It was A busy day with me preparing to start on the Journey. We are now about to start on the pioneer Journey to go to the mountains of Israel to find a location as a resting place for the saints while the Judgments of God are poured out upon the earth & the burthen & cares of the churches & my family rest with great wait upon my mind. I have never felt more wait upon my mind at any time while leaving my family to go on a mission than now. My Prayer to God is that He will sustain myself & family to meet again on the earth as he hath done in the many mishions I have taken on the earth in the vineyard of the Lord.
[Source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]