"The Reformation in Nephi, Utah, in 1850s. Meetings. Home missionaries. Author was branch clerk. Had two wives. His family was catechized. Names of ten apostates. (All the wives of these men have opposed the Law of Celestial marri[a]ge.) Laying adobes. President of seventies quorum. Utah War atmosphere. (All the United States are on a boil against Utah let them rage foam and spit. God rules in the heavens and he is our friend.) News of Johnstons army. Animosity toward company of gentiles passing through. Speaking in tongues. Glimpses of polygamy. To Salt Lake City to assist in evacuation, 1858. Some sense of persecution. Agreed to stop selling beer on word from Brigham Young even though had never sold enough to get anyone drunk. Sold produce at Camp Floyd. To Salt Lake City for thirty second birthday. Attended Nephi Dramatic Association plays. Wife performed. Election of Mayor Bigler. Investigation of bishop. Retrospective account of conversion by Elder Taylor. Farm work. Record of lots. Family records. List of subscribers to Farmer's Oracle. Other financial records. Although these records extend to 1861, diary itself focuses on 1857-59."