[George D. Smith, An Intimate Chronicle; The Journals of William Clayton, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1995, http://amzn.to/william-clayton]
Mormon History, Oct 20, 1845. Monday.
[William Clayton Journal] ...General James Arlington Bennett from Arlington House Flat Bush Long Island arrived today and met the Twelve and others at Elder Taylors in the evening. I was present part of the time. It appears he was opposed to our selling out to gratify the mob, and would rather we would fight them and maintain our ground, but when he was informed of our ultimate plans and matters to be accomplished, he seemed to feel very different. I should judge him to be a very ambitious and a[s]piring man. After the interview, we retired upstairs and had prayers as usual.