Met at 11 a.m. fasting a number of brethren spoke on depriving a man of his priesthood and still leave him a member of the Church. We differed considerably on this subject Presidency came in and they agreed to talk it over themselves Pres[ident]. Jos[eph] F. S[mith]. & Bro[ther] F[rancis] M. L[yman]. were the most energetic, but we all agreed to abide the decision of the Presidency on this matter. Pres[ident]. W[oodruff]. is very feeble.
[Brigham Young Jr., Diary, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]
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