Voted that a bodies of men be sent to the Upper Ferry of the North Fork of the Platte and the Ferry on Green river, and that President Brigham Young appoint the men and have the ferries under his entire control.

Pres. Young appointed Parley P. Pratt to take charge of the company to go to Green river ferry and Orrin P. Rockwell, Charles Shumway, and Edmund Ellsworth to go the Upper Ferry on the north fork of the Platteā€¦.

The subject of sending teams back to assist the immigrants was discussed, and it was decided that a letter of introduction be written to the authorities of the Church in Pottawattamie county, Iowa, informing them of the circumstances of the Saints in the Valley and the almost impossibility of their sending back any assistance.

Pres. Young appointed Parley P. Pratt and Daniel H. Wells to write such a letter of instruction and general information.

[Journal History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mar. 3, 1849, 1]

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, July 2006]

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