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.
5 p m adjourned council <I met with my brother , , , & > met in the upper room to attend to , & counselling; prayed that might be delivered from his enemies; & that ma[y] be delivered from Prison; & that the be prospered in collecting means to build the .
I find the following in <From> the Neighbor “By the Counsel (see Neighbor 34) are provided”
<30> In the from 9 till noon looking at <examining> Nauvoo Stock. transacting business with the taking bonds from them <. , , , , & > of which I insert one as follows “Know (copy it <Bob>) L. S.”
and directed that a receipts be <also> written for thebonds Nauvoo Stock as follows “received (copy it) ”
Afterwards superintended the preparing <preparation> of papers to settle the business—
<31> Called at the & Court room before breakfast, & conferred with my Clerk <> on business.
City Council met at 10 a m. & <gave> instructed <instructions> to draft an Ordinancefor, <in relation to> the Ferry
Rode out <in the afternoon> on the Prairie with Mr [George W.] Huston, the Speaker of the House of Representatives for , , <&> Lawyers & <& > in the afternoon
At 6 p m met with the City Council, when the <ordinance in relation to the> Ferry Charter passed its second reading
Signed letters of recommendation to & to collect funds in Mississippi & Alabama.
< moved out of his log cabin, into a new brick house, small, but very comfortable & convenient.>
The Steamer “Amaranth” landed at with the Saints who had left in the “Yorkshire” under the care of Elders & Richard Rushton— all well—
And also some Saints who had left <there> more recently in the “Swanton”
News arrives that General Charles Napier gained a brilliant victory near Hyderabad, after a desperate combat of 3 hours. The Belochee Army of 22,000 men are completely overthrown by 2,700 English <Troops>, who sustain<ed> a loss of only 250 men killed & wounded, including 18 officers
450 Clergymen have <lately> seceded from the Church of Scotland, being nearly one half of the Clergymen <whole number—>