[Brigham Young Jr.]
I raised the question with father [about his seniority in the quorum] some years before his death in consequence of what Bro[ther]. O[rson]. Pratt said, and father used these words to me. "It is just right the way it is and you let it alone." He told me as I remember that my name was given to him by revelation with several other names and I would have been put into the quorum a year previous but Bro[ther]. Geo[rge]. A. Smith suggested that it might raise a question & comment if
B[righam]. Y[oung]. Jr. was put in place of Bro[ther] A[masa] M Lyman apostatized; and if Jos[eph]. F. S[mith]. was now put in to the Quorum it could make no differ[e]nce as I B[righam]. Y[oung]. Jr was ordained an apostle and would take his place in the Quorum according to that ordination.
I am satisfied and thank God that I am worthy to be an apostle of the Lord an especial witness of the Lord Jesus Christ.
[Brigham Young Jr., Diary]