Mormon History, Oct 29, 1845. Wednesday.

[William Clayton Journal] ...At 10 went to Elder Taylors. Soon after we arrived, President Young sent for Bishop Whitney and myself to go and see him as the Twelve are still out of sight. We went to where he was at A. P. Rockwoods and found him in company with H[enry] G. Sherwood and [Stephen] Markham, also George A. Smith and Amasa Lyman. Brother Sherwood and Fullmer returned from the West a few days ago. Brother S[herwood] reported their mission which was very satisfactory. He also gave us some very interesting information concerning our best route to the West which will be of service to us when we move.
There is a rumor that Wm. Smith and others are trying to get up an influence with the president of the United States to prevent our going West and has already wrote to him on the subject, revealing the acts of the Council of Fifty &c. and representing the council guilty of treason &c .... Evening at Elder Taylors with the Twelve and others...We had prayers as usual.

[source: George D. Smith, An Intimate Chronicle; The Journals of William Clayton, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1995,]

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