Mormon History, Saturday, Mar 27, 1847.

[Apostle Willard Richards Journal] Warm day, wind south. Great quantities of geese flying north. River free from ice. Perfect spring morning. The brethren very busy preparing for pioneers. Dr. [Richards] in office about 9. President Young passed council house about 9. Made up a mail of six letters to United States Post Office and sent by Samuel Frost with a request to bring or send up all the letters and papers in the P. O. [post office]. Daniel Spencer brought 14 packages of newspapers from Austin P. O. [post office].
About 8 p.m., President Young, Kimball, Richards, Smith, Woodruff, Benson, and Pratt, also Luke Johnson, N. K. Whitney, W. W. Phelps, C. C. Rich, Erastus Snow, T. B. [Thomas Bullock], and W. Richards conversed on pioneering, read the news, also a Voree [Vorhee] paper. Examined the map received from General Atchison by W. W. Phelps. Conversed about G. Miller. Continued in council until past 11 p.m.

[Apostle Willard Richards Journal]

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