[Apostle Wilford Woodruff]
I had an interview with Hiram Kimball. He sympathieses much with Foster the Laws[,] Marks &c [who had conspired against Joseph Smith]. He saw Foster out on the prairie by himself vary poor & in trouble. Said he would be willing to sacrafice his last Child he has if that would place him back in his former Standing in the Church And if He possessed riches He would give it all to have 5 minutes Conversation with Joseph Smith. Kimball said he was vary sorry for him & Could not help sheding tears for him. Said he could forgive him with all his heart & Advised him to go to the valley And thought all would forgive him. He seemed to take much interest in that Class of people than in building up the Kingdom of God.
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]