[Joseph F. Smith]
The subject of the jurisdiction was taken up, Bro[ther] [Orson] Pratt having read a report or an address to the presiding authorities in the church. Some holding that the bishop's court can only disfellowship, but not excommunicate members from the church, others that bishops could cut off any member or officer for transgression. Pending the discussion the council adjourned. Bro[ther]. E[rastus]. Snow threw out an insult to me and M[oses]. Thatcher, but we let it pass.
[Joseph F. Smith Diary, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]