing to day for the family for
1894 As follows. Wilford Woodruff $742.80
Emma W. $358.50 Asahel $342.65, Owen $53.15
Total $1497.10 Tithing of the family


~ Thursday


24 I went to the office And to the Temple with the
Twelve we discussed several subjects Among other
things it had been the custom in Cache valley by M
Thatcher
& others to ordain a High Priest then set him
apart for a Bishop. I decided that was wrong. No man
had a right to officiate in any office of the Priesthood
without being ordained to that office. We also had
up the subject of Evan Stephens the leader of the Quire
we finally voted to give him $2000 dollars a year for
all his time


~ Friday


25 I met with the Twelve in the Temple at 11 oclok And
attended to the business before us


~ Saturday


26 I spent the day at home reading it is quite cold


~ Sunday


27 Sunday I spent the day at home reading & writing


~ Monday


28 ^[FIGURES]^ I received a Letter from Owen & wrote him
a Letter & sent it with one from Blanche Emma is
quite Poorly I met with Nephi Clayton just returned
from the East


~ Tuesday


29. I had a visit from many Brethren the first Presidency
of the Stake called upon me concerning some Matters of
Charles R Savage which was setled satisfactory

Page 141

~ Wednesday


Jan 2930, 1895


I had an interview this morning with Mr Farr
I received a Telegram from G Q Cannon. We Met
with the Utah Company and they gave us an Account
of their work in the East


~ Thursday


31 I met in the Temple with the Twelve President Cannon
being Present. A Matter of C. R. Savage was brought
up & discussed concerning his family Affairs


~ Friday


Feb 1. I called uppon Julia Woodruff, Wilford
wife she is dangerous sick I called upon Dr
Benedits to visit her Afterwards President Cannn
& J F Smith Accompanied me to Wilfords House & we all
administerd to her but she was bloated to a terrible extent
Julia Woodruff wife of Wilford Woodruff ^Jr^ Died at
10.30 oclock Friday night Aged 38 years 8 M[onths] & 26 days


Feb 1, 1895
A coffin Julia Spencer Woodruff
Died 10.30 Feb 1, 1895
Aged 38 years 8 M[onths] & 26 Days


~ Saturday


Feb 2 I spent the day Mostly in preparing for the funeral tomorrow


~ Sunday


3rd Sunday we held the funeral in the Meeting House 9 ward
J. F. Smith spoke 25 Minutes, L. Snow 10 M[inutes], John Henry Smith
15 M[inutes], David McKinzie 10 M[inutes] W Woodruff 10 Minutes. The
grave was Dedicated By John Henry Smith W Woodruff
said he could not mourn for any Latter Day Saint who died in the Lord

Page 142

~ Monday


Feb 34rd 1895


I met in the office with My Councillors Brothers
Orson Smith, ^&^ Jeremiah Langford on some
of our affairs in Nevada


~ Tuesday


5 A vary busy Day Judge M Toll & John W Barrows
from Denver who are visiting us to Examine
our securities on a Lone, they spent the day with
us. We also met with Brother Smith & Langford
about our Affairs in Nevada I received a Letter
^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ from Owen & I wrote him a Letter I also wrote
Sarah & Mary a Letter I met in the Morning with
the Board of the Deserett National


~ Wednesday


6 A hand pointing to the right I wrote a Letter to Owen & sent one from
Blanche with it I met with the Board of Z.C.MI
Also Met with Brother Orson Smith & Langford


~ Thursday


7. A hand pointing to the right I sent a Letter to Owen from his Mother
I met in the Morning with the Utah Company
Also Met with Judge M Toll & John W Barrows
As a parting Hour They Enquired if the Trustees in
trust controlls the Temples we transacted a good
Deal of Business with the Utah Company to day
Asahel & myself administered to Emma & myself
she is in quite Poor health at Present


~ Friday


8th Cannon & Grant Company held a Meeting at the office
^ A folded letter/box^ to day I received a Letter from Wm McEwan & Owen to Blanche


~ Saturday


9. I spent the day at home fixing up my Journal


~ Sunday


10 Sunday Phebe Scholes was quite sick at our House
A hand pointing to the right I wrote to Wm McEwan & Owen in one Envellop

Page 143

~ Monday


Feb 11, 1895


I met with Langford & Orson Smith. I also Met
with Brother Budge {I had [due] less money.} I was unwell at nigh


~ Tuesday


12 We met with Brother Budge & with others we had a
meeting with the financial Board of the savings
Bank {They offered to loan us thirty thousand dollars. This is a great relief to us.}


~ Wednesday


13 The Brigham Young Board Met in the Morning
and done a good Deal done a good Deal of business
A folded letter/box I received a Letter from Sylvia And Answered
her & sent her $10.


~ Thursday


14 I met with the Twelve in the Temple I had an
interview with John Beck


~ Friday


15 I spent the day in the office I met with the Board of ZCMI
Meeting lasted 3 Hours


~ Saturday


16. I spent the day at home reading & writing


~ Sunday


17. Sunday I spent the day at home reading I dont feel
able to go to Meeting this cold weather


~ Monday


18 ^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ I wrote a Letter to Owen Had an interview with Brother
Smith & Hugh Cannon we met with A. O. S^m^oot


~ Tuesday


19. I spent the day in the office G Q Cannon
Answered the Libelious Document in the N. Y. times
against him & the Presidency published in the
Herald & Tribune 20


~ Wednesday


20. Presidents Cannons Denial of the slanders
in the [New York] Times was published in Both Herald & Tribune


~ Thursday


21 I met with the Twelve in the Temple the Doctrins
of {J F Smith} was Discused in one of his sermons about
The Apostles not Having the Gift of the Holy Ghost untill after the death of the savior

Page 144

~ Friday


Feb 22, 1895


Washington Birth Day I spent the day at home
writing out invitations to our Birth Day Party


~ Saturday


23 I spent this day at home writing invitations to Birth Day Party


February 24, 1895 ~ Sunday


24. Sunday I rode to Claraies & took Dinner then to Meeting
in the Tabernacle three young Missionaries from Tennessee
all spoke & bore strong testimony I followed them
& spoke 10 Minutes followed by President G Q Canon


~ Monday


25 I spent the day in the Office I received 2 letters
^ A folded letter/box^ from Owen one to Father & Mother & one to Blanche &
Asahel had one They were vary fine Letter


~ Tuesday


26 We had a sugar Meeting Cannon & Grant Meeti[ng]
^ A hand pointing to the right^ & Utah CMeeting. I sent a Letter to Owen


~ Wednesday


27. I delivered the Last invitations to day to our Birth
Day
Party about 250 in all Prest G Q Cannon
read to us several Letters from Frank J Cannon from
New York showing the variety of feelings towards
us some of the Democrats are are attrying in the
East to destroy our Prospect for a state Government
A hand pointing to the right The letter I mailed yesterday to Owen was one
from Father, Mother, Blanche & Alice. I gave his letter
to the Editor of the News for Publication


~ Thursday


28. Spent two hours in the Temple with The Presidency
& Twelve Moses Thatcher Prayed Abram Cannon Mouth
Prest G. Q. Cannon was quite poorly to day
we had quite a Number of Letters to day from
the East upon business Matters

Page 145

~ Friday


March 1, 1895


This is my Birth Day Also my wife
Emmas I am 88 years of Age, & Emma is
57 years of Age. I am in the Enjoyment of Good
Health & sound Mind for which I thank God
my Heavenly Father.


