President Buchanan recommends a strong force against the saints and that 4 new regiments of men be raised against us. ... The United States are determined to anhilate the mormons. The war is now between God and the Devil and between Saints & Sinners. ... What trials and sacrafizes the Saints may be Called to pass through I do not know but I pray the Lord to give us grace equal to our day.
[Source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]