[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] Oct 10th I recieved two letters one from Brothers Marryweather & Miles & one from Brother Wm. Evans who was Cut off from the Church at New York. He Confesses his sins and wants to return to the Church. I advised him to make satisfaction to the New York Branch & come in by the door. I wrote two letters one to Evans & one to Jacob Gibson. I recieved also one letter from Br Gibson.
During the Evening we had the Happy privilege of going down into the water of Baptism & administering the ordinance of Baptism to Sister Shuah C. Moulton Mrs Woodruff own sister. This makes another one of the family who is in the Church. Now Father & Mother Carter & four of his daughters are in the Church. Father Joseph Smith sen the first Patriarch of the Church when he gave Phebe W Woodruff her Patriarchal blessing he promised that she should have her Fathers Household with her in the kingdom of God. She has now one sister & three Brothers out of the Church And my Prayer to God is that they might yet embrace the gospel.
[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]