[J. Golden Kimball]
[W]ent to General Office of the 1st Council of Seventy and there met Elder B. H. Roberts. We conversed until 8 P.M. all about his past experience, political matters and late events. Roberts manifested a good spirit and fully sustained the Brethren of the Authorities. ... He also told me that Pres[ident]. Wilford Woodruff and Geo[rge]. Q. Cannon said that it was an injustice to Apostle Moses Thatcher to convey the idea that he was suspended because he was not in harmony with the Presidency and Twelve Apostles at any time previous to the 66th Annual conference, or because of former troubles that may have existed. The cause of suspension was because he refused to sign the address, presented before the conference on the 6th of April. Although Apostle [Lorenzo] Snow, Brigham Young [Jr.], and John Henry Smith had told me differently.
[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]