A heart Wilford Woodruff
Born March 1, 1807
Aged 88 years
This Day


A heart Emma Woodruff
B[orn] March 1, 1838
Aged 57 years
Old This Day


We held a Birth Day Party in the Temple with
some 250 workers in the Temple & others it
included the Presidency of the Church, The Twelve
Apostles, seventies And the Leading Men of the [blank]
with many of the Aged Men & women Also the
Leading Bishops. This is the Last Meeting President
Abraham Owen Smoot Ever Attended. He was quite
poorly returned home went to bed & died on the 6
of March I have been a member in the Church up to
his date 601 years and 2 Months

Page 146

~ Saturday


March 2 1895


I was quite sick last night & sick to day I took
cold which settled all through my system


~ Sunday


3 Sunday I was quite sick at night I was allso sick


~ Monday


4 throug Monday quite poorly through the day some
better at nigh


~ Tuesday


5 I went to the office & spent the day transacting such
business as come before hi me Herd Letters read from Frank


~ Wednesday


6 I had a vary busy Day Orson Smith & Hugh Cannon
called upon me Also Col Trumbo, Budge & Also
A hand pointing to the right I wrote A Letter to Newton Woodruff
I met with Zions savings Bank Board I wrote a
A hand pointing to the right Letter to Owen to day


Keys crossed A crown President Abraham Owen Smoot died this
Afternoon at 4 oclok 10 At Provo


A coffin Abraham Owen Smoot born Feb 17, 1815
Died March 6, 1895 At 4 oclock 10
Aged 80 years One Month & 6 Days


~ Thursday


7. I met with the Twelve in the Temple and had Prayer
We also met with Mr S. H H Clark President of the
U P Rail Road He is a good Man


~ Friday


8. We Met with Mr Dooly who informed us that Men
in the East were trying to injure our credit
some Enemies from Salt Lake have published in New Times
that the Mormon Church is Bankrupt this is done to Destroy our
credit May God reward them

Page 147


We met with the Twelve in the Temple and had Prayers


~ Saturday


9. In company with my wife Emma I took carrs
& rode to Provo & spent the night with the family of
President A O. Smoot who lay a corps in the
House Sister Smoot was in Deep mo^u^rning
Distance of the Day 50 Miles


~ Sunday


10 Sunday The Body of A. O. Smoot was laid
out in his coffin made of Locuse wood which
Brother Smoot had raised Himself had it sawed out
& seasoned And it made one of the finest caskets
I Ever saw in my life. All the family took leave
of the Body at the House which was then taken to the
Tabernacle and Exhibited to the people for 1 1/2 hours
The tabernacle was packed as full as it could Hold
At 11 oclock the services commenced. After singing
and Prayer Joseph E Taylor spoke 20 Minutes
J F Smith 20 M[inutes] David John 15 Bishop Partridge 15,
G. Q Cannon 25 M[inutes], & W Woodruff 20 M[inutes], and
Karl G Maeser 10 Minutes. The Meeting was then dismissed
And prosession then formed in the street, Family fir[s]t
in carriges then citizen on foot 4 Abrest then
citizens in carriages. I think it was the Longest procession
I Ever saw in Utah I think it was a Mile long. We
took cars & Returned to Salt Lake City 50 Miles


~ Monday


11 A hand pointing to the right I received a Letter from Owen to his Mother & one to
Blanche. We received a Letter from Gen Clarkson


~ Tuesday


12. ^ A hand pointing to the right^ I mailed 2 Letters to Owen to day from Father & Mother

Page 148


I met with quite a Number of men I met with
Orson S[m]ith, Clawson & Trumbo, and quite a
number of subjects discussed


~ Wednesday


13 I took to Cannons Bindery to day the following
works for Binding. 2 Vol. Young Womons Journal [18]89 94
Illustrated American 3 years [18]91, 92 & [18]93
Rout from Liverpool to Salt Lake Illustrated
The Higher Officials vol 1, 3 vol Fish Culture
six volums Forest & Stream
& Picturesque America the land we live in


We had a hard sonow storm last night


~ Thursday


14 I met with the Twelve in the Temple for Prayer
I also met at 2 oclock at my office Reed Smoot
& Dusenbury from Provo, & Legrand Young H. J. Grant
A. H. Cannon F M Lyman J F Smith & others from
Salt Lake City to see if we could do any thing to
save the selling at Auction the Bigham Young Academy
at Provo to [pay] the Debts upon it A committee was
Appointed to see if they could Borrow Money to
pay the Debts


~ Friday


15. I met with the board of Z.C.MI in the forenoon
I learned that the committee could not Borrow any
Money for the B. Y. Academy things looked dark


~ Saturday


16. I spent the day at home reading I spent the night
at the Gardo House


~ Sunday


17 Sunday we rode to Clara's to see the sick children
we then returned home

Page 149

~ Monday


March 18, 1895


I met with F S Richards, Robert, Thurman & Ivins
I talked with them about the Constitution & {the [illegible shorthand] women}


~ Tuesday


19. I spent the day in the office Met with a Number of parties
Mrs Bell Moses lost one of her Twins to day about
9 Months old. A coffin Ethel Moses Died March 19 Aged 9 months Emma was quite sick through
the night


~ Wednesday


20 Sarah called
at the office on the way to Smithfield to attend the funeral
of her Grand child of Arabella Moses Legrand Young
called upon us and read the Bonds of our Coal Mines
we met with L W. Cluff & N. W. Clayton. Thomas Ricks
called upon us Also I received a Letter from Owen And
^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ wrote him one in Return of 4 pages Emma was quite
sick through the night


~ Thursday


21. Emma was some better this morning I met
with the Twelve in the Temple & had Prayers


~ Friday


22. A Rainey Morning I spent the day in the office
I had many callers


~ Saturday


23 Emma was better this Morning she rode to the city with [blank]
we called upon Clara found all three of her children
getting better from the measles we chose a company of
Elders to day, to go and Attend the funeral of the dead on
Sunday 24 of March 1895.
The Names were
J F Smith, F. D Richards
Seymour B Young
& Edward Stephenson
4 in all. The ^33^ coffins were brought outside the House


A coffin 53 61 Men killed by an
Explusin in the Alma Mine
32 were Later Day Saints
5.45 Evening March 20 [18]95

Page 150

March 23 1895


I spent the day in the Office I wrote a Letter to
^[FIGURES]^ Prest G. Q. Cannon giving him an outline of affairs
with us and the burial of 53 Men killed in the Explosion at
the Alma mine 32 of which were Latter Day Saints


~ Sunday


24 Sunday I was sick all dally & night with severe
cold in my Head & Lungs


~ Monday


25 I rode to the Fish Car [Culture?] at the D. & R. G and
Exhamined the 2000000 white fish Eggs from
Lake Erie they were just beginning to Hatch they
were in the care of A M Musser who was going
with ^them^ to the Lake as they Hatched out. I then rode
to the Office & held a Meeting with J. F Smith
& Winder & Ogden Company upon the commen[cin]g
of building the water poipe to Ogden I received a
^[FIGURES]^ Letter from Owen & sent him one from Father & Mother


~ Tuesday


26 I had a sick night as did Mrs Woodruff
I went to the office Met with Professor Talmage
who gave a History of the Tobaco & Sigaret trade
which is injuring our trad Boys. Sarah also
called in on her way home from the funeral of her
Grand child


~ Wednesday


27. I went to the office & met with
& met with Jacob Wilder & ordan
and ordainened Jacob Wilered to the
office off Patriarch Joseph F Smith wa[s]
Mouth


~ Thursday


28. I spent the day at home sick

Page 151

~ Friday


March 29, 1895


A Hard snow storm I went to the office and Br
David MCKenzie gave me a stamp from a seal
cut in London of my Father (Woodruffs) coat of Arme
it was a Beautiful peace of work Brother T G Webber
called & Brought my Z.CM.I Messages to Read
on the 5 April at 12 {o'clock}


~ Saturday


30. I spent the day at home choring pruning &c


~ Sunday


31. Sunday I spent this day at home Aliece
was vary sick commencied with coughing then turned into
A fever I Administered to her


~ Monday


^ A folded letter/box^ April 1. I went to the office I received a Letter from
Prest G Q Cannon And 1 Letter from Sylvia I wrote
to Sylvia & sent her $10. Brother George Teasdale
Arived at the office to day He called upon me at
night & Administered to Alace who was vary sick


~ Tuesday


2nd ^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ I received a Letter from Owen to Father Mother
& Blanche. I wrote Letters to Owen to Susan & Phebe
Scholes
sent $10. I wrote to Sylvia Thompton
I sent her $10 for sickness was visited by a
company of Sisters upon womans sufferage


~ Wednesday


3 Thomas W Ellerbeck died this morning at 7.30
At 66 years of Age He has been poorly a good while
I had a meeting with Br C. O. Card from Canida


~ Thursday


4 Prest G. Q Cannon returned this morning all well
Col Trumbo called upon us {She tells him private news}
^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ I mailed a Letter from Blanch to Owen to day
I signed my Name 220 [times] in one Hour & 20 minutes

