Presidet Young followed & said you want to go to & Call a Convention. We want to get up a State Government. I believe as I live that we should organize a State Government and let it go into Effet by the 15 March & I have faith to believe that God will sustain us. This is a secret Corcus & I dont want it known what is done here. I Can say this about forming a State Government. I Believe that Abel Lincoln does intend to bring destruction upon this people if he Can and has the power.
[Source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]