... meet in the counsel room and bowed down befor[e] the Lord and prayed that he would furnish the means to deliver the [United] Firm from debt and /be/ set at liberty. Also that I may prevail against that wicked [Philastus] Hurlbut and that he be put to shame.
Accordingly on the 9th after an impartial trial the court decided that the said Hurlbut was bound over under 200 dollars bond to keep the peace for six month[s] and pay the [court] cost[s] which amounted to near three hundred dollars. All of which was in answer to our prayer for which I thank my Heavenly Father. ...
[Faulring, Scott (ed.), An American Prophet's Record: The Diaries and Journals of Joseph Smith: Joseph Smith Diary, 1832-34, http://amzn.to/jsdiaries]