... said I am sorry for the Armey [which had passed through an abandoned Salt Lake the day before] & have thought of sending word for the Brethren in Great Salt Lake City for the brethren to sell vegitables to them. I have also had it in my heart when peace is esstablished to take all the Cattle Horses and Mules which we have taken from the army and return them to the officers. In speaking of the moving of the people out of G. S. L. City is there evil in the City and I the Lord have not done it? Is our movement an evil? No it is for our good.
[Source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]