<2> Sunday 2nd. Elders & preached in the Columbia Hall. preached every every <evening> during the week. <till Saturday,> 3 times in Columbia Hall, by which he injured him self so much that he was not able to dress himself for 4 or 5 days.—
<4> Thursday 6th. I had previously preached in , & one of my sermons I find reported, in synopsis, by a member of congress, which I will insert entire. 6[th.] February 1840.—My Dear Mary <(see Lette[r] Mr 107 Henry St >
I tarried in but a few days, when I proceded with my company by railroad & stage toward home. During my stay I had interview with , the President, who treated me very insolently, & it was with great reluctance he listened to our message, & when <which when> he he heard, he said “GentlemanyourcauseisjustbutI candonothingforyou.” and “If I take up for you I shall loose the vote of .” His whole course went to show that he was an office seeker;— that self aggrandizement was his ruling passion, & that justice & rightousness were no part of his composition. I found him such a man as I could not conscientiously support at the head of our noble republic. I also had an interview with Mr. , whose conduct towards me very ill became his station. I became satisfied there was little use for me <to tarry> to press the just claims of the saints on the patriotism of the president or congress.— I tarried <staid> but a few days taking passage, with my company <in co. with & > on the railroads & stages back to , <> Ohio.