I attended the prayer meeting in the evening. O P. Rockwell & Dunbar arived about [ ] oclok. Reported that there would be 700 Head of Cattle [stolen from the army] in in 2 days. Nothing decisive yet in relation to the army. He said some of the Brethren were ventersome and in danger of looseing their lives. He said one deserter informed him that the army were ownly fed on Quarter rations. The army are nearly starving to death.
[Source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]