[Franklin D. Richards]
Government has what represents $800,000 of our Church property in its Receiver's hands'- has inflicted perhaps $200-000 fines and caused us to pour out moneylike water to payAttorneys for best legal defence we can get & now J[ohn]. W. Y[oung]. thinks we should advance money to help assure Dem[ocratic]. party we are sincere in our politics.
[Franklin D. Richards 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]