<1> Thursday March 1, 1842, during the A M I was at my office, and the (L.L. 88) existence. I commened publishing my translations of the Book of Abraham, in the Times & Seasons, as follows A Fac–simile (T&S. 703. 4 5. 6) nation.
At the request of Mr (T&S, 706, 7. 8. 9. 710) Smith
<2> Wednsday 2 I read (LL. 88) , as the demand was illegal, there being no such place known in law; the City & Town of having been included in the city plot of , but continued by our enemies on the Tax list for the purpose of getting more money from the saints. I commnced a settlement with . on the estate of his father , & continued in my office till 9 eveng, having received a visit from , of .
<3> Thursday 3. I attended council in the General business office (over the ) at 9, (LL. 88) property, although I presanted him deeds mortgages & paper to the amount of some thousads <agist his father> more than he had agint the chuch. I also wrote Hiram Ramsay Esqr— of in reply to his letter of the “24 of January,” offering him $100 per Acre for his 20 acres of Land in this . Lying <somewhere> between the Hotchkiss purchase on the North, & Galland purchase on the south.— or to take an Agency to sell the same.
<9> Wednesday 9. Examining Copy for the (LL. 89) office, I also wrote to at Pa.— to invest as much money as possible in goods— for they were are much needed in , & I would purchase the same on his arrival or rent him my to sell them, and that the state Bank of is <was> down. & gold and silver is <was> the only safe funds.— See Letter Book p. 229 [p. 5]