Mormon History, Oct 9, 1849

[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 9th The Papers this morning are full of accounts of the shiprecks during the storm. Among others the British Ship St Johns was wrecked at Cohassett & 145 lives lost. The bodies & wreck was washed ashore. Also many buildings & trees blown down of Boston & New York. I recieved the 1[.] & 11th No of the Guardian & A letter from Br Percy. His Child is vary sick.

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

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