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.
Tuesday 20 at 10 a m went to my where the & some others met in Council with brothers Mitchell Curtis, & Stephen Curtis, who left the 1st. of January They were sent by & to know whether should preach to the Indians. The Menominees & Chippeways having requested it. The Chippeways had given some Wampum as a token of Peace— & the brethren had given them half a barrel of Flour & an Ox to keep them <Indians> from starving— & had gone thro to Green Bay with them— to mark a road. I told them to tell I had no Council to give them him on the subject, he is there on his own ground & must act on his own responsibility & do what he thinks best in relation to the Indians, understanding the Law & nature of the subject as well as I can here, & he shall never be brought into difficulty about it by us.
<10 blank lines> I instructed the Twelve <Apostles> to send out a delegation & investigate the locations of & & hunt out a good location where we can remove to, after the is completed, & where we can build a City in a day, & have a Government of our own, <get up into the mountains where the Devils can not dig us out,> & live in a healthy climate— where we can live as old as we have a mind to.
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A meeting of the citizens of was held at the Court House in . Passed a resolution that the 2nd. Saturday of March be appointed for a general Wolf hunt being the same day selected by the convention <of the 17th. inst> for a day of fasting and prayer for my destruction.