Page 152

~ Friday


April 5, 1895


The 66 Semiannual Conference of the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints met at
the Tabernacle at 10 oclok to day W Woodruff
made a few remarks followed By Abram Cannon
Merrill & Taylor in the forenoon &
G Teasdale & H J Grant & W Woodruff in
the Afternoon And a Priesthood Meeting
Held in the Evening


~ Saturday


April 6. Conference Met at 10 oclok A S
F M Lyman B Young & F D Richards
spoke in the forenoon F D Richards spoke
upon Keeping Records we held a Meeting yesterday
with Mr Bannester concerning Electric
power
Compan[y] at Ogden


~ Sunday


7. Sunday I went to the Tabernacle it was
crowed almost to Fsuffication W Woodruff spoke
40 Minutes on the History of the Church followed
By Joseph F Smith one hour I went to Ovando
Beebes
to Dinner. In the afternoo G Q Cannon
spoke about 1 H 30 Minutes followed By W Woodruff 10 m


~ Monday


8. Monday I Attended the Priesthood Meeting in the
Assembly Hall we gave council to the Priesthood
we held several meetings in the Afternoon Brother
Munch came to my house & copied my Patriarchal
Blessing to put into a frame


~ Tuesday


9. A folded letter/box I received a Letter from Owen we held a Meeting
with the Utah Company I signed 100 Z.C.MI stock Book

Page 153

~ Wednesday


April 10, 1895


I met this Morning at the office many Parties
Card from Canida Smith & Hugh Cannon {Want
fifty thousand dollars on the mine.} I was vary bad through the night
with Kidney trouble the night


~ Thursday


11 I met with the Twelve in the Temple and discussed
several questions one was to take an interest in
Land & water matters in Arazonia Utah and
Nevada with a Man by the name of Wells Hendershott
we decided not to Engage in it At 3 oclok we
went Down to Brother Gallagers & Eat 2 dozen
fresh Raw Oysters as a Donation to us
we then returned to the Office And I signed
my name on a Document 225 times in one H[our]
I Attended a party at John MCDonalds until
11 oclock. our {enemies are determined to make him [detain] us to destroy state government}


~ Friday


12 I spent the day in the office attending to Business


~ Saturday


13 Sunday I spent the day at home choreing


~ Sunday


14. Sunday I spent the day at home reading


~ Monday


15 I spent the day in the office met with many Parties
^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ I mailed a Letter to Owen from Father & Blanche


~ Tuesday


16 ^ A folded letter/box^ I received a Letter from Owen to Mother with a
pair of Gloves I spent the forenoon with Legrand
Young
on the Utah Company Business. I met
with Brother Hilton & several others from Samoa
Islands
2 sisters came over & left there Husbands
there they speak well of the Mission there


~ Wednesday


17 I went met with Col Trumbo about the suffridge

Page 154

April 17, 1895


^ A folded letter/box^ I met with the Utah Company about commencing
work up Ogden Canyon on the power company
I received a Letter from Owen to Father & George Shopmar


~ Thursday


18. A hand pointing to the right A single key with teeth to the right A single key with teeth to the right I sent a Letter to Owen from Father Mother & Peter
We had to raise $558,000 dollars to day or meet
with a great Loss it looked a great impossibility
but through the Blessings of God we were Enabled to do it


~ Friday


19. The Presidency met at the Office and attended to
a good Deal of Business. We found that our business
went all all right yesterday I prepared for going to
Provo to morrow


~ Saturday


20 In company with Emma G Q Cannon & J F Smith
& L Snow A. H. Cannon we took carrs & Road to Provo 50 M[iles]
We Attended the conference at the Tabernacle we met at 10 o'clok
Brother John & Partridge spoke a short time W Woodruff
spoke a few Moments F. M. Lyman followed then
A. H. Cannon spoke. We Met at Reed Smoots &
took Dinner. We then Met in council to take
into consideration the importance of Appointing a
Presidency for the Stake we had no one upon our
minds when we came while discussing the subject
the spirit of the Lord rested upon us & Designated
Edward Partridge as President & David John as
first & Reed Smoot as second councillors so
we settled upon that as we were all united upon
that. We met at the Tabernacle at 2 oclok
at the Tabernacle L Snow spoke followed By J F Smi

Page 155


And W Woodruff spoke 20 M[inutes] spoke of his Experience
in the Early ages of the Church


A Meeting of the Priesthood in the Evening L Snow
& G Q Cannon spoke


~ Sunday


21 Sunday The conference Met at 10 oclk B Young spok
23 Minutes John Henry Smith 10 M[inutes] G Q Cannon 12 M[inutes]
Afternoon W. Woodruff took the stand & Presented
the 3 Names for the Presidency of the Stake viz
Edward Partridge for Presidet & David Johns
for first councillor & Reed Smoot for 2nd councillor
we had a full congregation and it was a
universal vote After which G. Q. Cannon spoke followed
by J F Smith & W. Woodruff all spoke we had much
of the spirit of the Lord with us we left the Meeting
at 3 oclk we then went aboard of carr & returned
to Salt Lake City 100 Miles


~ Monday


22 Met with the Pioneer Company at our office
had a Letter from Frank Cannon read the subject of
commencing work in the canyon was Discussed I then
wrote my name 220 times on Business paper


~ Tuesday


23 We Met with Orson Smith & Hugh Cannon
upoon our Sterling Mine Business we met several parties


~ Wednesday


24 The Presidency talked over the stock of the
Sterling Mine Property. I Received 12 Photos
of C. R. Savage


~ Thursday


25 I met with the Twelve in the Temple & we took
up the subject of H B Roberts & M Thatcher Advocating
subject in the convention against our interest

Page 156


I was measured for a suit of cloths By Emil Olson
A hand pointing to the right I mailed a Letter to day to Owen from Father & Mother


~ Friday


26 I spent the day in the office J L Anderson
Land Agent called upon me with Dr Park
And talked over the Timber Question of the Territory
I had an interview with Judge Powers & Patt Lennen
they wanted to get the promise of the Tabernacle for
A United States Political Convention for the
Nomination of A President we agreed to
Give the use of the Tabernacle for that purpose


~ Saturday


27. I spent the day at home choreing with the
two Men making water Ditches & Irrigating &c


~ Sunday


28 Sunday I spent the Day at home reading


~ Monday


29. I spent the day in the office I received a Letter
^ A folded letter/box^ from Owen to Father & Mother. The Sterling Mine
sent into the Commercial National Bank 2 gold
Bars Amounting to $3,600 dollars I am glad we
are begining to get sumthing from the Mine to assist


~ Tuesday


30 Thank God we have a great rain which soaks
the whole Earth I was not well this morning


~ Wednesday


May 1. Received a Letter from Orson Sithmith says they
took out about $4000 in gold in 8 days we were visited
By Mr Pierson we also held a Meeting with Ogden
Power Company
we also Met with the savings Bank
Board & heard the Report which was favorable


~ Thursday


2nd We met at the Temple Had Prayers we Met with
Benjamin Cluff principle of Provo Academy

Page 157


Brother Cluff presented to us the condition of the provo
^
A hand pointing to the right^ Academy & Teachers &c I sent a Letter to Owen
from Blanche A hand pointing to the right we consulted with Hiram Clawson
about Joining in a New company throughout the United
States upon the subject of a New Telephone. It
continues to Rain untill the whole Earth is soaked
down quite a Depth it Rained all night


~ Friday


3. I met with Claudius Spencer about the conver-
tion of his Father & family to Mormonism which
was quite interestin. I attended a Party with
my councillors & many others at Andrew
Jensons
who is about to take a Journey around
the world in the interest of the Historian Office
& the Church we set him apart for the Mission
Blessed his child & Dedicated his House to the
Lord & all the Presidency Made speeches


~ Saturday


4 I spent the day at home it rained a good part
of the Day


~ Sunday


5. Sunday I spent the day at home Reading


~ Monday


6 A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right I received Letters from Owen He said He
had been removed to Berlin the Capital of Germany
He baptized 3 a few days before He wrote I sent
him a Letter of 6 pages I gave him some account
of my temporal Affairs


~ Tuesday


7. We the Presidency took cars & Rode to Ogden
& Met with the Power company & learned that the
opposition company had stoped our company crossing

