March 31. 1849 past 8 P.M. [The] Quorum of the Twelve met in the office with Pres[iden]ts [Brigham] Young & [Willard] Richards. 'Come let us anew' was sung.'-Prayer by C[harles]. C. Rich.'- B. Y. enquired what wo[ul]d. be the propriety of a good substantial man going to the Pacific to settle. P. P. Pratt thot. it well to settle spot after spot by Eutaw, Sevier, &c until we got to the coast. [H]e is always looking out for [those] coming & going.'- A. Lyman[: I]f a portion of our p[eo]pl[e] are to continue there, it wo[ul]d. be a good idea for some one to be there to have his eyes for the intr[uc]t[ion]. of this p[eo]pl[e].'-[I]f no one stands up for our ensign,'-[then] the traveller may be left to his own resources, & lost.'-[T]he opening of the mines will certainly draw the refuse of creation & may draw more or less good men there.'- T[homas]. B[ullock]. read [the] recommend[ation] to Amasa, & Porter Rockwell.'- [William W.] Phelps letters [were] read & ans[were]d. also.'- [At] 1/2 past 9 B[righam]. Y[oung]. retires.
[source: Minutes, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1910-1951, Privately Published, Salt Lake City, Utah 2010]