[Apostle Francis M. Lyman]
We selected 17 brethren to form a prayer circle. When we talked with bro[ther] John C. Delaware he could not forgive Jos[eph] F. Smith for his political speech. If the Territory goes Republican that speech will be the cause of it said he. He seems about the crankiest man I have met.
[Excerpts of Apostle Francis M. Lyman Diaries, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]