The question as to who should issue certificates of ordination to Patriarchs was renewed by Bro[ther]. Clawson, and now considered, resulting in an action by the council, on motion of Bro[ther]. Clawson, certificates of ordination to Patriarchs.
The question as to who the Presiding Patriarch presided over, was answered by President Smith, as follows: That by virtue of the patriarchal office held by him he was the Presiding Patriarch over the whole Church.
[First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve minutes]