[George Q. Cannon]
Thursday, October 13, 1892.
At the office this morning with health somewhat improved, though still quite unwell.
A dispatch was received from J. S. Clarkson and Isaac Trumbo informing the Presidency that President Harrison would sign the general amnesty proclamation this week. In this dispatch also was a request that we would offer up our prayers in behalf of his wife, for her recovery if it should be God's will.
At our meeting of the Presidency and Twelve, there being present, besides the Presidency, Elders F. D. Richards, F. M. Lyman, J. H. Smith, H. J. Grant and A. H. Cannon, President Woodruff offered the prayer, and Mrs. Harrison was remembered before the Lord. This is the first time that I know of in our history where the Presidency of the Church have been requested to exercise faith in behalf of any of the family of the President of the United States, and it was gratifying to us to know that President Harrison entertained such a friendly regard as to feel like making this request.
[Source: The Journal of George Q. Cannon, Church Historian's Press, https://churchhistorianspress.org/george-q-cannon]