Sunday, 4th Started early in the mornin[g] with Brother J. Carrell [John Corrill] to hold a meeting in Perry [Geauga County, Ohio]. When about a mile from home we saw two Dears playing in the field which diverted our minds by giving an impatus to our thoughts upon the subject of the creation of God. We conversed upon many topicks and the day passed off in a very agreeable manner. The Lord blessed our souls.
[Faulring, Scott (ed.), An American Prophet's Record: The Diaries and Journals of Joseph Smith: Joseph Smith Diary, 1835-36, http://amzn.to/jsdiaries]