Meeting of Council at 11 a.m. Temple. Pres[ident]. [George Q.] Cannon remarked to me this morning that "Our young men might distinguish themselves in this war." "Yes, they would undoubtedly extinguish themselves." "If I knew of any young men who wanted to
go to this war I would call them on a mission to preach the gospel of peace." Our mission is peach and to save souls.
[Source: Brigham Young Jr., Diary]