[Apostle Willard Richards Journal] Opened with a heavy fog, cleared away with a breeze from the south about 8. Mild day. Sleighing. Dr. [Richards] arose about noon. The captains and presidents of First Division met in the council house to hear reports from the officers. President B. Young came in about 11, and a little after noon, after receiving all the reports, adjourned to the Dr.Â's office where an additional number of pioneers were selected out, which T. B. [Thomas Bullock] afterwards arranged in alphabetical order. Present: B. Young, W. Richards, O. Pratt, E. T. Benson, Isaac Morley, R. Cahoon and others. About 5, President Young went out for a sleigh ride and the remainder dispersed.
Paid T. O. Angell 30 pounds meal.
Fifteen or twenty men were engaged in cutting the ice at the mill dam, there being two layers of ice 28 inches thick and then a layer of snow and ice about a foot thick. They have got to cut through. Soil about three foot solid frozen. Brother Woodruff returned home this p.m. [afternoon]. At 2 p.m., the Twelve and Gents [gentlemen] met to learn to dance in the council house.
[source: Apostle Willard Richards Journal]