<Tuesday 7.> <This forenoon> Attended a Council of the Quorum of the at the house of President . This afternoon I sent a search Warrant to ’s for the purpose of obtaining the book of Patriarchal Blessings <given> by Father , which was stolen from — The Warrant was issued on the Affidavit of , and book obtained. In the evening came to my house for an explanation, and I showed <informed> him that the book was the property of the , that it had been Stolen, and after passing thro’ various handshad been secured by while acting as for the Church, at , and should have been given up by him. I have since been informed that <Sister> ’s Wife, had procured the book off her brother, Son of , for the purpose of returning it to the Church, but being under a pledge to her brother not to give up the book until he had seen her again, she had neglected to mention it to me. arrived home from , this evening.
<Wednesday 8.> This morning I read German, and visited with a brother and sister from — who thought that “a Prophet was <is> always a Prophet,” but I told them that a Prophet was a Prophet only, when <he was> acting as such— After dinner brother came in, we had conversation on various subjects— at 4 afternoon I went out with my little to exercise myself, by sliding on the Ice.
<Thursday 9.> Part of the forenoon I spent at the conversing with of and trying to effect a settlement. He promised to let me have some notes on a Paper maker in Louisville, towards paying me and then went off contrary to promise— I also had conversation with Master [Jonathan] Nye, and read several letters, one from Judge and directed the following in reply “ Esqre (L.B. 244) Joseph Smith by his Agent”
Spent most of the day in conversation with and others
<There are two kinds of beings in heaven, viz; Angels who are resurrected personages> (s Journal 53–54) There are three administrators, Angels, Spirits, and Devils, when an Angel appears to you, how will you prove him? ask him to shake hands, if he has flesh and bones, he is an angel, A Spirit hath not flesh and bones— if or the Devil come, how would you determine which it were? should you take hold of his hand you could not feel it, how then will you determine? A true Spirit will not give his hand; the Devil will.
A man came to me in and told me he had seen an Angel, and described his dress. I told him he had seen no angel, and that there was no such dress in heaven. he grew mad and went into the streets and commanded fire to come down out of heaven to consume me— I laughed at him, and old liarhe was <said, you are are> one of Baals prophets—your God does not hear you, jump up and cut yourself, and he commanded fire from heaven to consume my house [p. 14]