the books and preparing to lay the matter before the public. did not tell us at the last council that he had those bills and papers. Now the question is shall a committee be appointed to assist you and to get the papers ready to report before the people at the conference. He had suggested the idea of getting to assist , and they can have you and to help them. They can also get to assist in the matter.
Coun. said he had spoken to to day, and he had appointed to-morrow morning to meet and attend to the business.
The said, as to continuing in his appointment he supposed [p. ]
In addition to serving as president of the Nauvoo House Association, Miller was a trustee-in-trust for the church along with Newel K. Whitney. William Clayton had been the last person to review portions of the Nauvoo House Association records in the winter of 1844–1845. James Sloan, an experienced clerk like Clayton, had previously helped with bookkeeping for the association. (See Richards, Journal, 9 Aug. 1844; Clayton, Journal, 29 Nov. 1844; Daybook A, 1842–1845, –242; and Daybook, 1841–1843, Nauvoo House Association, Records, CHL.)