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.
left for home taking with him a copy of the Memorial to get signers in — a copy of which I here insert (Copy) Eleven copies were <also> made for distribution <circulation> & signature, by and one of my Clerks—
4 p m “a meeting of the Citizens in the Assembly room to as follows (copy) <-[also the Decr. 4 minutes <on same sheet>]-> early candle light”
Severe frost, so that ice is on the water in <the> houses—
writes to “Major (copy) Auditor”
enclosing the opinion of the Atty. Genl. as follows “ (copy) Atty General”
and the opinion <copy> of letter from J N McDougall to “Genl. (copy) McDougall”
reported to Mr. that the returns made out forCane < & sent to the Adjt.General State of Department> were the best reports made <made by any Brigade Major> in the and did him great credit: the refusal to pay him for his services is no doubt a <mere> pretext, <*> & were it not for the prejudice against us for on account of our religion— his claim would have been paid without a word of demure complaint.
<* As the Nauvoo Charterprovides <requires>, that the Officers of the shall perform the same amount of duty as is now or may hereafter be required of the regular malitia of the , & shall be at the disposal of the Governor for the public defence, & the execution of the laws of the State, & be entitled to their proportion of the State Arms>