I am sorry to have to record in my Journal that there is quite a Division in the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Most of the younger Brethren are Bringing Accusations against G Q Cannon but He proves them all to be fals. We spent a painful Day. A spirit of Jealously has crept into the Quorum.
I presented the importance of organizing the first Presidency. The following Names sustained it: W. Woodruff Lorenzo Snow F D Richards B Young & John W Taylor /& D H Wells/ And the following Names opposed it: Erastus Snow Moses Thatcher F. M. Lyman John Henry Smith & Heber J Grant. We had a vary unpleasant day. I could not Sleep at night.
[Source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]