J Smith Jun arose and made many remarks, among which were the following. “It will be the duty of the when in to take their seats together according to their ages. The oldest to be seated at the head, and preside in the first council, the next oldest in the second; and so on until the youngest has presided”.
The twelve Apostles have no right to go into Zion or any of its where there is a regular established, to regulate any matters pertaining thereunto: But it is their duty to go abroad and regulate and set in order all matters relative to the different of this .
When the twelve are all together or a of them in any church, they have authority to act independently of the church and form decisions and those decisions will be valid; but when there is not a quorum of them together, they must transact business by the common consent of the church.
No standing has authority to go into the churches abroad and regulate the matters thereof, for this belongs to the Twelve. [p. 6]