[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 7th I recieved this morning from Mrs W 8 letters which had been recieved in my Absence from the following persons: Wesley Siddle Wm Maxfield, James Mellen Henry Mullen, Wm H Wilson, Wm. Low, Samuel Dam, & Allexander Badlam Containing 4 full sheets of paper written from Panama which was Highly interesting. He gave An interesting account of the Isthmus & his journey And Prosperity. He was About to set sail for the gold digings.
I Also wrote 5 letters to the following persons: Wm Low Wm Sweat, Tho. Cartwright Wm H. Wilson G J. Hardy. I Also sent Orson Pratts Pamphlet of Answer was Joseph Smith Called of God to J Mellen & Ep.
[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]