<1842 March 9> say that gold and silver is the only safe money a man can keep these times, you can sell specie here for more premium than you have to give: therefore, there would be no loss, and it would be safe. The Bank you deposit in might fail before you had time to draw out again.
I am now very busily engaged in translating, and, therefore cannot give as much time to public matters as I could wish, but will nevertheless do what I can, to forward your affairs.
I will send you a memorandum of such goods as will suit this market.
Addenda • 27 March 1842
<" 27> The following brief extract is from Elder ’s
“This was an interesting day— a large assembly met in the near the . Brother addressed the people in a very interesting manner. He was followed by Joseph the Seer, who made some highly edifying and instructive remarks concerning baptism for the dead. He said the Bible supported the doctrine, quoting 1 Corinthians ch 15 v 29 ‘Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? Why are they then baptized for the dead?’ If there is one word of the Lord that supports the doctrine of baptism for the dead, it is enough to establish it as a true doctrine. Again; if we can by the authority of the Priesthood of the Son of God baptize a man in the name of the Father of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost for remission of sins, it is just as much our privilege to act as an agent, and be baptized for the remission of sins for and in behalf of our dead kindred, who have not heard the gospel, or fulness of it.
After meeting closed, the congregation again assembled upon the bank of the river, and Joseph the Seer went into the river, and baptized all that came unto him.”
Addenda • 30 March 1842
<" 30> Sunday 30. I met with the Female Relief Society, and gave
> them some instructions of which the following brief sketch was reported
by Miss .
“President Joseph Smith arose— spoke of the organization of the Female Relief Society.— said he was deeply interested that it might be built up to the Most High in an acceptable manner— that its rules must be observed— that none should be received into it but those who were worthy— proposed a close examination of every candidate— that [p. 61]