[J. Golden Kimball]
The condition of some of our people regarding the last address, and the action taken by Apostle [Francis M.] Lyman in Tooele [Utah], and the course taken by Pres[ident] Jos[eph]. F. Smith, John Henry [Smith], and Heber J. Grant in Logan City [Utah] has simply shaken some of the people out of their boots. In the eyes of the people, at least many of them, it is making a martyr of Moses Thatcher.' My idea is that Apostle Thatcher, while suspended by his Quorum is still an apostle, and is not guilty of anything before the Latter-day Saints, until the time comes that he has an impartial trial, for a man cannot be guilty until it is so proven, by two or more witnesses. To say anything against Moses is to do him an injustice. All who have indulged in Politics, have got in trouble of some kind. Men seem not to be guided by the Holy Spirit when indulging in political matters as when preaching the Gospel.
[J. Golden Kimball, Diary, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]