[Apostle Francis M. Lyman]
Political matters were talked over to some remarks of Bro[ther]s Jos[eph] F's. Brigham [Young Jr.] took exception. It developed that the Presidency desire that Utah shall enter the Union as a Republican state. There seemed among the brethren a strong democratic tendency or of indifference. Bro[ther] Brigham's idea was that nothing should be said upon politics in the Temple. Heber [J. Grant] wanted to go into the field for [Joseph L.] Rawlins against [Frank J.] Cannon.
[Excerpts of Apostle Francis M. Lyman Diaries, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]