[Heber C. Kimball]
At 9 Oclock at the Seventies Hall the Kingdom [Council of 50] met in council 39 present. O Lord bless my dear Brethren and remember Thy Servent H. C. K. for he is redy and wants Thy grace to helpe him to be faithfull. Bless his dear wife V. M. [Vilate Murray] and his children and spare them to see old age. My Father in heaven, Strengthen my faith and my Body to indure to the end, and that to an old age and that I may never go astray from The[e] in anny thing while he [I] shall live or anny one of his [my] Brethren the Twelve.
[Kimball, Stanley B. ed, On the Potter's Wheel: The Diaries of Heber C. Kimball]