In city, talk with Pres[ident]. [Lorenzo] Snow on plural marriages. He said there cannot be a plural marriage solemnized in this church without my consent and I have never given consent for this to be done since president of the church. God has removed this privilege from the people and until He restores it I shall not consent to any man taking a plural wife; it is just as fair for one as it is for all to go with out; the business is taken out of our hands and we cannot fight the United States. It is them and God to settle this question, we are not in it. There is no such thing as men taking plural wives and keeping it a secret, it can't be done. Has any one of the apostles a right to seal plural wives to men by reason of former concessions made to them by presidency? No sir, such right must come from me and no man shall be authorized by me to break the law of the land.
[Brigham Young Jr., Diary, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]