[source: 'The John Taylor Nauvoo journal, January 1845-September 1845,' BYU Studies 23:3 (1983) edited by Dean C. Jessee]
Mormon History, Saturday, August 23rd, 1845
[Apostle John Taylor diary] Went to a feast of the Fourth Quorum; Er's. Joseph Young, H. C. Kimball, Amasa Lyman and Geo. A. Smith were present. There was a good deal of instruction given. The band were also present. While we were speaking we saw the cupola put on the Temple. After meeting, I went up to the Temple, and ascended to the top of the tower, while there I partook of some melons they had there, I returned thanks to God, who had enabled us to do so great a work, and have it so [go] forward Mrs. Taylor being on a visit to Sister O. Pratt's I called there and spent the evening.