[Regarding a letter from Kirtland received by Wilford Woodruff Woodruff]
Numbers had been cut off from the church for transgression. Their is divisions among the people. The printing Office is burned to the ground with all its contents of Books worth about $1,500 dollars. Warren Parrish and others that had been cut off from the Church were Joining with the world to injure the influence of the Saints. Joseph & Sidney had gone to the far west with their family & the faithful are to follow them for Kirtland will be scorged. Often have I herd Joseph Prophecy of these things for a year past.
[Source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]