We all Met with a party of Zions Camp. There were some 40 members of Zions Camp preset Out of 205 who went off to Missouri to redeem Zion in 1834, thirty three years ago. We had Addresses from several of the Brethren. Presidet Young said when they returned to kirtland some said they had been on a Tomfools Errand. Presidet Young said he would not sell the Experience & knowledge he gained upon that Mission for this whole world in its present State. He watched Joseph while upon that Mission, & it was there that he learned how to govern rule & direct this Church & kingdom.
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]