[Apostle Willard Richards Journal] Very cold morning, north wind. About 11, Brothers Kimball, Richards, and Woodruff called on President Young, who continued to improve in health. Read to the letters written the previous evening, which he signed. About noon, Harrison Burgess sent in a mail of 65 letters and 6 newspapers and packages which he had brought up from Austin post office; HuntsuckerÂ's Ferry with a bill of $5.04 Â½ postage which he had paid, and a list of letters yet remaining in Austin [post] office. The little children of President YoungÂ's family and the neighborhood had a party in the council house in the afternoon and evening.
Thomas took a list of letters at the post office, and R. Campbell made list of letters just received. From 6 to 8, the Dr. [Richards] chatted with President Young on the cause of the sickness and deaths in the camp, the situation of Israel, Zion, the world, etc. During an hourÂ's conversation, not a soul was present. About 8, Dr. supped at John Rushton's and retired to rest at the very early hour of 10, leaving the clerk still writing in the office. Paid Graham Coltrin $5.37 Â½, Peregrine Sessions $3.05 in orders on John D. Lee in full. Patty Sessions delivered Rhoda, wife of Alvin C1ements, of a son named Alpheus G. at 9 a.m.
[source: Apostle Willard Richards Journal]