Feb 12, 1877 I spent the day writing on the Ceremonies & we spent the Evening with President Young reading the Ceremony. We received a Telegram [from] washington saying the Electorial Committy at washington had broaken up. All the dimocratts had resigned. The Clerk of the House had ordered the Commission to stop Counting the votes and disorganize. Great Excitement Exhist in washington.
[Source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]