[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 8th I rode to Haverhill in a sleigh. Called upon Abram Boyington. Took cars rode to Boston And spent the night once more at home with My family. I visited widow Hardy. She has 5 sons & 7 Daughter 12 in all. They were all seated in A row in her room All at work closing shoes They have 4 cts per pair & close 70 pair daily. The 12 children were born in 14 years All living. 40 m.
[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]