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 March 6> I read in the Boston Bee a letter from & also another communication shewing the progress of the Truth in & vicinity; at 9 oclock called in my & ordered <requested> to write to the Bee, after which I recited in German until dinner; & in the evening rode out to visit the sick.
this <In the> evening a grand display of burning prairie on the side of the , opposite —
The Municipal Court was in session this day to hear any complaints against the <city> assessment, But none appeared.
<7> I was in my at 9 am & reviewed my decision in the case of v ; & conversing with on the subject of Medicine. after dinner I executed several deeds for city lots, & settled with the purchasers assisted by —
Brother [David] Manhard of Iowa brought me two loads of corn & one hog; for which may the Lord bless him.
East wind thro the day, commencing <commenced> raining at 3 p.m.
<9> I received a no of the Boston Bee containing minutes of
took the papers of Decision of in the District Court on 5 Jany last, & other papers relating thereto; also ’s opinion; to lay before the of , in order to induce him to recall a writ issued on the requisition of the of , & intended to seize me, <for my arrest,> if I in case I should visit my friends in .
I told that he should be a lawyer & understand law, & the time will come when I shall <not> need not say to you thus & thus is the law, for you shall know. the law.
<He> <E H Mower wrote me from Clinton Co. Ia. that he had recently 32, & a great many enquiring.>
Wm O Clark gave me a load of corn & Sandford Porter <gave me> a hog.
I read my decision to <alderman> before I went into Court— <I opened court> at 10 am. <Messrs. & [David] Skinner Counsel for , & Mess.rs & Counsel for & Parties present & many Spectators> I went into <open> Court & delivered the following
(see wasp 186 & 187 190 & 191) to ninety nine dollars & costs
after I had delivered my decision, I referred to the threat of the s Counsel, ordering (next, as attempting to intimidate &c) counsel explained satisfactorily. [p. 3]