13th, Saturday. In the morning I wrote in my journal, and at the time for the conference to convene, I went to meeting. I was requested by Pres. W. Snow to speak in that meeting. In the evening at seven o'clock, we met in the council hall, according to the previous appointment, and after opening the meeting with prayer and singing, we all proceeded down to the water, where H. P. Jensen and P. 0. Hansen were baptized by Pres. Willard Snow. After having returned to the hall, Pres. Snow requested me and Elder 0. N. Liljenquist (the president of the Copenhagen Branch) to place our hands along with his, upon the heads of the two re-baptized brethren, with the understanding that H.P. Jensen should be installed in his previous position as second councilor to President Willard Snow, and he then re-ordained H.P. Jensen to the office of High Priest. After this was done, the two sisters connected with the case, to viz. , Sarah Jensen and Thora Svensen, were called in, and Thora Svensen (the girl) asked forgiveness of Sister Sarah Jensen (the wife of H. P. Jensen) and then the council also forgave her. 14th, Sunday. I received a letter from my girl (Dorthea) and afterwards I attended the General Conference, which convened at 10 a. m. I was requested by Pres. Snow to come to the stand and open the meeting by prayer, and after singing Pres. Snow addressed the congregation at length upon the order and organization of the Church and the Priesthood and upon the duties and obligations resting upon the saints in sustaining the Priesthood and the various officers. It was then proposed and sustained by unanimous vote that Willard Snow is the president of the Scandinavian mission, Brother Hahn was then sent after H. P. Jensen and P. 0. Hansen and after their arrival, Pros. Snow spoke to the conference concerning those two brethren and their transgress ion, and that their case had been tried before a High Council of brethren, and that they had shown humility and had been forgiven by that council. They had since been baptized for the remission of their sins and re-confirmed members of the Church, and also was their previous office in the Priesthood been reconfirmed upon them, under his hands. Pres. Snow gave much valuable instruction to those two brethren, that were of value to all of us, and among other things he stated that he had also baptized Elder John E. Forsgreen before he left Copenhagen with the last emigration company (by his own request) for the remission of his sins. At the afternoon meeting, after opening by singing and prayer, Pres. Willard Snow moved that the conference sustain Elders P 0 Hansen and H. P. Jensen as his counselors, which was carried by a unanimous vote. Also that we sustained by unanimous vote. That we sustain Elder Eric G. M. Hougan as president of Brevig conference in Norway, and Canute Petersen and Carl Widerborg as his counselor, and also to sustain all the brethren under my jurisdiction in Copenhagen Conference, which was also sustained by unanimous vote. The conference was then dismissed and adjourned till the following Sunday. After meeting I accompanied Pres. Snow on a visit to Brother Eskildsen, in Ostergade, and I wrote a letter to my betrothed girl, and also wrote in my journal, where after I went with Pres. Snow to a Brother Andersen, for supper, and finally we landed in the Mission Office, where we retired for the night after prayer. 15th. In connection with the brethren of the Presidency, I fasted this day, and remained with them till 10 a. m. Pres. Snow gave us much good advice, and to me he said: "You are now president of the Copenhagen Conference; be a good shepherd to the sheep; much is required of you, etc. " I wrote that day in my journal, and also a letter to my brother John (Johannes) and visited some of the saints to cheer them up. I blessed Brother Andersen, President of Fredericia Conference, as he was sick. In the evening I attended council meeting, President Snow presiding, and after singing and prayer, he proposed to have the brethren sustain me as the president, etc. He then requested me to speak, after which he spoke for a short time, but was suddenly attacked by some evil power which made him fall to the floor, right in front of his counselors and me. We at once bowed on our knees and prayed for him, and then we placed our hands upon his head, and Elder P. 0. Hansen blessed him, after which he recovered and arose and said; "God bless you all." 16th, Tuesday. About one o'clock in the morning, Pres. awoke and called Brother Hahn and sent him for Elder H. P. Jensen, When he arrived, Pres. Snow conversed and explained many