After hearing of several distressing Steamboat disasters which shows that the destroyer is riding upon the waters, I read an account this morning in the Boston daily news of a great destruction in Europe by water. The letter was dated Berlin. The substance of the account was that the waters had rolled beyound there bounds & overflown the order & in less than 15 minutes rising of 70 towns were wholey inundated & destroyed. Surely the word of God is fullfilling the sea troudied & waves roaring.
I spent a short time in the morning in visiting the Roman Catholic Church. They were attending their morning meeting when I entered the house. After visiting the house & beholding their Priest Images & mockery & see them use their Holy water I left the house disgusted with their religion.
[Source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]