Several subjects were conversed upon. One was our posterity in this world & the osprings of immortal Celestial & Resurrected beings in the world to come. President Young remarked that our children in this life did not look just like their parents but was A variety in looks &c & the ospring of Celestial beings were spiritual Bodies.
Wm. W. Phelps was cut off from the church for Breaking the laws of God. It was decided in Council that if a man lost his wife He was at liberty to marry again whare He pleased and was Justifyed.
Father John Smith was Appointed by the quorum of the Twelve As the first patriarch over the whole Church. ...
[Source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]