Is Joseph III the True Successor of Joseph the Prophet in the office of President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The undersigned take pleasure in recommending this book to the consideration of all who are interested in the subject on which it treats. We approve of its contents, after having carefully examined it, and we hope it will have the effect intended by the writer. He presents his arguments from a legal standpoint and in a somewhat different manner from anything of the kind which has heretofore been attempted. JOSEPH F. SMITH, ANTHON H. LUND, CHARLES W. PENROSE, First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
[Source: 1913-January 30-Title page and endorsement from book. Church, in Clark, James R., Messages of the First Presidency (6 volumes)]