Jan 8, 1840 (1013 ) This evening preached at at a school house in the south west part of , when the people present commencd making noise & disturbing the meeting, <&> when was rep[r]oved rep[r]oving them, for their disgraceful conduct, some of theose present fired Lucifer matches; rebukeed them severly, & taught them better menners, and proposed to send them <some> Black hawk or some other indians <from the west> to civilize them
Jan 9, 1840, 1014 — while they were openig the meeting some one threw a quantity of Brimstone in the fire which nearly suffocated them, As soon as the fumes of Brimstone would permit, , told them he thought he should be in no danger of catching the itch in , for the smell of Brimstone indicated tht it was thorougly cured.
Jan 12— 1014 . after preching had a severe shake of the ague which lasted some hours, The weather was extremely cold, but by the kind attention of Mr Peiness famly, & he was <in in some> relieved off of his ague before he left . wore a cradle bed quilt from to , where took <lined> oneof old, worn out plaid cloak, with s quilt, with flennel between, which made him very comfotable [p. ]