Upon receipt of your letter of April 14 , I took the first opportunity which was presented to submit the matter of reinstating your father [i.e., excommunicated apostle John W. Taylor], and President [David O.] McKay asked if you intend to be in this area soon. He stated if you are he would be very glad to see you and discuss this whole matter with you.
It is my opinion that President McKay is very sympathetic to your father's situation, but he did want to talk with you a bit with respect to it. The first time you are in the city perhaps you will wish to call on him. Let me be helpful if I can. Greetings and best wishes always.
[Hugh B. Brown, Letter to Samuel W. Taylor, 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]