The council briefly convened on the morning of 5 April 1845 at the before immediately adjourning until the following week. noted in his journal, “On account of a multitude of business waiting the council adjourned without doing business to next friday.” The “multitude of business” included the church conference that occurred over the next three days and a meeting of the stockholders of the Association.
Saturday April 5th. 1845 Council met pursuant to adjournmet and organized at 9½ A.M.
While the council minutes note that the meeting began at 9:30 a.m., several men recorded in their journals that the council convened at 9:00 a.m. (Clayton, Journal, 5 Apr. 1845; Spencer, Diary, 5 Apr. 1845; Kimball, Journal, 5 Apr. 1845; Richards, Journal, 5 Apr. 1845.)
Clayton, William. Journals, 1842–1845. CHL.
Spencer, Daniel. Diaries, 1845–1857. CHL.
Kimball, Heber C. Journal, Sept. 1842; May 1844–May 1845. Heber C. Kimball, Papers, 1837–1866. CHL. MS 627, box. 3, fd. 4.