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.
<3> This morning <I with <my family &> a large company of brethren & sisters> started for <on a pleasure voyage> on the Steam Boat “Maid of Iowa” <which had a fine band of music in attendance> & arrived there about 1 p m
the accounts of the Estate were presented to the Probate Judge by , to which he made objections, when a new account was made out <by > which he accepted we made oath to, when the accounts were accepted by the Probate Judge [blank] at 5 p m started on our return but tied up at at 1 a m on account of a severe storm until day light when we started home & <were glad to> arrived in at 7 a m of 4th.
<4th.> at 10 a m in conversation with Mr. D. Wolf a Priest <Clergyman> of the Episcopal order who was <behaved himself <was>> a gentleman
a was held in the New Corn Exchange , & by adjournment the two following days in the large room at Haywards Hotel, Bridge Street, <the assembly was large, altho the Weather was unfavorable> was President & Clerk & Elders & preached giving excellent teachings <on the Plan of Salvation & the Lords supper> there were present 6 ;—58 Elders; 64 ; 40 (see T&S 332 <(marble cover)> <copy 333>) <<> -[throwintoform]-> 3 Priests”