[John Henry Smith]
The C. of F. [Council of Fifty] met twice today and discused various plans as bearing upon Election matters.
Bros. L. W. Hardy and H. B. Clawson were received members of this society. Two revelations were acepted as the word and will of God. They were given through President John Taylor, and in the same the Lord has promised to fight our battles for us.
We adjourned subject to the call of the President.
[Jean Bickmore White (editor), Church, State, and Politics: The Diaries of John Henry Smith, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1990, http://bit.ly/johnhenrysmith]