things to us concerning the organization of the Church and the work in Denmark, and especially to me, he said, that he desired that P. 0. Hansen and H. P. Jensen would take him to England by the first steamer leaving this port. After this we again retired and all was quiet till about the break of day. I will here state that I had stayed in the office with Pres. Snow every night since my arrival from Norway. After he and I had arisen and had entered the office room, he was again violently attacked by that evil power to such a degree that it took 4 or 5 strong men to hold him, but as we again united in prayer for him he again became quiet for a short time, and again we prayed for him and administered to him, after which he again became quiet and by himself; but that spell of quiet only last till a little past the noon hour, when the same evil powers again attacked him with increased force, so that it took 6 or 8 strong men to hold and control him. In this condition he remained and suffered during that afternoon and evening, and it was found best to bring him to the hospital, which was done late that evening. We held a special prayer meeting for his benefit, in the home of Brother Clausen, in Aabeuraa Street, and all present were much affected and earnest in the supplications for our beloved president. It was indeed a severe trial for us all that will not easily be forgotten, and I myself cannot by words describe the sorrow we felt. 17th. My brother Johannes and I visited some of the saints both in Copenhagen proper and on Christianshavn and in Amager, in order to encourage and cheer them up (for they were much depressed in their feelings) and when we returned to the office, I found that my betrothed girl had arrived from Aalborg, I then took her to Brother Rasmussen, where she made her home until we were married. Afterwards my brother Johannes and I went to Brother Jensen, where we bowed before the Lord in humble prayer, before going to the regular council meeting and when we got there, the meeting was opened by prayer offered by Elder 0. N. Liljenquist, president of Copenhagen Branch. At first it seemed that a contending spirit pervaded that meeting, but after all the brethren present who wanted to speak had expressed themselves, and Elders P. 0. Hansen and Jensen had informed the assembly that it was their intention to take Pros. W. Snow to England the next day, they all became reconciled and satisfied with the course. I spoke to the brethren for a short time and then I closed the meeting by prayer. 18th. I wrote in my journal and about 2 p. m, I, in connection with several other brethren, assisted in getting Pros. Snow on board the steamer that was to take him to England. After seeing him and his attendants, Hansen and Jensen, off, I and my affianced girl went to visit Sister Sarah Jensen, and in the evening I attended a good meeting at which the spirit of God was present in great measure. He being praised for it. 19th. In company with my brother Johannes and Elder John Swenson, I visited some of the saints in the out lying districts of the Branch, and in the evening I attended a prayer meeting in Fredericksberg district. The spirit of God was felt in our midst and I occupied some of the time in speaking to the saints. 20th. Visited some of the saints in different parts of the Copenhagen Branch (Amager, Christianshavn and in the city proper). My betrothed girl was in our company in order to become acquainted with the saints. In the evening I baptized Elder John Swenson at his own request. 21st. We had a day of fasting. President Liljenquist, my brother Johannes and I were out in the woods attending to secret prayer. It was our conference day and at 10 a. m, the first session was opened by prayer. I addressed the brethren in particular concerning their duties as missionaries, not to become lifted up with pride, when God blessed their labors with success, but give all honor to Him, to keep themselves pure in mind and abstain from sin so that they might be lights unto the world, as well as to the saints. A separate branch was organized at Frederickshaven, and Nicoli Dorius to preside over the same, and that Peter Hansen and John F. F. Dorius be his assistants, August Nielsen to be ordained an Elder and appointed to labor as a missionary in West Seeland; likewise, that Brother J. J. Folkmann to be ordained an Elder, and to labor in Falster, after having made a brief visit to his native home, the island of Bornholm; that Wilhelm Hansen be ordained a Deacon to go to Falster as a missionary; that Sven Larsen and A. Schouby go to Aalborg conference to labor as