We Met with the Presidency of the [Ogden] Stake & High Council most of the Priesthood. Their has Exhisted a difficulty between the Authorities of the Church in that Place for a good while and the fore noon was taken up in teaching them and some Sharp Chastisements were given and I think the harts of Some were made to quake before the two Edged sword of truth by the Power of God. The spirit of God was with us.
We Met in the Afternoon and Organized 7 Prayer Circles but many of the Company had to settle their difficulties before they Could Enter the Prayer Circle. It was a profitable time.
Meeting opened by Prayer by W Woodruff. F D Richards spoke 15 M John Taylor 50, Joseph F Smith 50 M W Woodruff 20 m. The first Presidency & High Council formed one Circle The High Priest one. The 4 Bishops of the 4 wards of Ogden Each furnish a Circle And the Presidency of the Stake with the Bishop furnish another Circle and Br F D Richards organized the 7 Prayer Circls. We had an interesting time.
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]