[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 26th + I recieved the Daily Times this morning saying that news had been recieved from the city of the Salt lake as late as the first of May & that the Saints was in a distressed condition for bread & that the crickets had eat up all their wheet & barley &c. How true it is we do not know.
I recieved A visit from Elder Leonard Hardy. He stoped with me one hour. We then took the rail road & went to Haverhill. Took the express to Bradford & walked to Mr Burbanks And spent the night. Distance from Boston 30 m.
[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]