The matter being introduced by President Woodruff, after due consideration, Brother F[rancis]. M. Lyman moved that it be the sense of the Council that we fully approve and will sustain the manifesto on plural marriage issued by President Woodruff. Seconded by A[nthon]. H. Lund and carried unanimously. The question of the advice to be given those brethren who were brought before the courts for adultery and unlawful cohabitation with regard to promising to obey the law, was taken up and considered at length. President George Q. Cannon moved that we use our influence quietly with our brethren (not openly to bring us in conflict with the Manifesto) to prevent them going into court and promising to obey the law, and that negotiations be entered into looking to an arrangement between ourselves and the Government as to how in the future polygamists should treat their already existing families. Seconded by President Joseph F. Smith and carried unanimously.
[First Presidency Office Journal, 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]