24th We packed up a Box of Journals Books & Records for safe keeping in Case of war. ...
A messenger arived from Rush valley informing us that after Spencer was knocked down they sent for an army Surgeon who examined his head. Found his skull was broaken & one part laped on the top of the other. He sawed a peace of the Skull out & placed it together and they think there is a Chance for him to get well.
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]