Mormon History, Jul 6, 1846

[Mormon Battalion] After leaving the Mount Pigsah encampment to meet with LDS leaders in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Allen returns, accompanied by Brigham Young, Heber C. Kimball and Willard Richards. (Kimball and Richards eventually became Young's counselors in the First Presidency, but Young was not sustained as president of the church until 1847.)
Young encourages the men of the camp to enlist, declaring that their service will demonstrate loyalty to the U.S. government, and that their wages will be of great benefit to their families and to the church.

[source: Mormon Battalion Timeline, Herald Extra, March 25, 2010]

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