Page 158


the River to their work we all went up the canyon
And after conversing with Leaders they settelled
the Matter for the present we went up the canyon
to the Place whare Mr Rhoades Men are at work
we returned to Ogden & Returned to Salt Lake 95 Miles
^ An arrow An arrow^ On my arival at the farm I found My Grand Daughter
Phebe C Scholes on a By sickle was run over
by a 2 Horse waggon driven by a Drunken Man
she fell between the Horses did not Break any bones
but bruised her up Broke her Bysickle to peaces


~ Wednesday


8 Emma took up Phebe to her school this morning
I met with the board of Education sat severall
Hours and with the Utah Company in the Afternoon


~ Thursday


9 I met with the Twelve at the Temple and
had Prayers & Attended to considerable business


~ Friday


10 ^ A folded letter/box^ I received a Letter from Orson Smith on
the Sterling Mine He says there is 12000 tons of
Ore out in the mine as Deep as they have gone down
at $20 a ton which would be $240000 ^24 tons per day^


~ Saturday


11 I spent the day at home choreing & reading
I Attended a Meeting on the 190 with the Telephone
company & Mr Doty & John A. Marshall
they were invited to Join but I understand
they refuse


~ Sunday


12 Sunday I spent the day at home Rev Mr. Shaw
& Mrs Anthony spoke in the Tabernacle followed by
Bishop Whitney

Page 159

~ Monday


May 13, 1895


I spent the day in the office I attended A sociable
at F S Richards Habitation at 4.30 I met with the
Eastern Ladies Mrs Anthony & Rev Mrs Shaw with a hundred citizens including Judge Zane Judd & Lades
Gov. West with Men & women of all creeds in a
social form all were quite free.


~ Tuesday


14 ^ A folded letter/box Keys crossed^ I received a Letter from Owen to Mother on read
Letter Day it was quite interesting He was stoping
with a Farmer on his way to Berlin. He would
plough Harrow & Milk cows day time & Preach
nights in a place whare Mormons citizens were
forbidden to pray under penalty of fine & impris-
ionment
and He runs quite a risk himself
of being Arested


~ Wednesday


Brother Orson Telegraphs that He is
^15^ Bringing 15 1/2 lbs of Gold to the Bank from the Sterling
Mine
we were visited by theSeveral persons upon
^ A hand pointing to the right^ various subjects I wrote to Owen 4 pages I herd Perbek
Letter read on contracts


~ Thursday


156. In company with Emma Blanche & Alice I took
car & Rode to Brigham City And Attended the celebration
of the Marriage of Florence Snow to Brother Crithlood
we had a large Meeting in the Evening took supper
about 11 oclok went to bed at 12 65 Miles


~ Friday


167 We returned to Salt Lake I stoped at the office
had a vary busy day Among the work we were
visited by the Members of the Silver Convention abot
75 Men they shook Hands with us

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This Silver Company was composed of about A
Dozen Govornors A Dozen Members of Congress
And most of them Eminent They spoke vary
highly of the Beauty of Salt Lake City & the
Accomodations they had received and Esspecially
the glory of the Tabernacle I wrote 2 letters & sent
A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right One to Owen & one to President Naegle & asked
him to Let Ow[e]n take a Journey of observation
through Europe with Dr Leslie Snow


~ Saturday


18 I went to the office & Met with Simon
Bamberger
& John Becke & J. F. Smith Enemies
were trying to Destroy Beck Financially


In company with Phe Emma I rode to Farmington
to Attend the 50 year golden wedding we met in a
large Hall which was full of People A single thing
took place William O Clark Married his Brother
50 years ago And for some cause He wanted
to perform the same ceremony again out of
curiosity I suppose which was done. Speeches were
made untill midnight 18 M[iles].


~ Sunday


19. I returned to Salt Lake & spent the day at home


~ Monday


20. I spent the day at the office Attending to Business


~ Tuesday


21. ^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ I received 2 letters from Owen to Father Mother & Blanche
I wrote a Letter to Owen, & sent him one from Emma
& Blanche I dined with senator Cullom at the Gordo House


~ Wednesday


22. A hand pointing to the right I received a Letter from John Cutler & wrote him one
in return I was quite unwell during the Day Alma Pratt called upon me in the Evening

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~ Thursday


May 23, 1895


I met several of the Twelve at the Temple & had Prayers


~ Friday


24 I spent the day in the office Met with Charles
W Irish
called upon upon Irrigation Matter


~ Saturday


25 I spent the day at home choreing
May ^ Keys crossed^ 25 1895 I met with my family in the Evening And
Laid befor them some important Principle And duties


~ Sunday


26 I spent the day at home resting & reading


~ Monday


27. ^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ I received 3 Letters from Sarah David &Susan, I
one from Owen to Blanche I wrote 2 letters
to Sarah & Frederick Moses And I wrote one
Letter to Susan C. Scholes


A hand pointing to the right Keys crossed I put into the Hands of Georg F Gibbs (The Revelation
given to Me in the Wilderness in San Francisco Mountain)
to record in my Daily Journal which is recorded in
the back part of this Book we had a rain & snow storm
last night the Earth soaked


~ Tuesday


28 A. H. Cannon & N Clayton returned from the East
Ezra T Shett & wife called upon me


~ Wednesday


29 ^ A folded letter/box^ Received a Letter from Brothr A. H. Lund saying
that Bro Forsburg An Elder Had apostized


~ Thursday


30 was Decoration Day I staid at home and
helped clean out the suller of water I got my
feet wet & took cold


~ Friday


31. Last day of May it is quite cold I received a Letter
from Brother Cannon & a telegram from Hugh J Cannon
& Orson Smith & a Letter from a cashier of a
^ A folded letter/box^ Calafornia Bank I received a Letter from Susan

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^ A hand pointing to the right^ wrote 1 Letter to Susan and spent the day in the Office


~ Saturday


June 1. I spent the day at home choreing


~ Sunday


2 Sunday I Attended the Quarterly Conference at the
Tabernacle Bishop Preston spoke first followed By John
Henry Smith
who spoke upon the Duties of the Saints
Afternoon W Woodruff spoke for 30 Minutes telling
The Saints what the Mind & will of God was con-
cerning them. He was followed by J. F. Smith who spok
40 Minutes there were some 8000 Saints present


~ Monday


3rd I met with Board of Zions Savings Bank &
we Elected A New Board but the same Men
of the former Board, we also met with Mr
Mires & Marcus E Jones upon Making a Road to
Deep Creek and to Examine for a Road to
St George


~ Tuesday


4 we learn by Telegraph that Many are Dying
in the streets in New york & other cities with
the Heat. Thermometer 100


~ Wednesday


5 I spent the day in the office was quite unwell


~ Thursday


6 I had a bad night slept but Little I went to the office
had an interview with Orson Smith we went to
the Temple at 11 oclok we received a Telegraph from
G. Q. Cannon on our affiairs East some rain in the East


~ Friday


7. Cloudy, I spent the day in the office


~ Saturday


8 I spent the day at home choreing & resting not well
The young Mens Conference Met in the Assembly Hall
speeches were made By J F Smith & other Brethren

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~ Sunday


June 9, 1895


Sunday I Attended the young Mens Conference in
the forenoon in the Assembly Hall Moses Thatcher
Delivered a Lecture to the Assembly in the
Afternoon we Met in the Tabernacle sacrament
Administered & officers Presented & F M Lyman
John Henry Smith & H J Grant were Apo[i]nted
Assistance to the Presidency of the Society IW Woodruff
Addressed the Assembly 30 Minutes followed by several
of the Brethren. There was a Meeting in the Evening
Bishop Whitney Delivered an Address to the Assembly


~ Monday


10 I arose this Morning with a vertigo quite Dizzy
But went to the office And Received 10 Letters
^ A folded letter/box^ one from Owen to Emma & Blanch & one in Jerman
to George I was quite poorly throug the day


~ Tuesday


11 A hand pointing to the right I went to the office And wrote a Letter to Owen
of 4 pages & one from his Mother I am in poor Health


~ Wednesday


12 ^ A folded letter/box^ I received a Letter from My Daughter Bell Moses
she wants a celebration of her 20 year of Marriag
And wished Me to Attend which I will
Endeavor to do if I can Peter Jenson called
upon me saying some persons was trying to
steal his House & Lot from him I put it into
the Hands of F. S. Richards to Attend to we
had an interview with Col Trumbo who has Just
returned from Calafornia I had a vary bad night


