We had been threatened by a mob from Panesville to visit us that night & demolish our Bank & take our property but they did not appeare. But the wrath of our enemies appears to be kindled against us. This in part is the Scourge that hath awated us. But may the Lord show us mercy & deliver us from the hand of our enemies for Christ Sake.
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]