[George Albert Smith]
Have had a busy day in the Land Office. At 3-30 P.M. I left for home to take my children to the
Was met at my door by sister Nellie C. Taylor who congratulated me with much earnestness. I was nonplussed at first but she soon told me I had been voted in that afternoon as a member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles. I thought she was mistaken and told her so. She felt confused and returned to the Tabernacle to ascertain if she was wrong. Later I was met by her and others who corroborated the matter. I was completely dumbfounded and could hardly believe it possible at this time, although I felt that I might someday succeed my Father as my Patriarchal blessing under the hands of Zebedee Coltrin indicated that I might become an Apostle.
[George Albert Smith, Diary, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]