<18> Monday 18. . visited Bro R. Potter at <19> and retur[ne]d on Tuesday to .
About this time we had arriv[e]d near , when the roads were so bad, Hea[l]th so poor, & the time so fast spending when it was necessary for the committee to be in , that I started in the stage with , on the most expedit[i]ous route to , leaving , & to come on at their leisure in the carriage.—
<22> Friday 22 <&> co went to , where they waited for a steam boat until Tuesday.— & co. sold their horses and carriage at , & went on to by the canal. Railway. & Steam boats. from wrote me, on the 22d. directed to , from which I quote the following “<“The churches> X (L 77 78. 79 conditions” . <Some time this month the first No of the “Tims & Seasons,” a monthly Religious paper in pamphlet form was publish[e]d at , Hancock Co Ill. by my Bro. , & under the firm of Robin[s]on & Smith publish[e]rs.—>
<27.> Wednesdy 27 about one oclock <this mor[n]ing> the wind arose, when went on deck, prayed to the Father in the name of Jesus & <when he felt to> comm[an]ded the winds and the waves, and let them proce[e]d on their journ[e]y in safety. The winds abated. & he gave glory, honor, & praise to the God who rules all things, andArrived <arriving> in in the morning, they took the stage for Genva Geneva.
<While on the mountain some distance from our coachman stopped into a public house to take his grog. when the horses took fright. & ran down the hill at full speed. I perswaded my fellow travelle[r]s to be quiet & retain their seats, but had to hold one woman to prevent her throwing her infant out, of the coach. The passenge[r]s were exceedingly agitated, but I used every persuasion to calm th[e]ir fealings— & openi[n]g the door. I secur[e]d my hold on the side of the coach the best way I could. & succeeded in placing myself in the coachmans seat, & <in> reining up the horses> <after they had run some 2 or 3 miles, and neathir [neither] coa[c]h, horses or passengers receiv[e]d any injury. This was <My course was> spoken of in the highe[s]t terms of commendation, as being one of the most daring & heroic deeds.” & no language could exp[r]ess the gratatude of the passengers when they found themelves safe & the horses quiet. There were some members of congress, with us who proposed, to name the incedent to that body beliveg [believing]. they reward such conduct, by some public act, but on enquiring my name, to mention as the author of their safety, & finding it to be Joseph Smith— the “Mormon Prophet,”— as th[e]y call[e]d it, I heard no more of their praise, gratitude or reward.>