History draft; handwriting of Jonathan Grimshaw, , , James Ure, and Robert L. Campbell; 76 numbered pages plus several inserted pages; CHL. This manuscript covers the period from 1 January 1844 to 21 June 1844.
Wednesday 7th An exceedingly cold day. In the evening I met with my brother and the in my at their request, to devise means to promote the interests of the General Government. I completed and signed my “Views of the powers and policy of the Government of the ” which areas follows <I here insert>:— “(copy it)”
<7th. A piece of doggeall doggered appears in the “Warsaw Message” of this date entitled “Buckeye’s lamentations for the want of more wives”, evidently the production of , and dictated by <breathing> a very foul and malicious spirit.>
Thursday 8th. Held Mayor’s Court, and tried two negroes for trying <attempting> to marry white women; fined one $25 and the other $5. In the evening there was a political meeting in the Assembly room, when publicly read <for the first time> my “views of the powers and policy of the General Government.”for the first time. and made speeches,and I addressed the meeting also as follows:— “I would not (copy Journal) of Mankind.” <I was followed by Elders and , and a unanimous vote was taken to maintain my political views.>
<* 7th.> A piece of doggerall doggerel appears in the “Warsaw Message” of this date entitled “Buckeye’s lamentations for the want of more wives”, evidently the production of <& > , and dictated by <breathing> a very foul and malicious spirit.
Friday 9th Held Mayor’s Court in my dining room, on the case “ vs. Willm Withers” for assault. Case withdrawn on my recommendation, it being the first assault. <(See under 2nd inst for public meeting)>