[Joseph F. Smith, John R. Winder, and Anthon H. Lund to Charles Woolfenden]
After President Francis M. Lyman returned from attending the Beaver [Utah] Conference he reported to us an interview he had with you in which you confessed to him in detail your unfortunate experiences necessitating your return home from England, including an illicit intercourse with a lewd woman.
This interview, we learn, took place after the conference, and after you had been sustained as a member of the High Council, and as President of the Young Men's Mutual Improvement Associations of the Stake.
In considering your unfortunate case we have unanimously concluded that your name should not have been presented to the conference for the sustaining vote of the saints for these positions, and that therefore you should now resign them.
[Joseph F. Smith, John R. Winder, and Anthon H. Lund to Charles Woolfenden, LDS Archives]