The subject of Appointing three of the Twelve As the Presidency of the Church. Br Young said by pursuing this course it would liberate the quorum of the Twelve that they might go to the Nations of the earth to preach the gospel.
[Source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal. 9 Vols. Scott G. Kenney, ed. Salt Lake City: Signature Books, 1983-85. 3:293, in The Complete Discourses of Brigham Young, Ed. Richard S. Van Wagoner, Smith-Pettit Foundation, Salt Lake City (2009), http://bit.ly/BY-discourses]