<1> Monday 1st Nov 1841 I attended the city council. & <spoke &> acted &spoke on many local matters, and contended at great length against paying the owner of a <city > nuisance, damages sustained by the removal of that nuisance.
<7> Sunday 7. I preached on the principles of superstition of which the whole world is so full that but little room is left in the hearts <minds> of men for truth to operate. In the P M. I attended a council of the Elders at my Council Room, relative to some affairs in which my bro was interested.
<13> Saturday 13th. I attended the city council & moved that the Mayer & Recorder of the receive each $100 per annum for their services, which became a law, I also presented a bill for “an ordinance conc[ern]ing vagrants & disorderly persons” which passed into an ordinance as recorded on page 625. “Times & Seasons.” I also argued before the council that the right of taxation but that the city expenes of the did not requir it at present.
<22> Monday 22. letter to or News fr[o]m . “Alexandria Nov 22 (M.S. 132. 3. 4. 5 136) ,” from the public priests we learn that the entire city of Cartago, <in central America> of 10000 inhabitents, was destroyed by an earthquake early in the morning of the 2d of Sept.