Apostle Joseph F. Smith's wife writes him that "you know how brother [Albert] Carrington thinks a deal of women." In Dec. 1882 Apostle John Henry Smith writes President John Taylor that a maid at the British Mission headquarters "found Bro. Carrington lying upon the lounge and Sarah Kirkman lying upon top of him." Upon Brigham Young's inquiry about women in 1873 and John Taylor's inquiry about Sarah Kirkman in 1883, Carrington denies serious wrongdoing. He is not excommunicated until 1885 when protests from Sarah's husband become too insistent to ignore.
[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database ( http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase )]]