Mormon History, Aug 31, 1845, Sunday

[William Clayton Writings] Sunday 31st. ... P.M. met at Dr Richards with Prest. B. Young, H.C. Kimball, W. Richards, P.P. Pratt, J. Taylor, G. A. Smith, A. Lyman, N.K. Whitney, O. Spencer & J.C. Kingsbury. The subject of the Oregon expedition was again talked over and the Twelve seem to think it important that they should go with the company to select a location and plant the standard. They would leave their families here and return when they had succeeded in finding a place. Prayers were offered up for quite a number of sick, amongst whom is Hugh Riding, one of our best carpenters now laying at the point of death. it is truly grievous to see the many sick in our midst especially in the north part of Town. Last night the first load of Glass for the Temple arrived and to day another load. The last load is expected tomorrow. ...

[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.]

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