Jesse N Smith Spoke in the Morning 30 Minuts & Henry W Lawrence 15 minuts. He had Just returned from the States. Visited Nauvoo & Emma Smith. Said there was not a vistage of the [Nauvoo] Temple left. The foundation of the temple had been taken up & the whole Block was Covered with a grape vine yard. He said the whole town looked like desolation.
[Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]