"The Fearful Scourge of 1832"
Rev. Wakeman was a contemporary of the Whitmans. His personal reminiscences of Marcus and Narcissa appeared in a Prattsburgh newspaper in 1893 and 1898. The following is from an unpublished manuscript titled "The Fearful Scourge of 1832." It was probably written sometime after 1890.
Drury, Clifford M. Marcus and Narcissa Whitman and the Opening of Old Oregon. 1994. Northwest Interpretive Association: Seattle, Washington.