[Apostle Willard Richards Journal] West wind, cool. At 9, the pioneers met at the council house. Presidents B. Young, H. C. Kimball, W. Richards, E. T. Benson, O. Pratt, A. Lyman, presidents of companies and counselors, clerks, and others met. About 53 were present of the First Division, and 28 of Second Division. The captains of hundred were instructed to report the state of the pioneers to the council, also their several duties, and adjourned about 11 oÂ'clock. The office was crowded all the day by the brethren making inquiries for emigration to the West. At dusk, Presidents Young, Kimball, Richards, Benson, Lyman, and Woodruff, the presidents of companies and captains met in the council house. All the former votes were confirmed and another made, viz: Â"voted that the Winter Quarters be formed into a stockade and no Indians be admitted inside.Â" The council continued in session until about 11 oÂ'clock. First Division reported 15 pioneers, five wagons, 8 horses, 2 mules, fully fitted out to start tomorrow morning.
Patty Sessions delivered Barbara, wife of Dexter Stillman, of a son named Dexter at 1 a.m.
[source: Apostle Willard Richards Journal]