<January <Monday> 30> Spent the day at home, At 6 in the evening I presided at <in> the City Council where much business was transacted, the most important of which was, a Bill reported by th <a> Committee, which passed as follows “Laws & Ordinances of the City of (Ordinance Book 151 to 158 inclusive) Mayor”
<Thursday> February 2. 1843 Spent the day at home, the weather extremely cold—towards evening I rode on to the hill to enquire about the Caucas which was there held the previous evening, presiding and Mr. <brother> [Benjamin] Clapp Chief Speaker, reporting that Joseph & had attempted to take away the rights of the Citizens refering to the election of <the> last City Council. I corrected the error and then I returned home—
The Spirit maketh intercession for us with groanings that cannot be uttered. It would be better thus “The Spirit maketh intercession for us with strivingsthat <which> cannot be expressed.”
<Friday 3.> This morning read German; at 11 walked out in the returned at a 1/4 past 12, read proof sheet of Doctrine and Covenants, which was then Stereotyping. brother John Mayberry sent me a cow to assist in bearing my expences to .
<Saturday 4> At home till one oclock afternoon, when I attended the General City Election Caucus at the where all things were amicably settled and mutual good feelings restored to all parties, Brother [Benjamin] Clapp made a public confession for the Speech which he made at a former Caucus, I returned home about four o’clock and in conversation with I told him that I had restored to his former standing in the and that I had concluded to make counsellor to the — In the evening presided in the Municipal Court
<Monday 6> Spent the forenoon at the City Election of Mayor Aldermen and Councillors <for the during> for the next two years at brother ’s office— dined at home, one oclock, afternoon, came in and enquired about a home I blessed him and said God bless you for ever and ever, may the blessings of Abraham Isaac and Jacob rest upon you for ever, and may you sit on thrones high and lifted up, in the name of Jesus Christ Amen: when I returned to the Election Joseph Smith was elected mayor for the City of for the next two years by unanimous vote. , , , and were elected Aldermen , , , , , [p. 13[b]]