April 6, 1884 Sunday The Conference Met at the Big Tabernacle at 10 oclok the building Crouded to its utmost Capacity some thousands went away that Could not get Standing room in the Building. I should Judge there was 12,000 people present. ...
There arived in our midst this Morning seven Chiefs & Leading Men of the Maricopy and Pimos lead By Brothers Rogers & Ray had Come some 700 Miles to attend the Conference from Arizona. They were reporting of many thousands of the Lamanits. Cheroquas Erastus who I baptized ordained a seventy at St George was one of them. They were much interested in the great Tabernacle and Congregation.
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]