~ Thursday


13 I met with Judge Patten & Banister about the Ogden
Power Company

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~ Friday


June 14, 1895


I went to Smithfield and spent the Night And
Attended the celebration of 20 years Marriag there
was quite a large company in Attendance Remained
untill after midnight


~ Saturday


15 I returned to Salt Lake City to day 200 Miles


~ Sunday


16 ^{Sunday}^ took cars & rode to Provo & carriage 8 Miles to Carter 58 M


~ Monday


17. I spent the day at Carters the Brethren went to fishing


~ Tuesday


18 Spent the day at Carters considerable fishing


~ Wednesday


19 A Hard frost we returned to Provo & on to Salt Lake 116 Miles
I spent the night at home I am suffering immensly with
Athsma cannot sleep at night at all but am in great Distress
I suffered immensly During the past night


~ Thursday


20 I went to the office & Met with President Cannon
also J F Smith & the Twelve. The Apostles Dedicated a
Bottle of Oil from Palestine then Anointed me & Blessed
me for my Breathing I met Mr Mires Also


~ Friday


21 [FIGURES] We received a Letter from Owen to Father Mother
Blanche & Alice I wrote 3 Letters to Day to Owen Lund
& Nagle we met with JohnGeorge M Cannon On the
Bank Business I had a bad night night last night
was quite unwell to day


~ Saturday


22nd Concluded today, on the advice of my
counselors, to go to the coast, to a lower
altitude, in the hope of benefitting my
health. Left the office at one o'clock
today, feeling quite poorly.

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~ Sunday


23rd At my request, Prests. Cannon and
Smith are to accompany me to the
coast.


~ Monday


24th At home today, getting ready for
my trip


~ Tuesday


25th Took baggage to the cars and went
on board at 5:50 p.m. for the north,
to Ogden, Logan, and at Pocatello we
spent several hours. I am accompanied
by my wife, Emma, and daughters, Blanche
Alice, and Clara and Ovando Beebe, and
Phoebe Scholes, my granddaughter.


~ Wednesday


26th I had a bad night; did not
sleep. we had traveled through
dust all day. We stopped a while
at Nampa. We agreed to take Steamer
at Vancouver for Alaska. Mr Millis
called upon us fourabout transportation to
Portland. It is quite hot to day, 70 deg.
altitude 300. Am much better today
being in a low altitude. We had a
great deal of dust today. We passed
large young fruit orchards and many
improvements. We crossed the Snake
River
and were in sight of the river
a good deal of the day. We traveled
in the evening for forty miles through

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the Oregon pine timber.


~ Thursday


27th We traveled along the bend of the
Columbia River, where numbers were
engaged in the salmon business, both
in catching and canning. We arrived
at Portland, and stopped at the Port-
land Hotel
, at $5.00 a day for our rooms.
All the company stopped at this hotel.
I wrote a pencil letter to Owen, and Ma
wrote too. We spent the night at Portland


~ Friday


28th All the company took cars, and rode
by the side of the river for many miles
We traveled all day through immense
timber lands. It was a strange sight
to come upon cities, towns and villages
in the midst of this great wilderness
of trees. We arrived at Tacoma about
5:30. Went to the Tacoma Hotel, all together
of course. We spent the night at this
hotel 140 miles.


~ Saturday


29th We went on board of the Steamer
"City of Kingston" for Victoria. We
stopped at Seattle half an hour. We
stopped at Port Townsend a short time.
We crossed the Sound to Victoria, and
went to the Driard Hotel, and took up
our abode there. It was quite cold

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crossing the Sound; we had to put on
our overcoats. It commenced raining on
our arrival at Victoria.


~ Sunday


30th We spent the day at the hotel.
We had an interview with Mr. Peabody,
the owner of the Steamer which we
will take to Alaska. We paid him
$50 each for the company to take us
to Alaska. I am quite unwell, getting
too fat about the heart.


~ Monday


July 1st It is quite cold this morning.
We visited a store to buy some things
for our sea voyage. I bought a pair
of garments and a cap. After
finishing shopping I returned to the
hotel. Emma and the girls bought
fur capes. In the afternoon we took
the cars and drove to the dry docks.
There was a three mast English
ship of war on the dock for repairs.
I found it hard work to walk.
I am getting so much fat about my
heart I am in danger of my
life.


~ Tuesday


2nd I spent the day in my room
reading, in fact, I have hardly been
out since I came here.

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~ Wednesday


3rd In my room reading and writing.
Wrote letter to Asahel. Rode out in a
hack one and a half hours, paid
$2.50, but did not get the worth of my
money.


~ Thursday


4th A rainy morning. I stayed in my
room and read.


~ Friday


5th We received letters and telegram.
Families all well at home. The sisters
had a sewing bee in our rooms, making
garments. I spent the time reading.


~ Saturday


6th Spent the day in my room. We
have been here a week waiting for
the Steamer, and we will have to
wait nearly a week longer. We are
paying $4.00 a day each for room and
board.


~ Sunday


7th I spent the day in my room
reading. The four girls went to the
Catholic meeting. Five of Prest. Cannon's
children arrived to day to accompany
us to Alaska, one son and four
daughters.


~ Monday


8th Yukon River. Ovando today paid
out $374 for us. We got three letters,
onetwo from Owen, and one from Asa
Owen had not yet started on his

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Journey.


~ Tuesday


9th We bought some things. All the
company rode in a small steamer
for three hours, tugging another boat
about eight miles. We passed through
many fish. The captain said there
was plenty of herring, small clams
and crabs to be caught when the
tide was out. I wrote letter to Asahel.
Received the following telegram from Bro.
Jack: "Families of Presidency all well;
also Bro. Beebe's children. Everything
moving along smoothly at office, brethren
well. Had small gold brick forwarded
yesterday. Have clean up at mill
tomorrow. May expect large brick next
week."


~ Wednesday


10th We had a sail last evening, and
came near having a boat load of
the sisters turned into the sea, it
being in tow and going round the
jut while under the breeze. The rope
broke, and this saved the boat from
turning over, which if it had would
probably have drowned some of the
party. I met with Bros. Cannon and
Smith and heard a letter read from

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Bro. Abram Cannon, about an option
on a new mine through Bro. Sang
We agreed to accept the offer to pay
$100,000 for the same. I received a telegram
from James Jack saying that Naomi
had given birth to a son; all well
I spent the remainder of the day in
my room reading a book entitled "The
"Black Death", telling of the plagues of
former generations.


~ Thursday


11th I wrote two letters one to Asahel,
and one to sSarah. I spent the day
in my room on board the Willepah,
bound for Alaska. It was quite cold.
I had a bad night, and did not
sleep.


~ Friday


12th We are traveling on the ocean.
This morning we stopped at a place
and took on 17 cars of coal, to last
the whole journey. It was a very
pleasant journey.


~ Saturday


13th We reached some islands where
some seals have recently been seen
on the islands here. It was cloudy
and cool. A wild scene. A man pointed
out on the map a place where some
thirteen men had caught 70,000 pounds

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of halibut in so many hours. ^{I [don't believe] it} We had
quite a rough sea today for several
hours and many of the company
were sick. We traveled near an Indian
village. We sailed very near the shore
of the islands, on which were seen
forests of timber. In many places
we were but a few hundred yards from
the shore.


~ Sunday


14th A cloudy morning. Passed between
high mountains. It being Sunday,
a Presbyterian sermon was preached
on board. It rained all day. I visited
Captain Roberts in the pilot house.
I had a bad fall.


~ Monday


15th A pleasant day and smooth sea.
We passed through the Straits. We
passed the first glacier today on the
east of us some ten miles away,
about 500 feet high. We saw a good
many ducks. It was quite cold, so
we sat by the pilot house while
going through the straits. In the
afternoon we saw two whales sporting
At the same time we passed two
ice bergs. We stopped at one and a
thick rope was fastened around it

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and it was pinned solid. It weighed
about 500 pounds. It was pulled on
board, and then cut up and put in
the chest. The chief engineer said it
was a wonder the vessel was not
overturned.


~ Tuesday


16th Most of the passengers are out
watching the unloading of the vessels.
The custom house officers detected
several cases of smuggled liquor. Most
of the passengers went on shore to
visit the town. I went over considerable
of the town, but found it hard work
to walk. I wrote a note to Asahel,
while Blanche wrote to Naomi. We
went through the greatest stamp mill
in the world; 240 stamps not more than
3 to $5.00 a ton. The noise was so great
that no one could hear a word spoken
I brought home a piece of the ore that
they work. The weather was a little
rough a part of the day.


