The good people of Davis [county] had brought out their nominees for the Legislature.
Bishop John Stoker for the Council and Anson Call & Jesse Hobson for the House of Representative[.] My business to Davis was to have one of the nominees to withdraw and John D. Parker [of the Council of Fifty, the political governing body] put on the track in his place accordingly I called the Bishops and other leading men together and laid the matter before them[.] The plan was adopted & A Call withdran & Parker put in his place all to the most perfect satisfaction of all partiesstaid with my Brother all night
[Diaries of Hosea Stout]