History draft; handwriting of , John L. Smith, Jonathan Grimshaw, Robert L. Campbell, , , and ; 101 numbered pages plus several inserted pages; CHL. This manuscript covers the period from 1 March 1843 to 31 December 1843.
<March 1> This morning I read <& recited> in German; went to my & reviewed my valedictory letter in Times & Seasons, no 7 Vol 4; after which, I went with Marshall to procure some provisions for <Tho[mas]> Morgan & <Robt> Taylor, who on Petition of the Inhabitants of the , I had directed should work out their punishment for on the highways of .
called on me this afternoon to borrow a horse; I instructed my Ostler to put the Lieutn Generals saddle on my horse “Jo. Duncan”, & let ride the on the Lieutn. General’s saddle.
Signed a power of Attorney dated Feb 28 to , to sell all the lands in Henderson County, deeded to me by
Some 30 Inhabitants of Saratoga N,Y. have died recently of a disease called the Black Tongue.
The <froze up on 19th Novr. last &> still continues frozen up so, Wagons <& teams> frequently <constantly> pass over on the ice to .
I am consequently constantly receiving applications from abroad for Elders, which was replied to, in the T&S <of this day> that the on 6 April next, will attend to <as> many of them as possible.
About this time a slide from Mount Ida n[ea]r. Troy N. Y. takes place burying ten houses & killing 30 or 40 persons.
The wrote to <> < I. T. [Iowa Territory] & other > as follows The Twelve to the in & about Greeting (here insert)
<3> <3> House b Mr. of (see Wasp 182) then passed
<1> <3> I was again sitting on the case of v. until 10½ pm, <many witnesses were examined, many lawyers pleas <made> & much law read; it was a very tedious suit & excited much feeling among the people, when I returned home I found <x>>
<2> returned from this evening with 5 teams loaded with provisions <& grain as a present to me, which afforded me very seasonable relief, & may it be returned upon their heads an hundred fold.>
<x> <my> Mother’s health is improving I als visited Sister Durphy who was sick, in company with
<4> The English papers report an Eruption of Mount Elna; during the last 3 weeks poured forth considerable torrents of lava are flowing toward Bronte doing immense damage.
<4> In Council with brother & others from , on the subject of building a Meeting House at there, out of Church Property. I told them the property of the Church should be disposed of by their own direction, <of the Trustee in Trust appointed by the voice of the whole church>, & made the following comparison: There is a wheel, this is the hub, we will drive the first spoke in , 2nd in 3rd. in 4th. in , that is half the wheel; the other half is over the , we will let that alone at present, we will call the Saints from to these Spokes, then send over & convert the whole <people>. or, It is like a bank, they <that> will not discount, because they have plenty of specie, we will draw this specie, when they will discount our paper (call for our Elders) & I agreed to go there <to > this day week.
at 10 o clock I opened the City Council, prayer by , <when> a bill regulating the Currency was read, & as the Legislature of have long been trying to repeal the Charter of , I made some remarks, as I had frequently [p. 1]
TEXT: Numbers “3”, “1”, “2”, and “4” inserted in graphite in the left margin before this and the following paragraphs, indicating that the order of the paragraphs should be changed. When this entry was copied into JS History, vol. D-1, it was copied in the order indicated by these marginal numbers.