~ Wednesday


17th We arrived at Sitka at 10 o'clock.
We there turned and went up Sitka
Bay, which is five miles in length
and one mile wide. We saw a pretty
water fall, flowing into the sea. We

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went back to Sitka and stopped for
several hours. All the company bought
some ornaments from the squaws. I
walked into the town. We visited the
Greek Church, paying $4.00 to go in. It was
a very wonderful sight. The Indians
here appear to be much more civilized
that Ute Indians. Mr. Stewart bought
seven salmons of two of the Indians,
which had been caught with the
hook, at six cents each. We left Sitka
and traveled for the glaciers. It was
cloudy most of the day


~ Thursday


18th We got up this morning and
found hundreds of ice bergs all around
us. Saw a pair of porpoises plunging
in ten feet down, and remaining for
some time. They were about four feet long.
We also ^saw^ several whales. It was cloudy
and quite cold. We cast anchor a short
time at a fishery. We flung out our
hooks and lines. One of the girls caught
a halibut, and one of the boys a
shark, weighing 150 pounds. I had
two or three bites, but caught nothing
We then started for the Muir Glacier.
The whole ocean was covered with

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ice bergs, from very large ones down to
small ones. The sea was covered in
this way a far as the eye could see.
We stayed three hours at the glacier. The
young people went on shore, and climbed
on top of the glacier. Most of us stayed
on board. The body of ice measured 400
feet high, and 1700 feet under water. There
were huge bodies of the glacier contin-
ually breaking off, it is said that
from 100 to 1000 tons sometimes break
off at once. It is supposed that this
has been going on for thousands of
years, and yet it appears to make no
difference to the glacier. It is from these
glaciers that the ice bergs come that
fill the ocean. We started back. I
felt that I had seen in the wonderful
glacier one of the finest sights of my
life.


~ Friday


19th We arrived at the Takoo Glaciers
at 8:30. Here also we saw most
beautiful scenery in ice. We stopped
for several hours at Juno. Quite a
number of Steerage passengers came on
board at Juno.

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~ Saturday


20th We are sailing on a smooth sea
this morning, but it is raining. I
had been poorly through the night.


~ Sunday


21st We held a meeting in the forenoon
President George Q. Cannon spoke, and
Prest Jos. F. Smith prayed. Mr. Sterling
spoke in the evening. The captain took
the steamer up Gardner Inlet, for
the passengers to see the water falls.
The scenery there was wonderful. The
largest fall fell some 500 felet.


~ Monday


22nd We arrived at the Gardner Inlet about
five o'clock in the morning. I have
been greatly distressed in my health.
for the last three nights. Presidents
Cannon and Smith administered to me
this morning. We stopped by the side
of a jut, 1400 feet out of water and 1500
feet under water. It was a perpen-
dicular granite rock. We broke several
pieces of as mementoes. This steamer
is the first American vessel that ever
visited here. The scenery was wonderful
and grand. We saw many water falls
For many months the tide had
washed the soil from the stone;
leaving the volume of rock like a

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mirror. I had a very bad night.


~ Tuesday


23rd We passed through Seemore Narrows,
where two tides meet, forming a great
whirlpool, which is quite dangerous to
ships. I visited Mr. Kendall's furs in
the Captain's office today. He had some
sea otter skins, for one of which he
had paid $1,000, the general price is
from 3 to $400. The skins are nearly ten
feet long


~ Wednesday


24th Had a rather bad night. It is
quite windy today. We stopped at Port
Townsend
. We learned here that Mr.
Towne of California is dead. We traveled
to Tacoma, and there spent the night.
We had quite a time this morning in
getting our bagage on our private car


~ Thursday


25th Spent the night at Seattle, and at
2:30 we took our private car and started
for Salt Lake City. I had a bad night
on account of difficult breathing.


~ Friday


26th I had a very bad night.


~ Saturday


27th I suffered all night. We passed
Brigham City and Ogden, and arrived
at Salt Lake City, after having traveled
5,000 miles. Our teams were awaiting
us. We called at Clara's, and found

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July Aug 27 [18]95


the children all well. We went home
and called upon Naomi, Asahel's wife.
We find her with a fine big boy, born
after we left. It weighed eleven pounds
when born. We were very glad to get
home, although I am in quite poor
health.


~ Sunday


28th I spent the day in the house.
I was really quiet unwell.


~ Monday


July 29th Went to the office, and received
letter from Owen dated July 13th.
We had a business meeting with the
Utah Company. I was quite unwell
in the afternoon.


~ Tuesday


July 30 Note I met at the office with the Utah Company upon Business
[FIGURE] I received 8 Letter from Owen to Father Mother 3 Blanche


~ Wednesday


31. I spent the day at the office we Met with 5 sisters
^ A folded letter/box^ upon upon business I gave a Letter to George with
$30 sent I Letter to Sarah with $25 I also
A folded letter/box wrote 1 Letter to Owen with one from Emma


~ Thursday


Aug 1. I met with the Presidency & Twelve in the Temple
A folded letter/box I received a Letter from President Lund


~ Friday


2nd I had an interview with Col Trumbo I was quite poorly


~ Saturday


3rd I spent the day at home reading


~ Sunday


4. I spent the day at home reading I was not well


~ Monday


5 ^ A folded letter/box^ I received a Letter from Owen to Emma & Blanche
^ A folded letter/box^ I received a Letter from Sylvia. Answered & sent her $10

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^[FIGURE]^ I wrote Emma at Granite. The 2 Murderers were arested
at Granite & Brought to Salt Lake Coughlin & George


~ Tuesday


6. Sarah & Mary called on their way to Provo we had
a Letter from the Sterling Mine. Had an interview with
Reed Smoot wanted G Q C for senator I paid G Q C.
$30 dollars for Emma


~ Wednesday


7. We Met for Frank J Cannon & held a Meeting ^on^ business


~ Thursday


8 We Met in the Temple & partook of the Tampcrament [sacrament]


~ Friday


9. I spent the day in the office


~ Saturday


10 SuI spent the day at home resting & Reading


~ Sunday


11. Sunday I spent the day at home resting & Reading


~ Monday


12 ^[FIGURE]^ I spent the day in the office I wrote 2 letters
One, to Owen & one to Mary & {sent [illegible shorthand] dollars} we had an
interview with Senator Stanton an old Friend


~ Tuesday


13 In company with G. Q. C. JFS A. W & Winder we
Rode to Ogden Held a Meeting with the power company &
Returned home Emma & Blanche Returned from the canyon 86 M[iles]


~ Wednesday


14 ^[FIGURE]^ I received a Letter from Owen A sugar Meeting Held
at the office. G. Q. Cannon son while drivin in a Buggy
about 12 years old at a crossing was struck with a car
killed the Horse stove the Buggy to peaces flung the Boy into the
canal He got out & went home He met his Father at the
door His Father told him to Harness his team as He was in
a Hurry to go to the office He told his Father he was wet &
wanted to change his cloths His Father said He could not
wait for that He got his Team & drove to the crossing found his
Horse Dead carriag stove up & Men looking for his son Karl
who did not tell his Father what had Happen

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A sugar Meeting held at the office this Morning
I spent the day in the office My councillors went to
the Lake


~ Thursday


Aug 15 [18]95 L F Maunch Brought to My House my Patriarchal
Blessing
by the Patriarch Joseph Smith all written with
a pen & nicely framed which was nicely got up I paid
Br Maunch $20 I went to the Temple with the Apostles
Judge Judd Brought Judge A company of a ^Doz^ And a company
to the office to have an interview with us


~ Friday


16 I met at the office with the Apostles & Bishoprick
upon the subject of the Church shouldering the Debt of
the Provo Academy we held the Meeting for several
Hours Brother Gibbs kept minutes the sale of pipe spring
was also brought up And a motion made to try
to Get it Back


~ Saturday


17. I had an interview with Joseph Bannigan the
Man we are doing Business with & in the Evening
we went out to the Lake And I took a Bath in
the Salt Water Lake I went into the Lake in 1847
when we came in the Pioneers 48 years ago
these are ownly time I have Ever been in the Lake
it was near Midnight when we got home