missionaries under direction of President Johannes Larsen. The names of about 20 other brethren were read before the conference to be ordained to various offices in the Lesser Priesthood, as Priests, Teachers, and Deacons, to labor in the Copenhagen Branch and its environments. All these calls and propositions were sustained by the unanimous vote of the conference. The first session then adjourned for one hour, and re-assembled at 1 p. m. and was opened by singing and prayer. I occupied a short time speaking about the emigration to the brethren having charge of the various districts to keep accurate accounts of all money coming in as donations, and to give them into their president, and he again to the Mission Office. Brother N. L. Christensen was to be continued as trustee over the poor fund, and Brother Hahn to be ordained an Elder, and to be continued as clerk or secretary in the Mission Office. These propositions were all sustained by unanimous vote. Elder Johannes Larsen then occupied a short time in speaking and he appointed Sven Larsen and A. Schoubye to labor in Randers. After a few other brethren had been speaking and all of us had partaken of the sacrament the following brethren were ordained Elders (under the hands of Pres, Liljenquist, Johannes Larsen and myself) to viz: F. J» Hahn, N. L. Christensen, August Nielsen and J. J. Folkmann. After this I spoke for a short time and moved that we all here- after would do our best according to our abilities, and work by all our powers of might and mind to serve the Lord and to keep His commandments, and to sustain the Priest- hood and one another. This proposition was sustained by a hearty and unanimous vote. Everybody seemed to be impressed with a fervent desire to serve the Lord. 22nd. I visited some of the saints and assisted by Elder Svend Larsen, blessed three persons, who were sick. In the evening of that day in a council meeting, in connection with Elder 0. N. Liljenquist, ordained the rest of the brethren who had been sustained by the conference to receive the Priesthood. Several of the brethren spoke in that meeting, and the spirit of God was present in a great measure. After extending thanks to all the brethren for their assistance, we adjourned sine die. I afterwards signed a number of certificates, and I also received letters from Elders C. Widerborg and Lauritz Larsen. 23rd. I wrote in my journal, and visited some of the saints in Amager. In the evening I attended a prayer meeting at Brother Loves (Lions) in the city proper, where I dismissed with prayer. 24th. In company with Elder John Svenson and my betrothed girl I visited some of the saints outside the town, (Strand Way), where we had a prayer meeting in the evening at Brother Hansen's where I occupied some of the time in speaking to the saint; and finally I dismissed the meeting with prayer. 25th. I accompanied the brethren, E. Jensen, John Svenson and Peter Thomson out to the steamer's harbor, to see them off. E. Jensen for Norway and the other two brethren for the island of Falster. Afterwards I wrote a letter to my brother Christen, who presided in the island of Bornholm. In the evening I attended a good meeting at which many strangers were present and in the beginning some of them tried to make a disturbance, but after I had spoken for a short time, they became quiet, for which I give God my thanks. Afterwards a sister, Maria Petersen, requested a private talk with me and we therefore, retired to an office room, where she revealed to me that Elder Johannes Bohn had committed adultery with her on the first of May last. I put he statement down in writing and she signed it. I then spoke to her, explaining to her the nature of that offense, and she seemed very humble and asked the Lord to forgive her with a promise not to commit that sin again; she also agreed to ask Sister Bohn's forgiveness, and said that she would follow my advice by the help of God. 26th. I wrote in my journal and also wrote a letter to Elder C. Widerborg in Norway. Accompanied by Pros. 0. N. Liljenquist, I visited Brother John Bohn, and he then acknowledged to us that he had committed adultery with Sister M. Petersen on May 1st, and he then signed her statement. Afterwards, Brother Liljenquist and I went visiting some of the saints to cheer them up, and in the evening we attended a council meeting at Brother Hansen in the 1st district. I spoke for some time, instructing the brethren on various topics. 