165 years ago today - Nov 8, 1856

The Presidency & 12, & others met in Council at the Historians Office. They took up the subject of reading the sermon of president Young concerning the late Emigration [Willie and Martin handcart companies] & what Caused so much sufferings. He cast reflections upon J. Taylors & F. D. Richards as Taylor had Henderd the brethren from doing business for several weeks. The greatest reflections were Cast upon him. The Presidency finally concluded they would strike out those sentences that cast reflection upon those brethren & print the rest.

President Young send to Bishop Hunter when the Hand Cart Company comes in I want to have the bishops take the people to some empty Houses & appoint an over seer over them so that they may not eat themselves to death for they would kill themselves if they had an oppertunity.

[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]

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