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.
<Tuesday 19—> William Martindale writes <from Washington> But I must hasten (see T&S. 413.)
Elder William Martindale writes from Washington, Wayne Co. Ia “But I must hasten <A singular Phenomen> (see T& S. <Vol 4 & 5> 413 <-[marble cover]->) with us”
At 1 p m <I was present when> The paraded near the , and were inspected by the officers <& instructed to prepare themselves with arms & ammunition and to hold themselves in readiness for <for> a moment’s notice> bro Henry Boley met was shot severely under the arm by the accidental discharge of his gun—
Amos S. Chase made the following Affidavit “State of (Copy) Amos S. Chase
<21> About 1 o clock in the morning I was alarmed by the firing of a Gun, got up, & went down to the Bank to see the guard, & enquire the cause of it; to my surprise they had not heard it, altho <I felt sure> it was fired in ; in a few minutes a Co the morning proved it to be correct, some rowdies in had been firing in the night.
at noon met with the City Council & <which> voted that Co. present the Memorial & ordinance to Congress.
Passed “an Ordinance. to prevent unlawful search or seizure of person or property by foreign process in the City of ”.
<We insert> The following obituary of Nathan Pratt <from the pen of his > as a sample of what thousands of women & children have suffered, thro the wicked persecutions of the people <brutal savages> of <upper> “Biography (T&S 414) ages”—
resigned his office as City Auctioneer, & Charles Warner was re-elected
was duly elected City Marshall in the room of , who expects to leave soon—
I gave instructions to the & Policemen to see that all carrion is removed out of the ; and all houses kept in order; to stop the boys when fighting in the Streets, & prevent children from floating off on the ice, & correct any thing out of order, like Fathers— and I offered to build the <City> Jail if it was left to my dictation; which the council authorized me so to do—
I insert the memorial from the City Council to the Congress of the for redress of grievances, & protection from further persecution, which was signed by them, from copies having been made by my Clerk for that purpose—
To the Honorable (copy it) <(see s Copy)>
I also insert the Memorial that was signed by the Inhabitants of , generally—