27th. This day I fasted. I visited my uncle Mons, and wrote a letter for him to his relations in Eltang, and bore my own testimony to him also. I had a lengthy conversation with a brother in law of Brother Clawson, explaining the Gospel to him, and he seemed very much impressed by what I told him. In the evening some prominent brethren in the Priesthood came together, to take action on Brother Bohn's case, and he was present himself and also Sister Marie Petersen. They both showed much humility and asked to be forgiven, by the brethren of that meeting and also by Sister Bohn, and declared a willingness to submit to any decision that might be made upon the case. They were then forgiven on condition that they both should be re-baptized for the remission of their sin, after having asked and obtained forgiveness from Sister Bohn. It was 12 o'clock night when we got through and returned home. Thanks to God for the results. 28th. We had two good meetings this day and several brethren preached. I spoke upon the duties and obligations of the saints, both towards God and towards one another not to suffer ourselves to rise up against our brethren and sisters in judgement, neither to give way to back-biting, but for each one to look to himself first. The spirit of God was present in a great measure and we then partook of the sacrament. There had been a great deal of contention and strife among the saints during these days of trying scenes, but now it seemed that these bad influences was passing away from most of our people, and confidence and general good will was returning. Thanks be to God our heavenly Father. In the evening some of us brethren attended a small family social at Brother Hansen's (in Fredericksborg Street) and we had much joy in conversation concerning God's mercy to us. 29th. I wrote a letter to my brother, Johannes Larsen, President of Aalborg Conference, and my betrothed girl and I paid visits to some of the saints in the suburb, Fredericksberg. In the evening I attended council meeting and were not disturbed but a good, peaceable spirit prevailed. Thanks be to God. 30th. I wrote in my journal. Afterwards I visited some of the saints in Amager. When I had returned, I found letters from Elders P. 0. Hansen and H. P. Jensen, dated Liverpool, England, August 25th, which brought the lamentable news of the death of Willard Snow while on the sea, and that the corpse was thrown into the sea almost immediately, as the captain of the steamer would not permit the remains to be taken ashore. In the evening I and Pros, Liljenquist and Sven Larsen went out to a place where we generally used to perform baptism, in the sea, and we there administered that ordinance to a Brother Fredericksen, who had voluntarily confessed that he had sexual intercourse with his present wife, before they were married. He had felt condemned by his own conscience and, therefore, he had made this confession. Elder Sven Larsen performed the ordinance and in connection with the other brethren, I administered the ordinance of confirmation. 31st. This day I moved my betrothed girl from Amager and into the city proper, to make her home with Brother Clawsen, in Aabenraa Street. Afterwards I went to the office where I wrote letters to the following persons, to via. : President Andersen in Fredericia; Johannes Larsen, in Aalborg and to my parents and Niels Backe in Veile. Afterwards I anointed and blessed two sisters, who were sick. In the evening attended a meeting, where I consecrated some oil, to be used for the sick. Afterwards Brother Hahn and I went out to a place, where there was a small pond, where we administered baptism and confirmation to a Sister Bummer, at her own request. SEPTEMBER, 1853 1st. Wrote in my journal, and also wrote a letter to my prospective mother-in- law. I had a long confidential talk with Sister Sarah Jensen. She was very much depressed in her feelings, but after conversation she came to feel better. 2nd. In the evening I baptized four persons, among them was Emilie Fjeldstad, for the remission of their sins, and I gave Sister Emilie Fjeldstad the ordinance of laying on of hands. I also administered to my betrothed girl, who was unwell, visited some of the saints, and in the evening attended council meeting and talked some time. 3rd. I wrote in my journal and also wrote letters to the following elders; Christen Larsen, president in Bomholm; John Svenson in Falster and Jens Thomson in Aalborg In the evening I attended council meeting in Christianshavn, in Brother Watterstrom's home. A complaint was read, charging Brother Hostmark with transgression; he showed much humility and asked forgiveness from the council, which was granted. Two other brethren also confessed voluntarily, that they had been in transgression soon after they had joined the church, and they also asked forgiveness and the privilege of renewing their covenant by baptism. I baptized these two men, and in connection with Elder 0. N. Liljenquist, confirmed by the water's edge. They felt very grateful to God for this favor. 