Frid. 2 The <brethren of the> took stage at 7 a. m. for , passed over delightful country but very bad roads, had to walk over mud holes and bad places, and had to carry poles or rails on their backs to pry out the stage coach.
Elders & invited to meet in Council at 8 next morning which he agreed to
The continued their journey through the day and night by stage; while upon the journey they overtook a Company of Norwegians who were travelling with ox teams, and heavy loaded wagons, one of which was stuck fast in the mud blocking up the road, while several of them were whipping the oxen and bawling to them in the Dan <Norwegian> <Do N speak Danish> language which seemed to frighten the oxen, but they were unable to move the wagons on: after sitting and looking at them a wagon moment, got out of the coach and stepped up and took the whip out of the hands of one of the Norwegians, telling them all to stand out of the way. He then talked to the oxen in tongues which was not understood by Norwegians or English, and touching them lightly with the whip, they instantly pulled the wagon out of the mud and continued the journey, much to the astonishment of the Norwegians and to the surprize and amusement of the Passengers on the Stage.
Sab. 4 was engaged with a lawyer and did not attend council
10 A. M. Meeting at the .
preached from the words, “My ways are not as your ways &c.[”] He related a vision which he said the Lord had shown him concerning the situation of the and said there must be a Guardian appointed to build the church up to Joseph as he had begun it.
afternoon, & preached.
Elder of the gave public notice (at the request of ) that there would be a special meeting of the church at the on Thursday the 8th. inst. for the purpose of choosing a Guardian (President & Trustees).
proposed waiting till the returned & told the Saints to [p. 16]