July 30, 1847
Location: Salt Lake Valley (the right place), Utah - The end destination for the trek across the plains.
Summary: The twelve Brethren leaders hold a council with the officer of the battalion.
Journal entry: FRIDAY 30TH. Day warm. Twelve held a council with the officer of the battalion, then rode up to the hot spring. Evening - a general meeting of the camp and addressed by President Young. He told his feelings concerning the soldiers, they have saved the people by going when required, etc. He rejoiced that they are here. He expressed his feelings warmly towards the brethren and also told his feelings towards the gentiles. The meeting was opened by hosannas three times and closed by retesting the battalion to build a tower tomorrow on the temple lot where we can assemble for meetings, etc.
Source: William Clayton's JournalPublished by the Clayton Family Association, and edited by Lawrence Clayton. To the best of our research, this contents of this book are no longer under copyright.