4th. President Liljenquist and I were out in Fredericksberg and administered to Sister Thomson, who was sick, and attended meetings both in the forenoon and in the afternoon. One brother was ordained a Teacher, and six other members were administered to, and the sacrament was administered also. I spoke at some length upon that subject. After the meeting I went to Brother H.P. Jensen's, where I had the pleasure of meeting Elder Van Cott, who had been sent and appointed to take charge of the Scandinavian Mission. He had come in company with the brethren that had been in England, trying to bring Pres. Willard Snow there. 5th. Brother Rasmussen and I administered to Brother Andersen who was sick. Afterwards, I, in company with my betrothed girl, visited several of the saints in the city proper and also in Amager. In the evening I attended council meeting. 6th. I wrote in my journal and visited a number of the saints. In the evening I attended prayer meeting at Brother Clawsen's and blessed his little son who was sick. 7th. I wrote a letter to Brother John Svensen, in Falster, and afterwards President Liljenquist and I visited some members in the eastern district. In the evening I attended a prayer meeting but Pres. Liljenquist was not well. I took charge of the meeting. 8th. I received a letter from my brother Johannes, from Aalborg, and wrote him a letter immediately in reply. I afterwards, visited some of the saints and later I took my few private belongings away from the Mission Office and put up at Brother H.P. Jensen's (Store Kjobmager Gade); Great Merchant Street. 9th. I wrote a letter to Elder Ahmanson and the saints in Risoer, Norway. 10th. I wrote a letter to my parents and afterwards I visited some of the saints (Strandway) and next called on the brethren in the Mission Office. 11th. I attended meetings both forenoon and afternoon, spoke in both meetings. Pres. Liljenquist and I administered to three of our members. I received a letter from my brother, Christen G. Larsen, from Bornholm. Afterwards, in company with my betrothed girl and Brother Hahn and his girl, visited some of the saints outside of the city. (Strandway) 12th. I wrote letters to Pres. Hougen, and C. Widerborg and Ole Slaro, in Norway I afterwards went to Brother Petersen (Spring Street) and administered to a sick man. In the evening (Monday) I attended the regular council meeting. Elders P. 0. Hansen and H.P. Jensen being speakers. 13th. Elder H. P. Jensen and I ordained a Brother Niels Jensen to the office of Priest. He was going to Sweden. Afterwards I went to visit some of the saints in Fredericksberg. 14th. My betrothed girl received a letter from her sister, Julia, informing her that their mother had died on the 8th of this month, and was buried on the 11th of the same month. This news was very painful to us. 15th. Elder H. P. Jensen and I took passage on the steamer "Sylphide" for the city of Horseus, where we arrived about 6 p. m. and then we walked to Tiersbeck, arriving there at 9:30 p. m. where we found a hearty welcome with Rasmus Johansen's family. 16th. This day we set out on foot to visit my parents in Greis. We were heartily welcomed by them. 17th. We went on foot to Tiersbeck, where we had a very interesting meeting in the evening with the saints in that neighborhood. 18th. In company with some of the saints we again walked to Fredericia to attend a conference. Elder A. Andersen presided there. I occupied some little time in speaking and also dismissed by prayer. In company with other brethren blessed three persons who were unwell. We had a joyful gathering in the evening with the saints, singing praises to the Lord. 19th. Was in conference. In the afternoon I spoke at some length, by request, and in connection with Elders H.P„ Jensen and Pres. Andersen, ordained 2 Elders, 2 Priests, 2 Teachers, and 2 Deacons. We also confirmed 3 persons and administered the sacrament to the saints, and we all gave praise to the Lord for the influence of His Holy Spirit, which we had enjoyed. After meeting some of us crossed over to Streep (on the island of Funen) where we had a good time with the saints living there. 20th. I wrote in my journal and also wrote letters to my brother Johannes Larsen in Aalborg, and to my betrothed girl. Elder H.P. Jensen took passage on the steamer for Copenhagen, while Elder Soren lversen and I returned to Fredericia and from there we went to Veile, visiting some of the saints on the way in Bradstrup and finally we reached Greis, where we put up for the night by my parents. 