[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 23d I was sick through the day. Br Cory & Another Brother Called to see me. He had made Arangements to [go] on board of a ship & start in few days for the gold diggins. He goes He says to get gold as He is A poor man to move his family to Zion. He has Asked no Council from me upon the subject but goes upon his own hook.
[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]