At 4 o’clock p.m. of the 23rd inst. the Bishops of all the wards of this city, met in the State House with the City Council, and reported all their wards unanimous for walling in the whole of the city, with a good ditch upon the outside of the wall, whereupon the City Council appointed Albert Carrington, Parley P. Pratt and Franklin D. Richards, a committee to locate the line of said wall and report thereon on the 27th, from which date the wall and ditch are to be labored upon with all diligence until completed.  The wall will be built of mud taken from the ditch, and mixed with straw or hay and gravel, and laid up in courses as deep as the consistency of the mud will allow, to be repeated when the previous course is dried until the wall is finished.  This is deemed to be the cheapest and in the end most durable method that we can at present adopt.

[Deseret News, Aug. 25, 1853]
[Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Aug. 25, 1853, 1]

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, July 2006]

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