[Brigham Young Jr.]
This question of the Patriarch Jno. [John] Smith, standing next to Presidency, preceeding the Pres[ident]. of Twelve. Bro[ther]. Jno. [John] H[enry]. S[mith]. said this might change succession of President of Twelve to Presidency. I thought him unnecessarily exercised. Decision of question was delayed for the present, until we could look into it. I said, 'Pres[ident]. [Joseph F.] Smith, if the Presidency will decide this question, we will sustain your decision.'
[Brigham Young Jr. 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]