[Brigham Young Jr.]
Bro[ther] Jno. H. Smith came for me to attend a special meeting of Council with our lawyers at His office. The point in question, Shall we repudiate plural marriage to save the half Million dollars the U S. has seized or, give them pretext to seize it as fund which sustains polygamy. Every fiber in my body cried out, "we will sacrifice no principle to save property or life itself, God being our helper." I let others do the talking. So long as they go right I am satisfied, I would rather reach the point by much thinking than much talking, the younger members of our Quorum seem to think otherwise. Decided to let the lawyers do the best they could and we retain our honor before men, and our integrity to God.
[Diary of Apostle Brigham Young Jr., http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]