[Heber J. Grant]
I learned that Cannon, Grant and Co[mpany] had presented their petition to Pres[iden]t [Wilford] Woodruff asking him to accept the notes as of such of the members of the firm and for him as Trustee in Trust of the Church to pay our debt to the Zion's savings Bank and that he, had agreed to do this. I never had a thing in my life that I felt more humiliated over than to be a party to making such a request and when it was first proposed I was in direct opposition to making the request, but realizing that it was impossible to close up the business of the firm without assistance from the Trustee in Trust I finally consented to sign the document making the request. I feel that the condition of the business of Cannon, Grant and Co[mpany]. has had much to do with the worry that has brought on the sickness of Pres[iden]t George Q. Cannon.
[Source: Heber J. Grant, Diary, August 1, 1898]