[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal]
... Brother Rich & Presidet B Young Spoke of organizing a school of the prophets. We met for that purpose.... At the Close of the Meeting a list of Names was Called to form a Branch of the school of the prophets.
We met in the school House. The list of Names was red. Presidet Young then Spoke of organizing A Stake of Zion & a High Council & the school of the Prophets. C. C. Rich spoke a short time. President B Young Called a vote to know if the Elders wished this to be So. A united vote. ...
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]