[George F. Gibbs]
Yours April 20 to President Richard W. Young of the Ensign Stake was referred by him to the First Presidency, in which you state that Gottlieb Wuethrich, who was excommunicated for participating in taking interior views of the temple by stealth for public purposes, had sought to regain his standing in the Church by baptism.
The presidency endorse the position taken by you in regard to this matter, in effect, that the nature of the offense was so grave that no particular rush need be indulged in to extend to him our fellowship; and that it will be in order for him to manifest to the fullest extent the fruits of repentance. And it is understood of course that nothing shall hereafter be done in his case by way of permitting him to regain his standing in the Church without the written authority of the presidency.
[George F. Gibbs, Letter to H. W. Valentine, Basel, Switzerland, 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]