President Young proposed [the formation of emigration companies with various leaders] ...
President Young commenced to give the word and will of God concerning the emigration of the Saints and those who journey with them. At 3 ½ [3:30], A. Lyman came in.... President Young continued to write the word and will of the Lord. Adjourned from 10 to 1 p.m. tomorrow, this place. President Young retired to the Octagon and finished writing the word and will of the Lord, and the Dr. [Richards] copied, closing about 1 next morning, about which time George D. Grant and Edmund Ellsworth, police, came in, and after reading the piece, President went home.
[Apostle Willard Richards Journal]