the hands of our enemies except a piece owned by bro. of thirty acres which he sold into the hands of the enemy, and seven acres more which he would have sold to the enemy if a brother had not come forward & purchased it and paid him his money Bro. Joseph then arose and said that he was going to Zion to assist in redeeming it. He then called for the voice of the to sanction his going which was given without a dissenting voice. He then called for volunteers to go with him, when some thirty or forty volunteered to go who were then present at the council. It was a question whether we should go by water or by land, and after a short investigation it was decided unanimously that we go by land. Joseph Smith Jun. was nominated and seconded to be the Commander in Chief of the and the leader of those who volun teered to go and assist in the redemption of Zion, and carried by the vote of all present. Council then adjourned by prayer and thanksgiveing.