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.
call on the Inhabitants of , & get them to bring in their means, then go to , & serve them the same, thus commenceyour career thus commence your career
And never stand still till the Master appear, for it is necessary the should be done. out of the stock that is handed to me, you shall have as you have need, for the laborer is worthy of his hire. I hereby command the hands to go to work on the , trusting in the Lord. Tell to put them on, & he shall be backed up with it— you must get cash, property, lands, horses, cattle &c & flour, corn, wheat &c the grain can be ground at this mill. If you can get hands on to the , it will give such an impetus to the work, it will never stop till it is completed <take all the devils out of hell to stop it>. Let the keep together, you will do more good to keep together, not travel together all the time but meet in alternately from place to place, & associate together, & not be found more than 200 miles <long> apart <from each other>; then travel from <here to> , till you make a perfect highway for the Saints.
It is better for you to be together, for it is difficult for a man to have strength of lungs & health to be instant in season & out of season, under all circumstances, & you can assist each other, & when you go to spend a day or two in place, you will find the people will gather together in great companies. If 12 men cannot build that house they are poor tools.
asked if any of the Twelve should go to ? I replied, No. I dont want the Twelve to go to this year, I have sent them to , & they have broke the ice & done well, & now I want to send some of the & try them; may stay at home till he gets rested. The Twelve must travel to save their lives. I feel all the veins & stratas necessary for the twelve to move in, to save their lives.
You can never make any thing out of , if you take him out of the Channel he wants to be in. Send to , thus saith the Lord: also , for he is a Heavenly Messenger wherever he goes; you need not be in a hurry, send these two now, & when you think of some one else send them.
, I believe you can do more good in the Editorial Department, than preaching; you can write for thousands to read, while you can preach to but few at a time. We have no one else we can trust the papers with, & hardly with you, for you suffer the paper to come out with so many mistakes.
may stay at home & build his house. Bro . I don’t know how I can help you <him> to a living, but to go & preach, put on a long face & make them Doe over to you <him>, if you <he> will go, your <his> lungs will hold out. The Lord will give you <him> a good pair of lungs yet.
can be spared from the , if you both stay, you will disagree. I want should go.
asked if he should go? Yes, go. and I want to be called away from , & a good Elder sent in his place <if he stays there much longer, he will get so as to sleep with his granny, he is so self righteous; He is <when he went <asked to go> back there, he was> going to tear up all , & he can not <even> get money enough to pay postage on his letters, or come & make us a visit.> can go & travel, and I want you all to meet in . [p. 25]