Annual Conference of the Church. During the services a telegram was handed to me from Senator [Reed] Smoot to Pres[ident]. [Joseph F.] Smith, saying the Gov[ernmen]t. were willing to furnish arms to our Colonists in Mexico but greatly feared the result of an attempt to smuggle in to the Colonies arms and ammunition under the existing Circumstances. I am in entire accord with the view taken by Bro[ther]. Smoot.
[Source: Anthony W. Ivins, Diary, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]