<8> I reported a bill to the council for a survey of a canal across through the city. which was accepted, & I was appointed for to contract for a survey of the canal. I also reported a bill for an ordinance on Temperance, which was read and laid over.
<10> Wednesdy 10. Elder writes from Overton Wales. I have organized 2 branches, of about 150 members, & we are continually baptized <baptizi[n]g> whethr it be cold or hot, there is great opposition.
<11> Thurday 11 Elders , & , in council, <at> 72 Burlington st, . Set apart by the Laying on of hands. Elder to take charge of a co of saints about to sail for on ship Echo, Capt Wood,— & John Cheese, David Wilding, James Lavender, Wm Jenkins, Robert Harris, & to be his councilors. Robert Harris was ordained an Elder, & was appointed clerk & Historian to this Co.
<14> Sunday 14th A Conference X (282. 3. M. S.) increase; James Albon was ordained Elder. & Thomas Barnes Priest. P. Williams was ordained an Elder to preside over the branch at Bedford, & <& John Sheffield> Preists. Richard Bates was ordained Prest in the branch at Woolwich. & APointed Teacher: all under the hands of Els & It was then Moved (M S. 282, 3,) Clerk”
<15> Monday 15th As chairmen of the committee I. reported the following <a> bill to the city council which after a long discussion passed into, “anordinanceinRelationtoTemperance” Sec 1 (321. T&S.) Recr” In the foregoing discussion I spoke at <great> length on Spiritous Liquers & showed that it was unnecessary, and operates as a poisen in the stomach, & that Roots & herbs can be found to effect all necessary purposes;
<16> Tuesday 16. It was resolved by the Senate of and the House of Representatives concurring, to print 2000 copies of the Evidence taken before the examining court, in relation to Mormon difficulties, & such Letters, orders, & correspondence, as might be selected by a joint committee of the 2 houses.” <Resolved by the senate (Doc 10) (41) Is this s last struggle> Struggle, to raise retrieve her lost character? To publish to the world a onesided statement, of her robberies, murders, & Extermination, <which she had committed> without provocation,— at a time when not one Mormon <Saint> was left in to tell the truth, about them. [p. 3]