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.
<Monday 21st> I received a letter from covering one from Mr J Hall of , <Mo.> breathing hard things against us as a people. I gave instruction to have them copied with some additional remarks, and sent to . The following is a copy: <of the letter with the comment of the Neighbor thereon> (See page 66 Neighbor <ending “Concealed”>.)
Rode out with Mr Moore, and in <the> afternoon held Mayor’s Court and tried for breach of temperance ordinance. Fined him $3 and costs.
Mary Ann Young, daughter of died, aged 6 years and 8 months
<Tuesd 22> Held a <Held> Mayors court. <fined for selling Spirits without licence.> My brother wentto . to We constantly hear rumours that the pipl [people] of are determined to raise a mob to drive the <Mormons> out of the — my brother has gone to to try to make peace
<Fr 25> My brother in the office— We conversed upon the new Revelation. ¶ Rain in gentle showers thro the day, being the first of much <any—> amount that has fallen since the 1st of June in . The earth has been exceedingly dry, and the early Potatoe nearly destroyed; Corn has been stunted in its growth & even vines much injured by <the> drouth