125 years ago today - Sep 27, 1894

[Heber J. Grant]
Called this AM and tried to get the Executive Committee of the Democratic Party to refrain from publishing and circulating the speech which I delivered in the Theatre some two weeks ago. I explained that I was glad to say something in favor of Mr. Rawlins and to thank him for the good work that he had done in Congress, but that to have what I said reported in party and circulated as a campaign document I felt was not fair to me. I want to maintain the best possible feelings with all of the Saints as I travel among them and speak, and I feel that to do active campaign work in the interest of the Democratic Party would make a feeling of resentment come into the minds of Republicans and this is the only reason that I wish not to have the speech used. ...

[The Diaries of Heber J. Grant, 1880-1945, Abridged, Digital Edition Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015]

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