Mormon History, Thursday, Feb 18, 1847.

[Apostle Willard Richards Journal] Winter Quarters. Dr. [Richards] rose about 9. Warm and pleasant. Had much company in office. Second hundred, First Division, met in council house at 8 a.m. About 3 p.m., Dr. read letter to Colonel Kane and six letters from the Battalion to President Young who was sick in bed, but better, and he rose and rode out in his carriage.
Luke Johnson and Sister Hyde were in camp. Brother Woodruff went to Musquitoe [Mosquito] Creek to preach. At 6:30, President Kimball, Benson, George A. [Smith], Lyman, and O. Pratt met at the office. Dr. [Richards] read six letters from army to President Young, and Bullock read three to Kimball, and about 9 the council adjourned to President Young's, who rose from his bed and conversed till about 11:15, when council retired and Dr. wrote letters for President Young to Ferrymore Little and another to Joseph A. Stratton, St. Louis. Received a new desk of Truman Angel and gave him 5 pounds lard, 1 quart molasses., and 1 pk. meal. Dr. wrote to Jacob Peart, St. Joseph, and Ann Braddock, St. Louis, and P. S. [a postscript] to Colonel KaneÂ's letter. Closed at 3 a.m.

[source: Apostle Willard Richards Journal]

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