[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] Feb 5th Friday This was an interesting day to the Camp of Israel. At an early hour the band of music entered my Carriage and rode through the city of winter quarters playing so sweetly that it rend the air.
The quorum of Twelve sat in council the fore part of the day.
At 2 oclock AM [PM] The silver grays met at the Council House. The company of silver grays consisted of all the old men in the Camp of Israel over [4/5?]0 years of age. They were divided into 2 companies as the house could not hold them all in one day.
The quorum of the Twelve met with them at the opening of the meeting. Remarks were made by President Young. A Hymn was sung And Prayer by the Patriarch John Smith after which they feasted together and then they went forth in the dance praising God in their hearts. It was truly an interesting sight to see the old men and women some nearly a hundred years old go forth and dance together in fulfillment of the ancient prophets. The quorum of the twelve spent the Afternoon and evening with them. Father and Mother Woodruff was among the number. I spent the time plesantly.
[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]