[At Temple meeting of the 12, including the 2 former members of the 1st Presidency.] talk began by Bro[ther] H. J. Grant about my preceding Jos[eph] F. S. in the Quorum. He thought wrong and was surprised to see us take our seats, with me between Geo[rge] Q. C. Pres[ident] F. S. I said, I am willing to take any place in the quorum, never felt I was fit to be an ap. ... Said that, I submitted this matter to father one day and he said, rather severely "It is just right the way it is, and you let it alone." I never had courage to tackle question again; still, I am of the opinion that when a man is ordained an apostle and to magnify that office no new man can rank him in being set apart to fill a vacancy in Quorum of the Twelve. I am anxious for God through my brethren to decide this question and I yield my views to them with all my heart.
[Brigham Young had ordained his son Brigham Young Jr. and apostle, but he did not become a member of the quorum until later.]
[Source: Diary of Apostle Brigham Young Jr., http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]