McIntire Minute Book
Next Meeting Meeting on sunday Joseph Reads the 38th Ch—of Job. in the book he says is a Great Display of human Nature—it is very Natureal for a man when he sees his fellow man afflicted his Natureal conclusion is that he is sufering the Rath of an angry God & turn from him in haste not knowing the purpose of God  he says the spirit or the inteligence of men are self Existant principles
he before the foundation this Earth—& quotes the Lords question to Job "where wast thou when I laid the foundation of the Earth"  Evidence that Job was in Existing somewhere at that time he says God is Good & all his acts is for the benifit of infereir inteligences—God saw that those intelegences had Not power to Defend themselves against those that had a tabernicle therefore the Lord Calls them togather in Counsel & agrees to form them tabernicles so that he might Gender the Spirit & the tabernicle togather so as to create sympathy for their fellowman—for it is a Natureal thing with those spirits that has the most power to bore down on those of Lesser power so we see the Devil is without a tabernicle & the Lord as set bo[u]nds to all Spirits & hence Come the Saying thou son of David why art thou Come to torment us before the time, & Jesus Comanded him to Come out of the Man & the Devil besought him that he might Enter in a herd of swine Near by (for the Devil knew they were a Coveitous people & if he Could Kill their Hogs that would Drive Jesus out of their Coasts & he then would have tabernicle enough) & Jesus—permitted him to Enter into the swine. 
—28 March 1841
 The following report by William P. McIntire is here published for the first time.
 See Joseph Smith's statement (in the discourse dated 29 September 1839) that such thinking is "an unhallowed principle."
 Joseph Smith quoted Job 38:4 as an evidence of the premortal existence of man. See discourse dated "Before 8 August 1839 (1)," note 4.
 Matthew 8:28-34.* See discourse dated 5 January 1841.