[Heber J. Grant]
At noon attended a meeting of the Presidency and Apostles in the Gardo House. Prest. Woodruff wished to have the expressions of the brethren regarding the Manifesto and a vote was taken fully endorsing it. There was a feeling that it would be a good thing to have theManifesto voted on at Conference by the people among some of the brethren and with others that it should not be referred to only so far as to tell the saints that it had the approval of the Counselors of Presidnet Woodruff and the Aprostles. I wanted the announcement made but did not want it put to the saints for a vote. There was no decision made but we were requested to make the matter a subject of prayer and then we could decide on some action in the premises. Our meeting was an interesing [sic] one and Prest. Woodruff explained the reasons that caused him to publish the Manifesto. The question came up that now our enemies would demand that our people come into court and promise to obey the law and to descard their wives. Prest. Woodruff said that he would see them in the very best possible kind of a hell first. He said that htere was no telling what we might have to do in the future, but at the present time he felthtat we must be true to our wives. There was a motion carried that we use our influence privately to get our people not to promise to desert their wives when they are taken into court.
[Diary of Heber J. Grant, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]