[Apostle Willard Richards Journal] Cold wind from the north, clear, blue sky. About noon, Presidents Young and Richards in council in the office about an hour regulating papers for the journey, copying MoroniÂ's blessing, making out Dr.Â's family list. E. T. Benson, with W. R. [Richards], dined in Octagon, then went to WhitneyÂ's store. The brethren busy preparing to emigrate. About 3 this afternoon, the mill commenced grinding corn and ground about 11 bushels in an hour. The President stated that it runs as complete as he could expect, no jarring, the only noise is from the water in the wheel.
The ferry boat crossed the river two or three times today. J. D. Lee crossed two loads of potatoes. Made up a mail of 24 letters to Mt. Pisgah sent by Lyman O. Littlefield. Gave it out at dusk. John Van Cott brought up a mail from HuntsuckerÂ's of 10 letters, 4 newspapers. At early candle light, Presidents Young, Kimball, Benson, Richards met in the office.
[source: Apostle Willard Richards Journal]