[Brigham Young Jr.]
Had a long talk with Bro[ther] M[oses]. T[hatcher]. at the steps of B[isho]p T[ithing]. office west door. He was exceedingly stiff. I advised him to see Pres[iden]t. [Wilford] Woodruff and have a free talk with him in relation to some political complications. At first he refused, but promised to reflect upon what I had said and pray about it. He said that I was too pliable so were the rest of the quorum, in his opinion they failed to maintain their individuality their God given rights--their manhood. Oh God hear the prayers of Bro[ther] Thatchers brethren save him from himself. Thou alone canst do it, Soften his heart and bring him to the humble feeling of a little child.'Thy will be done not mine.
Reported to Pres[iden]t [Lorenzo] Snow who commends what I had said. We agreed to pray for Bro[ther]. M[oses]. T[hatcher].
[Brigham Young Jr. Diary, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]