<24> Sister Sabin <> asked if I wanted a wicked man to pray for me? I replied yes, if the fervent effectiate prayer of the rightous availeth much, a wicked man may avail a little when praying for a rightous man. There is more good but one. The better a man is the more his prayer will prevail, like the publican & the Pharisee; one was justified rather than the other showing that both were justified in a degree. The prayer of a wicked man may do a rightous man good, when it does the one who prays no good.
<26> Monday 26. <In the morning held court, &> I was <afterwards> arrested by Gen , on the proclamation of , & Elders & went to to obtain a writ of Habeus Corpus to take me before the court at . gave me in custody of ,— with whom I visited , who was severely afflicted. We prescribed Lobelia for her, among other things, which is excellent in its place. I have learned the value of it by my own experience. It is one of the works of god, but like the power of god or any other good, it becomes an evil when improperly used. gave me a walking stick, the body of which was from the tooth of the sperm whale, & the top of whale ivory, with an interstice of Mahogany. On my return home I found my wife sick. She was delivered of a son, which did not survive its birth.
The Herefordshire conference (Eng) under the presidency of El. Wm. Kay, met at Caldwell, numbering 844 members, including 20 El. 53 P. 22 T. & 10 Deacons.
<27> Tuesday 27th. At 9 A.M. started in custody of gen for , in co with , , , , , , <&> ; on our way to we met , , & , who had obtained an order for a writ of , But no writ could be, There from the master in as no writ could issue, on account of the absence of the clerk for the the clerk of court having been elected to the senate. There was considerable snow and the travelling heavy but we arrived at my my brother , in a little after sunset, & were soon joined by , , Dr Tate & . [p. 20]