Journal, December 1842–June 1844; Book 1, 21 December 1842–10 March 1843

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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risen by the power of his  mind to his exal[te]d state. of  r[e]spectability. Slaves in  washington more refind than  the presidents. boys will  take the shine off those they  brush & wait on.—
Says put them on  the level & they will rise above  me.— Joseph[:] if I raised you  to be my equal & then attempt  to oppress you would you not be  indignant, & Try to rise above  me? did not  & & ma[n]y others  say I was fallen & they were  cap[a]ble of Leading the people [p. 42]
risen by the power of his mind to his exalted state. of respectability. Slaves in washington more refind than the presidents. boys will take the shine off those they brush & wait on.—
Says put them on the level & they will rise above me.— Joseph: if I raised you to be my equal & then attempt to oppress you would you not be indignant, & Try to rise above me? — & & many others say I was fallen & they were capable of Leading the people [p. 42]
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