[Abraham H. Cannon]
At the two o'clock . . . transaction of the business brought before us. A question was asked as to whether a man who held no Priesthood and on being ordained a Seventy did not have the Melchizedek Priesthood conferred upon his was really the possessor of the Priesthood. I maintained that it was necessary to say in the ordination that this was conferred upon him, otherwise he did not possess it. There being some difference of opinion on this point, it was decided to refer the matter to the First Presidency for an answer.
[Abraham H. Cannon Journal Excerpts, http://www.amazon.com/Apostles-Record-Journals-Abraham-1889-1896/dp/B000MFD1K4]