[Hosea Stout Diary] Tuesday July 24th 1849. The people was awakened earley this morning by the fire of artillery soon after they began to geather to the Bowery.
There was a numerous host both of emegrants & well as brethren.each ward had prepared a table to themselves and a very large dinner for strangers & all was prepared & enjoyed to day it being the first celebration of the kind ever held here. Many speaches were made by different ones in the course of the day.
[source: Diaries of Hosea Stout]