March 15, 1857 to December, 1871. Marsden writes of attending church, administering healings, and organization of Provo, Utah into wards and militia units. He often mentions settling disputes, probably as a member of the 45th Quorum of the Seventy. In Fall 1857, he serves guard duty in Echo Canyon, Utah waiting for Johnston's Army. In Provo, Marsden is appointed inspector of alcoholic beverages, a task he is well-qualified, being known for his homemade beer and whiskey. After his appointment, the diary records his business transactions as inspector. He offers a sermon by Erastus Snow on the City of Enoch and Ezra T. Benson's warning to those who would disobey Brigham Young and sell grain to Gentiles. Marsden moves to Parowan, Utah where he runs the first cotton mill in the state. He writes of a strange episode in which an apostate assaults him. The entries become increasingly irregular over time and most of the Parowan entries report family news such as the death of his first wife, his remarriage, and his election as Justice of the Peace.