[George F. Richards]
I attended special meeting of the Council of the twelve held in the temple from 8:30 a.m. to noon, where the subject of selecting of a patriarch to the Church was considered. Decision that Pres. Clawson appoint a committee to report and consult Pres. Grant and his Counselors, is the President desires his counselors present.
[George F. Richards 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]