[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 9th We continued our journey this morning. We came along side of the general encampment at Council Bluffs about noon. I saw the encampment of the Twelve or some of them. I had an interview with Elders P P Pratt & John Taylor And many other friends. I pitched my tent & encampemnt on a Bluff near Elders Taylor & P P Pratt. We had hard rain at night.
We held a council in the evening about raising 500 volunteers for the President of the U.S. to go to upper Calafornia via Santafe. We wrote A letter & signed it to be Carried through the camp. Distance from Pisgah to the Bluffs 160 miles.
[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]