[Apostle Francis M. Lyman]
I had much talk with Pres[iden]ts Cannon and Smith upon the advisability of Apostles, Presidents of Stakes, B[isho]ps and their counselors taking part in political questions. They thought it all right in relation to Constitutional convention matters, but ordinary politics they will do better to keep out of ... Pres[ident] Woodruff was home sick. A proclamation of Amnesty was sent in to us from Pres[ident] Grover Cleveland. It relieves all of disabilities who have kept the law in accordance with the proclamation of Benjamin Harrison. It will do some good but is not all that we wish. We did not conclude we could vote under it as we have kept the law of God instead of the law of the land and will not desert our families.
[Excerpts of Apostle Francis M. Lyman Diaries, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]