<1> Wednesday June 1. 1842, I attended a general political meeting in the , for the nominations of county officers, <from the county at large> in which I concured, with the exception of the candidate for the sheriffalty, & spoke in favor of the procedings.
<4> Friday <Satu[r]day> 4. At the in the morning, and heard letters read from. , Dr King & Mr Helme, concerning s expulsien from the Masonic Lodge in P.M. paid E. B. Nourse 505 dollars for land bought of , and settled with the heirs of at my house, assisted by & my clerk
<8.> Wednesday 8. I was about home. Sent to on business;— on his return Old Charley <while on a gallop, struck his knees & breast instead of his feet.> fell in the street & rolled over, <in an instant> & the narrowly escaped with his life. It was a trick of the devil to kill the my, clerk.— Similar attacks have been made on myself, lately <of late>, and Satan is seeking our destruction on every hand.
<11> Saturday 11 Attended <Presided in> City Council. Council resolved to publish the City Charter. & ordinances of the <City> Council & , before the first day of next July.— Also Resolved that the bond for a deed, given given by binding him to make a deed for the land purchased of him for a burying ground, for the use of the , be put on record in the office for the Registry of Dead in the City of . Riots and mobs are multiplying in the land.— [p. 17]