130 years ago today - Mar 4, 1891

[Franklin D. Richards]

B[isho]p Tho[ma]s Wallace called spent some 3 hours with us considering politics & the wisest means of presenting the same to the people for their education and enlightenment so that the younger inexperienced may understand & wisely choose which of the national parties to join affinity with I felt blest in enjoining moderation & respect for each others views. Great danger that contention will drive the Holy Spirit from the bosoms of the Elders who indulge in it.

[Diary Excerpts of Franklin D. Richards, 1887-1897, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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