~ Sunday


18 Sunday I attended Meeting in the Tabernacle
Brother Morris A missionary returned from London
spoke 40 Minutes Brigham Young 30 M[inutes] & J F Smith 30 M[inutes]


~ Monday


19. I went to the office and Met with Mr Joseph Banigan
we spent the Afternoon with him He bought $400000 sugar Bonds

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~ Tuesday


Aug 20 1895


We Met with the Brethren in the Morning to transact business
Met with Mr Bannington who transacted business with us
Bought $400000 dollars worth of our Sugar Bonds and
agrees to Enter into other business with us. Ovando Beebe
had a fall from his wheel & hurt him badly He & Asahel
went home to Dinner with me


~ Wednesday


21 ^ A folded letter/box^ Emma received a Letter from Dr Leslie W Snow
At London Aug 7. The ownly Letter we have received
from him since He Left Salt Lake City I did not sleep


~ Thursday


22. I went to the Temple with the Twelve


~ Friday


23 I spent the day in the office untill 12 oclok I then
Met in the 15 ward Meeting House to Attend the funeral
of Peter Hanson Remarks were made by several I spok
a short time Emma went to the Grave


~ Saturday


24 I spent the day at home writing &c


~ Sunday


25 Sunday I spent the day at home resting


~ Monday


26 ^ A hand pointing to the right A hand pointing to the right^ I mailed Letters to Owen to day 8 pages from W W
one Letter from Emma one from Blanche & 6 Photos
from W W & one from Emma & one from Libby I am
quite unwell


~ Tuesday


27. Keys crossed I held a meeting at my House for the Ogden Power
company
commenced at 11 oclk & closed at 3 oclok


~ Wednesday


28 I spent the day at the office had Many callers


~ Thursday


29. I went to the Temple with G Q C & L Snow I returned to the office & signed $20000 Dollar Notes on the
Ogden Power Company G. Q. C. went to Ogden


~ Friday


30. I spent the day in the Office G Q C in Ogden

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~ Saturday


Aug 31, 1985


I spent the day at home reading & resting I am quite poorly
not sleeping Nights


~ Sunday


Sept 1. Sunday I spent the day at home reading


~ Monday


2nd ^ A hand pointing to the right^ I went to the Office & rote 2 Letters to Sarah $30,
wrote to Georg Scherman sent him $34. I wrote one
Letter to Emma Beebe gave her $5


~ Tuesday


3rd ^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ I received 2 Letters from Owen to Father & Moth & to
Blanche good Letter. We had a sugar Meeting we had
a Notification from Langford that we must place $5000
to there credit at the Bank. I wrote Owen 1 Letter


~ Wednesday


4. I had many callers in the Morning I wrote Loren Farr
a Recommend to Manti Temple we had Telegram from
Smith & Langford we Met with the Ogden Power co.


~ Thursday


5. I went to the Temple with the Twelve The Democrats
Held a political convention at Ogden and Nominated
their candidates for offices of the State


~ Friday


6. ^ Keys crossed^ I went to the office this Morning and signed Notes as
Trustee in trust for the Brigham Academy at Provo
to the Amount of $31,505.25 $2000 goes to Zions
savings Bank
for interest we got a Letter from Langford
& Smith on the Sterling Mine informing us that a Mob
had arision and taken possession of one of our mines
& demand money of them and on the n9 we learn that
the mob are arming and the company are Arming and
quite a prosper for Bloodshead


~ Saturday


7. Saturday President Cannon & myself with Brother
Winters went to Farmington to Attend a quarterly Conference

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^Sunday Saturday^


We met in the Bowery there was quite a large congregation for
Saturday In the forenoon President Cannon addressed the Assembly
in the Afternoon President Woodruff Addressed the Assembly followed
by President Smith followed By President Cannon a short time
we returned to Salt Lake City Distance 36 Miles


~ Sunday


8. Sunday I attended the conference in the Tabernacle in the forenoon
Willard Done spoke to the people followed by A. M. Cannon Afternoon
G Q Cannon spoke 1 H[our] & 15 Minutes followed by W Woodruff


~ Monday


9. ^ A hand pointing to the right^ I spent the day in the office I wrote a Letter to Owen sent
^ An arrow^ him one from his Mother ^Dr Leslie W Snow called upon me to day^ We saw a peace from the Western Papers
saying that a Mob had Armed to take possession of the Sterling Mine
and the company owning the Mine were also Arming to defend
it & danger of Blood shed.


~ Tuesday


Sept 10 A Battle 2 or 3 of the Mob shot
10. we had several Meetings to day Met with the coal company & others


~ Wednesday


11 I met with Orson Smith Just from the Mines whare
the killing was Done we talked over the whole Matter. we
also talked over the Land matters with President Shirtliff
about a large quantity of Land at the Head of Ogden river
that we ought to possess. We met in the 9 ward school
House at 4 oclok to Attend a party in honor of Samuel W
Woolley
Bishop of the 9 ward of his 70 Birth Day we
made some short speeches upon the Occasion then went
to the Pavilion Beach party in honor of Mr M Mires & wife
& friends near a Dozen strangers from New york City
Accompanied us And all Expressed Asstonishment at
the Beauty & Glory of the place. In fact it Asstonishis all
stranger to see what the Mormons have Done Distance 26 M[iles]

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~ Thursday


Sept 12, 1895


We went to the Temple. Met with Mires & other


~ Friday


13. spent the day in office Attended several Meetings I received
^ A hand pointing to the right A folded letter/box^ a Letter from Owen I wrote him a Letter o[f] 2 sheets


~ Saturday


14 Saturday I spent the day at home resting


~ Sunday


15 Sunday I spent the day at home, not well


~ Monday


16 I spent the day in the office I signed $25 for the Liberty Bell


~ Tuesday


17 I met with the board of Z.C.M.I to again reincorporate
for fifty years All of the business of the past month was
discussed Emma started for vernal to Day


~ Wednesday


18 We met with Professors Talmage & Done on the college question
we had a hard rain to day


~ Thursday


19. I went to the Temple & Attended to our business
^ A hand pointing to the right^ I wrote a Letter to Owen in same Envellop with Blanche
she also sent 2 Photos we have had a hard rain & cleared
off to day A St Louis Paper published a charature History
of the Mountain Meadow Massacree to stir up oposition against us


~ Friday


20 I met with Andrew Kimball & 3 missionaries from the Indian
Mission. I also Met with J Kier Hardy Member of Parliment
& Frank Smith A secretary of Labor Party wanted to Lecture
we gave him the use of the Assembly Hall


~ Saturday


21 Saturday First Hard frost of the season killed nearly Every thing green
I spent the day at home reading quite cold


~ Sunday


22nd Sunday I spent the day reading


~ Monday


23 ^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ I received 2 Letters from Owen to Father & Mother &
one from Henry A Woodruff at Provo Henry has had
to assign over his property for some $5000 dollar Debts
His House & farm is Mortgaged for some $1100 dollar Debts

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^ A hand pointing to the right A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ I wrote one Letter to Emma at Vernal Had an interview
with Bishop Preston I wrote one Letter to Owen & one to
Sarah Had an interview with Legrand Young He says
A Man cannot Mortgage his wifes property for his debts and
have the Mortgage Legal without the wifes signature


~ Tuesday


24 I spent the day in the office Met with Wm W Cluff & others


~ Wednesday


25 Brother George Teasdale called upon us to day
Bishop Thomas J Stephens of Ogden who gave us a
History of one of the Elders who was preaching and saying
that the Holy Ghost was with the Democratic Party & inspired
their ticket


~ Thursday


26 Have severe cold upon my Lungs I went to the Templ
with the Twelve we talked over the subject of Re Baptizing
people for wrong Doings &c I went home sick & sent for
Andrew Smith to come & nurse me which He did do


~ Friday


27. I was quite Poorley this Morning was Nursed through the day


~ Saturday


28. I spent the day at home resting was some better


~ Sunday


29 Sunday I spent the day in the House resting


~ Monday


30. ^ A folded letter/box^ I received 2 Letters from Owen to Ma & Blanch from Owen
A hand pointing to the right I held 2 Meetings at my House with T. G. Webber & F J Richards
from the coop I signed quite a number of papers


I Also held a Meeting with G Q Cannon J F Smith & Hugh Cannon
& A. H. Cannon & Br Langford on our Gold Mines


Emma arived home at midnight we were glad to meet I did not
sleep well through the night My trouble in sleeping is the Hart
failure

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~ Tuesday


Oct 1.


