[source: Fillerup, Robert C., compiler; William Clayton Nauvoo Diaries and Personal Writings, A chronological compilation of the personal writings of William Clayton while he was a resident of Nauvoo, Illinois. http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/clayton-diaries]
Mormon History, Aug 12, 1845, Tuesday
[William Clayton Writings] Tuesday 12th. At Dr Richards in company with Prest. B. Young, H.C. Kimball, J. Taylor, G.A. Smith, A. Lyman, W. Richards, N.K. Whitney, G. Miller & others. The subject under consideration was to prepare the brethren who are going west, and give them instructions for their mission. Their names are Henry G. Sherwood, John S. Fullmer and James Emmett. A letter of authority was written by Dr Richards to brother Emmetts company stating that Sherwood and Fullmer were sent by the authorities of the church here to council them according to their circumstances and when they leave to appoint whomsoever they think best to preside over them & council them. It is not the object of the council to sent for the company back but to see how they feel and whether they are willing to abide council. Perhaps it will be best for them to tarry where they are untill they are joined by others in the spring and then either locate there or proceed west.