Mormon History, Aug 25, 1849

[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 25th I recieved A letter from Br Wm Low & wrote one to him in return. The papers say that there is fifty two thousand Jews in the Hungarian Army fighting against Austry & Russia. Also that A desease has appeared in the Russian Army that is Called the lice itch. It appears like lice or maggots. Appears under the skin in the flesh And they soon become a mass of corruption & die in great misery. None are cured.
A Revelation in the Doctrin & Covenants says Among the Judgments of the Last days the flies should bite the bodies of man & magots should Come in there flesh. There flesh fall from there bones & eyes from there sockets.

[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993,]

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