Mass Meeting

According to previous adjournment in Fillmore, a large and enthusiastic assembly convened in the Tabernacle in this city at 1 p.m., of the 26th, of the purpose of taking into consideration the propriety of establishing a daily express and passenger communication between the western States and California, or, more extendedly, between Europe and China.

The meeting organized by choosing Governor Young President; Chief Justice J.F. Kinney, Presidents H.C. Kimball and J.M. Grant, Hon. A.W. Babbitt, Associate Justice G.P. Stiles, Surveyor General D.H. Burr, Lieut. Gen. D.H. Wells, Dr. G. Hart, Indian Agent, Messrs. W. Bell and W. Gerrish, Merchants, and Hon. P.P. Pratt, vice Presidents; Hon. W. Woodruff, O. Pratt, sen., and W.H. Hooper, Merchant, Secretaries; and G.D. Watt, reporter….

[Deseret News, 6:372]
[Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Jan. 26, 1856, 1]

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, July 2006]

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