21st. We visited the saints in a place called Esstingaar and from there we went to Store Lime, where we held a meeting at Mads Poulsen's. Afterwards Brother Soren lversen, baptized Sister Anna Mette for her health, and in connection with Brother S. lversen, I laid my hands upon her and blessed her. We felt the spirit of God upon us in a great measure. 22nd. I wrote a letter to my mother's sister in Eltang. After having visited some of the saints in Esstingaar, I proceeded to Greis. 23rd. This day I spent reading and writing. I received a letter from my brother, Johannes, dated in Randers. 24th. Also this day I spent in reading and writing and in conversation with the saints. 25th, Sunday. We had two meetings in the home of my father. I spoke in both meetings, and assisted by the branch president, Rasmus Johansen, I gave Sister Stine the ordinance of laying on of hands. We also administered the sacrament and we felt greatly blessed. After taking leave of my parents and friends in Greis, my brother Soren and his affianced girl accompanied me on the way to Veile, where we put up for the night with Brother Beck. We found that his wife was much troubled in her mind about the revelation on celestial marriage, and we tried very much to reconcile her and make her feel better and even prayed for her and with her. 26th. I tried again to comfort and persuade her on that subject, and after visiting some of the other saints in Veile, I, in company with my brother Soren and S. lversen proceeded to Fredericia. 27th. We crossed over the sound to Strip in Fynen to Brother Lars Jensen, and his son, Jens, took us then by a team a couple of Danish miles on our road to Brother Jens Hansen in Thorstup, where we arrived at 8 p. m. We soon got the saints together and held meeting with them, and partook of the sacrament with them, . All of us spoke to the saints in that meeting, and after dismissal, Elder Jens Hansen baptized two persons, and I confirmed them. 28th. As it was a very stormy day, we remained there and held meeting in the forenoon. Several of us spoke in that meeting and one person was administered to for sickness. The afternoon and evening was spent in pleasant conversation, singing and so forth. 29th. After administering to some sick persons we proceeded to the city of Nyborg and visited some saints who lived there, and afterwards we crossed by steamer to Korsor and from there we went on foot to the village of Svenstrup where we held meeting in the evening, and the saints living there appreciated our visit very much. 30th. After visiting and taking leave of some of the saints we started on foot for the town of Ringsted and continued during the night traveling to Roskilde, where we took the train for Copenhagen. OCTOBER, 1853 1st. We took the train for Copenhagen. 2nd. Attended meetings both in the forenoon and in the afternoon. I spoke to the saints by way of encouragement and on doctrine also, and in connection with Elder Liljenquist administered to six members and we had a fine time. Afterwards my brother, Chr. G. Larsen and I visited a brother of our mother. 3rd. I wrote in my journal and afterwards in company with my brother C.G. went to visit some of the saints outside the city proper (Strandway). In the evening attended council meeting where a certain brother and his sweetheart appeared, asking to be forgiven and admitted into the church again, as they had been excommunicated for fornication. Some of the brethren objected to their petition being granted, but after some further discussion, it was granted them to be re-baptized. Another cause was laid before that council meeting, against Brother Hostmark, and after a lengthy investigation he was excommunicated from the Church. I spoke at some length, upon the very trying scenes that we had had since the revelation on celestial marriage had been made known to us, because so many of our people had committed themselves and sinned against the law of God, but he that given them the spirit of repentance, and several had come to me of their own free will, and confessed and asked forgiveness of God through me. His humble servant. These last three months had indeed been a very trying time for the church in Copenhagen. 4th. My brother C.G. and I visited some of the saints in town and in Fredericks- berg. We administered to three of Brother Clawsen's children, who were sick. 5th. In company with my brothers, I visited some of the saints in their homes.