175 years ago today - Feb 26, 1847

Joseph [Smith?] did not give a description of size shape, & colors. [I]t was commenced out of White cloth the day before Joseph died.

A[lbert]. R[ockwood].[: T]he idea was to be erected some where else.

W[illiam]. C[layton].[:] It was got on the Friday. J[oseph]. gave himself up on Sunday'[The flag could be] ab[ou]t. 16 feet long.

B[righam]. Y[oung].[:] What of a fl[ag]. [W]ould 16 feet by 8 put on a mountain'5 mi[les]. off. I think 90 by 30 [is] better.

G[eorge]. M[iller].[:] You could hoist [it] by pulleys'as high as 100 feet. B[righam]. Y[oung].[:] You would have to hoist a tower'[S]uppose you build a tower 100 feet higher & the mast sunk 30 feet into it.

G[eorge]. M[iller].[: H]ave a ring with a collar to work it.

W[illiam]. C[layton].[: T]he colors [can be] blue & red'letters red shaded with blue.

B[righam]. Y[oung].[: T]he proper colors could be up.

W[illard]. R[ichards].[:] Silk & Linen will wearer longer.

B[righam]. Y[oung].[: Y]ou can raise a f[lag] under the U.S. [who] have the motto 'religious toleration' [that the group] wants blue white & red. [They have] generally used linen for the army.

O[rson]. P[ratt].[: T]he higher you get, the thinner strata of Air'

B[righam]. Y[oung].[: O]n the mountains pleasant. below thunder & lightning'below that a perfect Sea of Water.

G[eorge]. A. S[mith].[: G]et goods 35 feet long. B[righam]. Y[oung].[: U]se Alman Oil or Water to paint with'want Silk ab[ou]t 6 bits a yard, 10 y[ar]d[s]. by 5.

H[eber]. K[imball]. Motioned that we have one, put it up & then dream about it.

N[ewel]. K. W[hitney].[: S]omething like Gamboon, only not ribbed. [I]t waves but [does] not snap. B[righam]. Y[oung].[:] I want your Council that you may not [travel] 1000 miles [and] wish you had tho[ugh]t. of it.

H[eber]. C. K[imball]. Motioned that we have the best stuff in the Eastern Markets.

B[righam]. Y[oung].[:] I go in for purple & scarlet wtih red, blue, & white'

...N[ewel]. K. W[hitney]. Mov[e]d. that we write to bro[ther] [Orson] Hyde to get the Stuff'red, blue, white, scarlet, & purple' H[eber]. C. K[imball]. motioned that we have the five colors. [S]ec[onde]d. & carr[ie]d. G[eorge]. A. S[mith]. motioned that the W[illard]. R[ichards]. motioned that this Council dictate & instruct the Clerk....

[Minutes, as quoted in Minutes of the Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1835-1951, Electronic Edition, 2015]

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