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D. Michael Quinn, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, p.169: 

William W. Phelps announced the existence of the previously secret Anointed Quorum [those who had received their temple ordinances] when Rigdon asked him to speak on 8 August 1844. "I want to say that there is a quorum that the Twelve belong to," Phelps began. "I brought President Rigdon into that quorum, and he received in part the blessings. I could not bear the thought of President Rigdon going into the world without his endowment. He did obtain part, and I hope he will submit [to the Twelve]." Aside from Young's allusion to the rights of kings and priests, Phelps's remarks were the only specific reference to the Anointed Quorum at the August meeting. 

In these remarks Phelps undercut Rigdon in two ways. First, he indicated that Smith had not admitted Rigdon into the quorum. Instead on his own authority Phelps brought Rigdon to the initiation meeting. Smith merely acquiesced. Wilford Woodruff wrote, "I heard President Smith say, that he [Rigdon] came in [the Anointed Quorum] without his wish or invitation, as he had no confidence in him."133 Second, by "he did obtain part of the [p.170] blessings," Phelps indicated that Rigdon had not received all of the important priesthood ordinances. George A. Smith later preached specifically: "Elder Sidney Rigdon had never received the Second Anointing, nor the keys pertaining to baptism for the dead." 

D. Michael Quinn, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, p.172

Even as he tried to defend Rigdon at this public trial, William Marks showed the importance of the Holy Order by calling it the church's first quorum. "As respects his not presenting his vision or revelation before the first quorum," Marks began, "Elder Rigdon did not know that this order was introduced. Brother Joseph told us that he, for the future whenever there was a revelation to be presented to the church he should first present it to that quorum, and then if it passed the first quorum, it should be presented to the church." Marks admitted that Rigdon did not enter the quorum until just before his departure for Pittsburgh.146