27th I spent most of the day preparing my waggon & team to go into the mountain to assist the poor saints who are in the snow & on the road with hand Carts. ...
The Church at Grantsvill on the 4th of July lifted up an independant flag organized themselves & appointed a president which was Brother Coolley. He Came to me to know if he should except it. I told him I would not & If he wanted to get into a scrape He might do it. Otherwise He had better let it alone. I told them to go back & preach the gospel to them & tell them to Clean up &c.
[Source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]