[Apostle Wilford Woodruff Journal] 9th NY. 26 cases 12 deaths. Gen Gaines of New Orleans has died of the Cholera also Gen Worth.
I recieved the following in the Boston Times: We have advices by Express from Salt Lake [of?] the 15th April. New and extraordinary discoveries of Gold have been made in the Mountains near the Salt Lake. The people in the valley were Anxious for A Territorial Government & were about to send Mr Bern-hisel to congress for that purpose. The saints were prospering at the salt Lake.
I wrote A letter to Elder Orson Pratt & gave him an account of the signs of the times in this country the ravages by mobs fire, water Cholera Indian wars &c &c. Br Sanderson called upon me & spent the night. Allexander Badlam was taken sick like the Cholera. I Administered to him & he got well.
[source: Wilford Woodruff's Journal: 1833-1898 Typescript, Volumes 1-9, Edited by Scott G. Kenney, Signature Books 1993, http://amzn.to/newmormonstudies]