[Apostle Willard Richards Journal] Mosquito. Cloudy and foggy. A shower from 10 to 11 a.m. Occasional showers till 2 p.m., when the clouds began to break, and so continued till about 5 when it commenced raining and continued till dark. About [afternoon] p.m., President Young rode to the point in company with Charles Birch. Mr. Sarpee told President Young that Major Mitchell had written to Colonel at Fort Kearney that the Mormons were conniving with the Indians, had committed some depredations at Pottawattamie [Pottawatamie] town, and wanted the dragoons to come up and keep the peace and prevent their uniting with the Indians to fight the United States. Dr. Richards spent the [afternoon] p.m. with his brother Levi and returned at dark, just after President Young returned from the point through mud, and spent the evening at the post office in conversation about Joseph in Carthage Jail two years ago, etc., etc.
[source: Apostle Willard Richards Journal]