15th Monday the 15th Attended the Hebrew School at the usual hour. Spent the afternoon in reading Hebrew and receiving and waiting upon visitors. On this day we commenced translating the Hebrew language under the instruction of Professor Seixas. He acknowledg[e]'s that we are the most forward of any class he ever taught the same length of time.
[Faulring, Scott (ed.), An American Prophet's Record: The Diaries and Journals of Joseph Smith: Joseph Smith Diary, 1835-36, http://amzn.to/jsdiaries]