[George Q. Cannon]
Friday, June 24/87. I attended to correspondence. I have felt very much impressed with the importance of talking with some degree of plainness to President Taylor concerning his condition and the necessity there is for something being done about his affairs as connected with the Church, and also his private matters. ... I also suggested to him that he should secure a plot of his city property and the exact location of his houses, with a view to dividing the property and giving to each wife and her children their portion. This I did hoping that by doing so he might be disposed to express himself; but up to the present time he has not been willing to do anything more than to listen to them and express his approval of some of the writing. ...
On my way to the City this evening I considered the situation of President Taylor. I am convinced that he is not fully conscious himself of his real condition, and the question arose in my mind how far it would do for me to further conceal from his family his real condition. If anything were to happen to him, they would never cease to blame me for concealing it from them. I made up my mind that I would send for his son John W. and communicate to him the facts.
[The Journal of George Q. Cannon, Church Historian's Press, https://churchhistorianspress.org/george-q-cannon]