[Apostle Brigham Young Jr.]
Dem. Con. adjourned having issued a long address to all good Dem. to resist affiliation of Church and state. There has been no interfering with politics by church authorities, but if some does not interfere with before long I shall be surprised. Bro[ther] [Apostle Moses] Thatcher & [Seventy B. H.] Roberts have declared their intention of standing by their party. I am sorry that they have taken this stand for they have thrown up their rights sacrificed their rights to the Priesthood having trampled their first duty under their feet.
[Diary of Apostle Brigham Young Jr., http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]