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.
<25 Decr.> On Chris This morning I was aroused <about 1 oclock> by an English Sister <named (Lettice Rushton Wo. [widow] of Richard Rushton Senr.> who ten years ago lost her sight—) she was accompanied by three of her sons & <with> their wives and her two daughters with their husbands, and several of her neighbors & friends singing “Mortals awake with Angels join” &c which caused a thrill of [illegible] <pleasure> to run thro my soul as tho I had been all of my family & boarders arose to hear the serenade, and I felt to thank my Heavenly Father for their visit & blessed them in the name of the Lord. They also visited my brother who was awakened from his sleep, he arose & went down <out of doors> to them, <he shook hands with> and blessed each one of them in the name of the Lord & said that he thought <at first> that a cohort of angels had come to visit him, it was such an heavenly sound <music> to him— &c [p. 88a]