80 years ago today - Feb 16, 1943

[Heber J. Grant]
Brother Moyle is writing a history of his life to leave to his children. Really I would like to have a copy of it before the book is published. I am afraid there will be some things in it that he will regret. ... I hope he will not publish a book that will reflect upon the leaders of the Church. He is intensely Democratic and I am afraid of what he might write. I feel the same way toward my associate Apostle Reed Smoot, I think if he had written a book it would have been colored too much Republican. ... The same was the trouble with B. H. Roberts. When Roberts ran for Congress he knew that the Presidency of the Church, seeing that he had three wives, did not want him to run, and so did Brother Moyle. I was sitting with Brother Moyle in the convention that nominated Roberts.

[The Diaries of Heber J. Grant, 1880-1945, Abridged, Digital Edition Salt Lake City, Utah, 2015]

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