[Apostle Wilford Woodruff]
Feb 15th Elder Kimball received a letter from his wife Dated Nauvoo Dec 30th. She informed us that + Joseph had written for the Twelve to come immediately home for our personal Safety, as great Judgments are nigh in this land even at the Door. ... We feel the forebodeings of the things that are at the door, & spedily await the World. Their is no doubt but what troubles will Soon arise between England & America but may the Lord prepare his Saints for the worst.
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]