[Heber J. Grant]
[At the dedication of the Salt Lake Temple] President Woodruff said this matter of the Manifesto caused him to say in his soul that wonderful are the ways of the Lord. The putting forth of that proclamation was on e of the strangest acts of his life. He knew the feelings of the people on that subject. His own feelings were the same. Although plead with be honorable outsiders for a long time to settle this conflict with the nation, yet he could net feel that the Presidency had nay right to give up that precious principle. But he had been much comforted by a vision in which was shown him the future of this people, if this step were taken. The Lord had imparted the spirit of the Manifesto to his counselors, to the Twelve, and to thousands of the people. Now it is in the hands of God, and he will take care of it. He will hold this nation responsible.
[Source: The Diaries of Heber J. Grant, 1880-1945, Abridged, Digital Edition Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015]