<17> Monday 17, I Transacted a varety of business in the city. & myslf & dined withe Sister Agness [Agnes Coolbrith] Smith. <In T&S I gave this Special Notice,—Know all men (T&S.) ,> In the evening I atte[n]ded a coun[c]il of the 12 at my office; prsent Eldrs , , , , , & . who appointed Elder A Mission to , according to the Revelation of 22d December; and that Elder Henry Jacobs accompny him.
<18> Tuesday 18 Speci[a]l Notice, (T&S 667) , After transcating (L.L 58) Negroes, <for an> Extra[c]t of a letter from El. . ‘Trieste Jan 1 & 18th1842. Summing up, therfore see Milln Star. page 166, &c.—
<21> Friday 21 I read in <the> Book of Mormon, attended transacted a vorety [variety] of business in the & . & Spent the evening in the office with Elders & , interpreted dreams &c.
The Presidents of the differnt Quorums met with the High Council at s office, to receive instructions according to the appointment of the concil on the 18th. Prest Stated the reasons why the Quorum of Seventies had granted Licences that he applied to Pret Joseph Smith for permission on the Solicitations of the Quorums; that their reasons for so doing were because licences would not be obtained from the church clerk, Prest testified to the same, and the Council was satisfied, with the Testimony, & were addresd by Pret in the Wo[r]d of wisdem
<23> Sunday, 23. Spent the day mostly at my office, with meand on <report> silenced and on the presentation of charges by Elder , Silencd Elder of for preching that the chuch augt [ought] to unsheath the sword, & Elder [William] A Litz for preaching [p. 1[b]]