Senator Frank J. Cannon called on Presidents [Wilford] Woodruff and [George Q.] Cannon at their office today, and explained to them his reasons for withdrawing from the late Republican Convention at St. Louis [Missouri]. President Woodruff expressed the belief that there would be a change in the governmental affairs of the nation, and that the Silver movement would prove the commencement of it. The words of the Prophet Joseph [Smith] would be fulfilled and the part which the Latter Day Saints would take in national matters would become more and more apparent, as national difficulties would increase. He believed that the course taken by Senator Cannon would be overruled for good.
Attorney John M. Cannon called on the Presidency in behalf of the Hedrickites of Independence, Missouri, in relation to assistance rendered that body in defending their title to the Temple lot at that place. Part payment of the amount was made and it was understood that the balance, about $1,000 would still be held against them as a debt of honor, as the Church rendered assistance without desire to engage in or be responsible for the law suit of the Hedrickites against the Josephites, and with no intention on the part of the Church to claim or gain possession of the Temple lot.
[Journal History, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]