[Council of Fifty]
Seventies Hall, Nauvoo
2 p.m. General council met. Resolved that a company of 1500 men be selected to go to Great Salt Lake Valley and that a Committee of five be appointed to gather information relative to emigration, and report the same to the Council.
[Historian's Office history, as quoted in Jedediah S. Rogers (editor), The Council of Fifty: A Documentary History, Signature Books (2014)]