... I preached on the plurality doctrine. There are but few saints at this place, but they appear very attentive. Brothers Whiteley, Perks and several others bore testimony after me, Brother Watts, a druggist, got up to oppose the doctrine, and in answer to the question, said he wished to be cut off from the church; and the brethren and sisters raised their hands against him to cut him off from the Church.
[Source: George D. Smith, An Intimate Chronicle; The Journals of William Clayton, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1995, http://bit.ly/WilliamClayton]