I went to the office & met with the presidency & Brethren
of the Mines I wrote 3 Letters & sent Means to my family
A hand pointing to the right we met with officers of the Savings Bank about the Big Cotton-
wood Electric company


~ Wednesday


2nd I met with Z.C.M.I Board & Entered into arange-
ment to Reorganize for 50 years more I had a {[pivotal]}
Meeting with Moses Thatcher on Politics several of the
Brethren came in for conference Among the Brethren was
David Cannon & M W Merrill


~ Thursday


3. I went to the Temple with the Presidency & Twelve we partook
of the sacrament together the 3 presidency & 11 of the Twelve
Apostles all Except President Lund Presiding in England we had
A Musical consert in the Afternoon & Evening till near
Midnight


~ Friday


Oct 4 The 96 semi Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints Met in the big Tabernacle this Morning W. W.
spoke 5 M[inutes], L W Snow 25 M[inutes] H J Grant 25 M[inutes] J W Taylor 41 M[inutes]
Afternoon George Teasdale J H Smith, & J W Taylor spoke


~ Saturday


5. Saturday F. M. Lyman B Young & F D Richards all spoke
Afternoon A H Cannon M Thatcher G Q Cannon spoke


~ Sunday


^6^ Sunday W. Woodruff spoke one hour followed by J F Smith
Afternoon Authorities Presented & sustained. G Q Cannon
spoke 1 Hour followed by W Woodruff


~ Monday


7. I met with the Priesthood in the Assembly Hall
whare much business was Done Among other things
J F Smith made a speech that stired up the political
country Greatly

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~ Tuesday


Oct 8 1895


We Met with Sterling Mine Company


We held a Meeting also with the Board of the Utah Company


~ Wednesday


9 I had a Meeting with the Presidency & G Q Cannon
Left in the night for the East with the Utah Sugar
Bonds to Deliver them to the Men to whom sold I
was quite Poorly to day not sleeping During the night


~ Thursday


10 ^ A folded letter/box^ I received a Letter from Sylvia saying that Heber
was about to be sued for a Note of $54.96 on a
Harness I Attended a Meeting in the Farmers ward
in the Evening for the Benefit of a son of Brother
Christoferso to go on a Mission $50 was collected
for him I wrote a Letter to Sylvia I went to the
Temple with Twelve


~ Friday


11 I spent the day at the office And attended to the duties


~ Saturday


12 I spent the day at home reading


~ Sunday


13 ^Sunday^ There is a terrible stir to day through Utah over
the Meeting Held in the Tabernacle on Assembly Hall on
Oct 7. The Democrats are trying to break up the
State Government over Br Penrose Preached in the Tabernacle
to day I spent the day in the House reading


~ Monday


14 Monday The Tribun came out with a card from Me to
day Also the News All Hell is stired up with the whole
Democratic Party against the church A terrible war
to day. The News published my card as well as the Tribun


~ Tuesday


15 I met with Judge Patten on Money matters I met with
ZCMI. Board & we voted in Abram H Cannon as a
Member of the Board it was warm pleasant weath

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~ Wednesday


Oct 16th 1895


I spent the day in the office


~ Thursday


17. Legrand Young called upon us on the political situatin we
Met in the Temple Edward Stephenson called in the
Afternoon Exhibited to us quite a collection of view
of his travels in Missouri He gave me a peice of Rock
from Adams Altar Politics are still boiling


~ Friday


18 Bishop Preston called in the Morning concerning
the Rexburgh Mill we gave him an Order of $3500
to lay out on the Mill Race & Mill


~ Saturday


19. I spent the day at home reading & Resting Asahel while
hunting over Jordon on a Bysickle in the night was chased
by a mad Bull & Asahel had to out run him on his wheel
& got over a fence in order to save his life


~ Sunday


20. Sunday I spent the day at home reading


~ Monday


21 ^[FIGURE]^ I received a Letter from Owen to his Mother spent


~ Tuesday


22 the day in the office. The Democrats are having a
great convention in the Theater to day. The Salt Lake Herrald
is publishing Lies against the Presidency of the Church And
Republicans who are Presidents & Bishops are made to
say in their Publick speaking things that are false this done
for Political effect


~ Wednesday


223 I Met with John Q. Cannon & J F Smith about publishing
the Democrat Address in the News ^[FIGURE]^ I received a Letter from Owen


~ Thursday


24. President Cannon returned this Morning we were glad
to Meet we went to the Temple


~ Friday


25 ^ A folded letter/box A hand pointing to the right^ I sent a Letter to Owen to day with one from Ma & Blanche
we had an interview with Joseph Y Manley & family went to the Lake

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~ Saturday


Oct 26 1895


Brother Fry arived from Germany to our House He
had been Laboring with Owen in Germany He is stoping
with us while He stays here. I took supper with My
councillors, H. J. Grant And Mr Lampson who furnished
the Dinner. He is a vary wealthy man & Deeply interested
in Utah affairs


~ Sunday


27 Sunday The Young Men mutual improvement conference
Met at the Tabernacle at 10 oclok I did not attend in the forenoon
but in the Afternoon. Brother Geddiss spoke 30 Minutes and
delivered an Excellent Address followed by President
Joseph F Smith for 40 Minutes we had a good Meeting A
young Brother Pike 13 years old spoke sung Angels Ever
Bright & fair Mr Lampson sent him $100 dollars in
gold At the close of the Meeting I went to Clara's
took supper then returned home


~ Monday


28 I spent the day in the office I met with several parties


~ Tuesday


29. President G Q Cannon received a check for the mony
of the 300000 Dollar Sugar Bonds


A hand pointing to the right I wrote a Letter to Owen to day of 4 pages


~ Wednesday


30 I spent the day in the office President Cannon went
South to get some Drafts signed


~ Thursday


31 I met the Twelve in the Temple & Attended to what business
we had. We still have trouble with Debts And the
Political Elements are full of Darkness and lies
^{[---]}^ I never saw such a time in politics in this Church as to day
President Cannon has to Explain in a card what He said
at a Conference at Brigham City. F. M. Lyman is accused

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~ Friday


Nov 1, 1895


I spent the day in the office A Telegram informed me of
the Death of Daniel J Stewart in the Southern States


~ Saturday


2 I spent the day at home I picked 265 quinces from trees


~ Sunday


3. Sunday I spent the day at home reading & resting


~ Monday


4 We had a great snow storm covering Mountains Hills
& vallies {I lost five hundred dollars.} I spent the day in the office
5I Received A Letter from Owen to Father & Mother & on[e]
from Frank Cutler to Owen


~ Tuesday


5. I went to the Farmers ward & voted for the Constitution
& the State offices we had a Busy day & a bad Day for the
Election. The Republicans got the Majority & Elected
the State ticket


~ Wednesday


6 we held a Meeting with the board of Zions Savings Bank
The returns show that the Election has gone Republican


~ Thursday


7. I met in the Temple with Presidency & Twelve we advized
the Members of the State Legislature not to pledge
themselves to any one for senator but go in Free


~ Friday


8 We had an interview with F S Richards who says that
Gov West has gone to Washington to hav an interview
with President Cleveland and to Advocate the Admissio
of Utah into the Union. Gov West is Determined to hedge
up the Lies of the Enemies of those who are fighting the
^Lies^ Admission of Utah We had a Letter from Hugh Cannon
saying our Mills had been lying still for some time they
sent a gold Brick to the Mint a few day since worth $3750


~ Saturday


9 I spent the day at home Reading & Resting


~ Sunday


10. Sunday I spent this day at home

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~ Monday


Nov 11, 1895


On the way to the office I called upon Brother Beebe & Clara
Their Son Woodruff has the Typhoid fever we Admin-
istered
to him Clara takes care of him I went to the
office As Blanche is about to be married And I
paid to day to her to help her $100 cash & $50 Tithing
^ A folded letter/box^ I received a Letter from Owen to his Mother


~ Tuesday


12 I spent the Day in the Office Joseph E Olis Jr of Chicago
called upon me Recommended by Joseph S Woodruff
I signed several Notes for Money on the Ogden
Power Company
in Ogden I met with theMy counsellors
& J John M Cannon u