[Heber C. Kimball]
The Kingdom [Council of Fifty] met at the Sevntis Hall, adjourned at 12 Oclock as Genral Harden had come in to town with his Possa [Posse] to serch for property and lost men. ...
The Twelve and Bishops met at W[illard] Richards for prair and council. We asked the Lord to f[r]ustrat[e] the designs of our Enimes, and to blind there Eis [eyes] and caus the trops to leave our City. Soon got through about 4 in the after noon. Held council in the Eve at John Tailors. Rote another propersition [proposition] to people of the State, that we was going [a]way, and [if they would] come and purches [purchase] our Lands and houses, we would Leave.
[Heber C. Kimball diary, 137, as quoted in Jedediah S. Rogers (editor), The Council of Fifty: A Documentary History, Signature Books (2014)]