[source: Fillerup, Robert C., compiler; William Clayton Nauvoo Diaries and Personal Writings, A chronological compilation of the personal writings of William Clayton while he was a resident of Nauvoo, Illinois. http://www.boap.org/LDS/Early-Saints/clayton-diaries]
Mormon History, Oct 11, 1845, Saturday
[William Clayton Writings] Saturday 11th At Er Taylors in council with Prest. Young, H.C. Kimball, P.P. Pratt, J. Taylor, G.A. Smith, A. Lyman & others. We had prayers in the forenoon and asked God to overrule the movements of the enemy and cause the Governor to withdraw his troops from this county - and preserve us in peace untill we can depart in the spring. After prayer we went to prepare a circular for the agents to take abroad with them. P.M. Prest Young did not attend, being completely worn down with fatigue. At 4 we Adjourned till 7 - I went up to the office and attended to some little items of business. At 7 met again at Er Taylors with the brethren. We offered up our prayers for the same subjects, believing that the Lord will defeat our enemies & preserve his people. After prayer we finished an extract from the conference minutes for the circular. Also appointed additional captains of hundreds, making Captains for twenty five companies.