180 years ago today - Jan 20, 1843 - Friday

Joseph told his dream in council— I dreamd. this morni[n]g that I was in the Lobby of the Representative Hall. at Springfield . when some of the members who did not like my being there. began to mar & cut. & pound my shins with pieces of Iron.— I bore it as long as I could. then Jumped over the rail into the hall. caught a rod of Iron. & went at them cursing & swearing at them in the most awful manner. & drove them all out of the hou[s]e I went to the door & told them to send me a clerk & I will <would> make some laws <that would do good> There was quite a collection aro[u]nd the <state> house trying to raise an army to take me.— & there were many horses— tied round the square. I thought th[e]y would not have the privilige of getting me so. I took a rod of Iron & mowed my way. through their way <ranks> looking after their best race horrse thinki[n]g they might catch me when the[y] could find me when I was awake.) To dream of flying signifies prosperity & delivenc [deliverance] f[r]om Enemies Swimming in deep waters signifies success among Many people,— the word will be accomp[an]ied with power.

— told Elder [Orson] Hyde when he spoke in the name of the Lord. it should prove true. but do not cu[r]se the people prop[h]ecy in the nam[e] of the Lord God as soon as we get that temple built so that we will not be obliged to exhaust our means. thereon we will have means to gather the sai[n]ts by thousnds & tens of thosnds

Elder Hyde told of the excellnt white wine he drank in the east. Joseph prophcid in the name of the Lo[r]d— that he would drink wine with him in that country.— Joseph— From the 6th day of April next.

I go in for preparing with all present for a mission thogh [through] the Unitd States . & when we arrive at maine we will take ship— for England. & so on to all countries where we are a mind for to go ... we must have the whole Quorum — we must Send Kings & Queens to Nauvoo — & we will do it. We mu[s]t all start f[r]om this place Let the 12' be calld in on the 6[th] of April— & a notice be givn by for a special confenc [conference] at on the platform on House of the Lord.— We are sure to go as we live till spring.— If I live I take these breth[r]en through these united States . & th[r]ough the world.— & I will make Just as big a wake as god Almighty will let me

[Joseph Smith, "President Joseph Smith's Journal," 4 vols., Book 1, 21 December 1842–10 March 1843 (Willard Richards)]

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