I was sent over to the President's Office by Bro[ther]. [Anthon H.] Lund after Vol[ume]s. 3-6 of the 'Times and Seasons,' which Bro[ther]. Geo[rge]. Q. Cannon borrowed of the Historians Office several months ago. Instead of giving me the books he [i.e., James Jack] insulted me. 'Old Jack' is one of the most unobliging and offensive men I ever met. It has been a wonder for many years why such a man is kept around the President's Office. If I had the power, I would discharge every clerk around the President's Office except Geo[rge]. Reynolds. The latter is a worker and a good man; most of the others seem to draw their sal[a]ries for loafing and for insulting visitors. Sure it is that many good Saints have gone away fromt he President's Office with bleeding hearts because of the insults and offensive language used by the clerks.
[Andrew Jenson Diary, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]