History draft; handwriting of , John L. Smith, Jonathan Grimshaw, Robert L. Campbell, , Richard Bentley, and ; 101 numbered pages plus several inserted pages; CHL. This manuscript covers the period from 1 March 1843 to 31 December 1843.
Let the Books of Mormon be sold as fast as they can in & the avails be retained, <by > till further orders.
Voted that Sister <Ann> Dawson & her family, of ; Sister <Ann> Braddock of Bedford & her family; Wm. Bradbury of the Potteries, with his family; bro. Leech of & family— & <Mrs. Elizabeth Pixton> bro Anderson of Stoke <and all the Poor Saints> be brought over to this <also Mrs. Sarah Taylor, Jeremiah Taylor, Mrs. Mary Greenhalgh, Mrs Elizabeth Clayton & 2 children, Hugh Patrick & family, Mrs. Ann Farrar & 3 children, Maria Barrows & children; Alice Bailey & two children; Wm. Slayer’s family; Prudence Parr & six children, Rebecca Parkington;>
Voted on reading ’s letters of March 1 & 16 /43 to the , & : that the printing in be stopped, <according to previous instructions> and & come to this place— & the funds spoken of <referred to in s letters> be expended by as before stated.
Read the letter from preferring charges against <Elder> when it was proposedto defer the case till Saturday next, & invite witnesses to attend
<24> presented the tooth of a Whale, Coral, Bones of an Albatros wing, & skin of a foot, Jaw Bone of a Porpoise, tooth of a South Sea Seal as a beginning for a Museum in —
I bought 11 quarter sections of land from Genl. — & then rode out on the hill—
I find in the Boston Bee of this date, the following a letter &—— as it is so remarkable that any Editor will publish any thing in the columns of his paper <concerning me & <or> the Saints> but slander that I take a pleasure in transcribing the following “Sir In gone by years (T&S <(black)> 199 & 200) at that time”
Elder H. Tate writes that in Cuba Ill: <several the people were anxious to hear <him,> when> the Revd. John Rigdon a Campbellite preacher refused to let him preach in the Chapel because El Tate was “sent by the authority of Jesus Christ” saying “that recommend will not do, for the world has condemned it already”; but at Pekin <in 12 days Elder Tate> he six & many more <were> favorable.
Received a long letter from Thos. Rawcliff complaining of & & swindling him— <which is another example that people will not obey Council altho it was so pointedly made known to the people on 13 April last>
<27> <In the morning received visitors, measuring with Jackson & Moore of —>
at 2 p m <I met ,> the <, & others> met in Council, to investigate the conduct of <charges having been preferred against him by letter from & others, in .> Sisters Jarman, & Adams, & <& others> gave their testimony, when they took his & disfellowshipped & took his license until he made satisfaction to the aggrieved parties
“see Minutes of the Twelve” <or >
<voted that the following persons be <assisted to emigrate> sent from , viz Mrs. Elizabeth Pixton, Mrs. Sarah Taylor, Jeremiah Taylor, Mrs. Mary Greenhalgh, Mrs. Elizabeth Clayton & 2 children, Hugh Patrick & family, Mrs. Ann Farrar & 3 children, Maria Barrows & children, Alice Bailey & 2 children, Wm. Player’s family, Prudence Parr & 6 children, Rebecca Partington,>
I then instructed the to call at <investigate the condition> <of> the whole Church while in Council
A tremendous rain storm all day commencing with thunder in the morning.
450,000 persons meet at Nenagh, Ireland, <to petition> for a repeal of the <Parliamentary> Union. [p. 36]