[Franklin D. Richards]
Rec[eive]d letter from Bro[ther]. Jos[eph]. Leairy, London [England] asking counsel of the recent action at home in relation to polygamy [IE the Manifesto], All the elders there were dumbfounded and could not satisfy the saints nor stand against sinners.
[Franklin D. Richards 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]