<21> and decided by unanimous acclamation, that the printing of the Millennial Star, and all other publications in , relating to the church of Jesus christ of Latter Day Saints be suspended on the return of Elder , from that country, until further instructions from the Quorum; and that the foregoing minutes be forwarded to , or the Editor of the “Star” which was done by letter from the president & clerk of the council.
<24> Thursday 24 As by report of the papers, the island of Madeira was visited by a dreadful storm, The Summer was hot & weather fine till the 15 when the rain commenced falling heavily. & continued till to the 24, at 1 o clock PM the water fell in torrents, the sky became dark, the streets in the capital became inundated, & the affrighted inhabitants in town and country fled in every direction to the Mountains. Upwards of 200 houses were destroyed <at Funchal>, and much corn & wine, The damage to lives, houses & crops on the Island, & boats in the harbors was incalculable.
<26> Saturday 26. Athomemostoftheday, <at home in the morning, at 10 AM. in city council which resolved that the inscription for the seal (city council RB) charter> Wrote Esqer, (L. B. 241 &c.) J. S.
In the P.M. went to see President in co with . he was suddenly & sevely attacked with disease with strong symptoms of apoplexy, which was followed immediately with laying on of hands & prayer— accompanied with the use of herbs.— profane vomiting and purging followed, which were favorable indications, although few so violently attacked, ever survive long. Yet the brethern were united in faith & we had firm hopes of his recovery.