<1> Satu[r]day May 1, 1841, Elder became associated with the Times & Season as <one of the> Editors.
The first Regiment, first cohort of the was organized (Legion History,) four companies.
I attended the City council, & moved that the sympathies of this council be tendered to the relatives of deceased, who was the assessor & collecter for the <which was caried,> I also moved that a new burying ground be procured out of the . and purchased at the expene of the , which was carried, & Alderman & Councillors. & were appointed a committee for the same. The purchase was ordered to be 10 acres. I spoke at length of the rights & privilige of the owner of the ferry & other subjects before the council.
<19> Wednesday 19th The Rochester arrived at Quaratine Ground ; after a toilsome passage. At one time they were beset with head winds & a tedious storm. When the Twelve united in prayer, & the sea soon storm abated & the sea became calm. & they went on their way rejoicing.
“Batavia. N. York. May 19. 1841. So the saints (T&S.516) Last Days, J. Shamp M Shamp.” Several other instances of healing are mentioned by Bro. Shamp.— and such things are common in the church at this day. according to the faith of the Saints.
<20> Thursday 20.— The Twelve arrived at the Dock in about 4 oclok this P.M. but were prevented from landing <by the Carters & Rowdies> until late in the evening. by Such is the confusien in . on the arrival of a ship, boat, ◊◊r or co[a]ch, that strangers may well suppose [p. 9]