Joseph Smith continued in conversation with "Robert Mattias" (Robert Matthews) and told him his doctrines were of the devil.
Joseph Smith believed "Robert Mattias" (Robert Matthews) to be a murderer and directed him to leave immediately after breakfast.
Joseph Smith spent the evening at Sidney Rigdon's conversing with George Messinger Jr., a Universalist minister from Bainbridge, New York, who tried to object to Joseph's teachings but was unable to say anything for "the force of truth bore him down."
Joseph Smith had a fine sleigh ride with his family to visit Sister Harriet Howe in Painesville, Ohio.
Joseph Smith spent the evening talking with a visitor, Mr. John Hollister, who acknowledged the next morning that "he knew but little" about religion.
Joseph Smith rejoiced in gratitude for the brethren who had donated money to help him (the total was $64.50).
Joseph Smith labored with the brethren to put out a fire in the Kirtland board kiln.
Joseph Smith attended a debate at his brother William's house on the following question: "Was it necessary for God to reveal Himself to mankind in order for their happiness?"
Joseph Smith attended the debating activity begun on the 12th. Joseph's brother William became angry when the group decided not to continue such debates.
After Orson Hyde read aloud to Joseph Smith his letter of complaint, the Prophet addressed "the objections he had set forth in it, and satisfied his mind upon every point, perfectly."
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