Presidet Young asked G. A. Smith if it was not Hard to Acknowledge the hand of God in the death of Parley P Pratt by as wicked a man as McLain. Yet we will have to do it.
T[homas] B Marsh pleads for Mercy & askes if it is not to late for him to fill his mission. B Young says it is but I am willing to forgive him & that he may be baptized & Confirmed. Then let him Come here....
BY ... then said if the Lord our God does not visit the United States then I am no prophet & we shall find that all good men will come to the mountains for safety.
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]