President Young said while speaking of the Indian war that it was better for us not to fight them but feed them well treat them kindly & they would kill far less of our people & die much Faster themselves than they would to fight them & drive them to subsist upon their former living upon roots & herbs. ...
The Brethren then went to Willow Creek to Settle a Difficulty with Elder A Cordon the President & Bishop Dives. There were three or Four Charges brought against Brother Cordon but when they were all investigated they did not amount to any thing as a fault. All the Branch voted to sustain him as Presidet the Bishops Councellor for the men who accused him four of his accusers were cut off from the Church. The people did not like to vote for Bishop Dives unless he would go by the Council given him.
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]