[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 29 Sunday Spent the day in Shedice. Br Russel and myself attended the Church of England meeting. The Rector preached A Preperation sermon before the bishop confirms the Church by the laying on of hands. He dwelt mostly upon this subject to prove the laying on of hands to be an ordinance from the Apostolic Church. He run down the Presbyterian church & all other sects. They had NO authority to Preach. It was ownly pretention for them to under take it. But the Esstablished Church had got Authority to preach from the Ancient Apostles through the Church of Rome, which He also discarded. All there ceremonies were vary wearysome. We spent the night at the Inn.
[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]