Manuscript History of the Church
I attended a political meeting in the Grove, for the nomination of County officers, for the County at large, in which I concurred, with the exception of the Candidate for the Sheriffalty and spoke in favor of the proceedings. 
—1 June 1842
 See History of the Church, 5:21. Not in Teachings. The original source for the following entry is most probably the "Book of the Law of the Lord."
 The choice of sheriff was William Backenstos. The other officers chosen as candidates were Dr. J. F. Charles for the Senate, Mark Aldridge and Orson Pratt for representatives, Sidney Rigdon for school commissioner, Hiram Kimball for county commissioner, and Daniel H. Wells for coroner. See The Wasp (4 June 1842).