[Apostle Wilford Woodruff]
I was still in great distress. Presidents H C. Kimball D. H. Wells & F. D. Richards & Samuel Richards Called and administered to me. H. C. Kimball was mouth. He promised me that I should live. In the afternoon President Brigham Young & Lorenzo Young Called to see me. President Young spoke about my hard labor, doing to much. Did not think I would ever Stop hard work unless I was shut up. I was vary sick and in great distress. President Young laid hands upon me and again promised me that I should be delivered and live, but it would be through Suffering.
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]