Letter read from Pres[iden]t. E[dward]. J. Wood, stating in effect that a few elderly Seventies belonging to the Seventies' quorum at Cardston [Alberta, Canada], break the Word of Wisdom by drinking liquor, using tobacco, they pay very little tithing, and fail to honor their calling; that the local presidents are anxious to fill up the quorum with younger men competent to become preachers of the Gospel, and they suggest making High Priests of these aged brethren. Pres[iden]t. Wood asked to be advised in regard to complying with this request. Pres[iden]t. [Francis M.] Lyman, speaking on this question, said that he had thought that all aged
Seventies, unworthy to be ordained High Priests might be put on a retired list, but with the understanding that they still be connected with their quorums, and labored with until they are accounted worthy to be ordained High Priests.
[Minutes, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]