[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 30th Sunday I met with the saints in that place Cambridgeport. Dr John M Bernhisel met with us & gave A rehersal of Affairs in the valley which was interesting. I followed him with remarks. He has Come East as A representative from the valley to washington Bearing our petition to Congress for a Territorial Government, in the Great Basin of the Rocky Mountains. At the Close of the Meeting A Collection was taken up to defray his expenses on the way of $22.05.
I wrote A letter in the evening to the Bradford Branch Recommending to the Bradford Branch Br Burnhisel.
[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]