[Apostle Willard Richards Journal] Mosquito. Pleasant. Council together. O. Hyde nominated E. T. Benson to take the crown of John E. Page, and council wrote him accordingly (letter on file). Also letter to William Huntington and council, to help raise a company of pioneers (on file), and sent 10 a.m. by P. P. Pratt and Solomon Hancock, with a mail of 27 letters. The boat was launched this p.m. [afternoon].
Wright arrived with letters to Colonel Scott and President Young from Mt. Pisgah. President Young was gone to the launch, and Dr. Richards visiting the camps. About 7, they walked to President Kimball's. President Young wrote to Colonel Scott to pass over the ordinance this night, having heard that U. S. officers were on their way from Garden Grove for to enlist soldiers for Santa Fe. At 9, Presidents Young, Kimball, O. Pratt, George A. Smith, A. Lyman, W. Richards, Bishop Whitney, John Scott, were in council at post office. Letter was received from W. Woodruff dated June 26, Mt. Pisgah (on file). Read that the United States officers were at Mt. Pisgah to enlist soldiers. Taylor reported that he had commanded all tens to come together. President Young commanded all the Twelve to be at the river tomorrow and cross as quick as possible. Wrote Bishop Miller, by Brother Glines at 10, to cross the river immediately and help Colonel Scott over this night with the heavy wagon, and be ready to help others tomorrow. Council adjourned to the prairie west of the camp and continued in session till 11, then went home determined to go to the river early in the morning.
[source: Apostle Willard Richards Journal]
[Apostle Willard Richards Journal]