History Draft [1 March–31 December 1843]

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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I was conveyed by & upon the first writ of towards Ottawa as far as 32 miles where I was again abused by & , which was observed by the <​Note by Justin Merrill of Lehi​> <​leave 12 lines​> Landlord, Mr. John Robinson <​William Rogers​>, who told Mr. [blank] Root <​David Town​>, & others, whom <​by whom​> I was befriended by them. Mr. Root Town told that if he was determined to pursue his wicked course, that there was a regulating committee living in that Town, who attended to such persons <​cases​> <​persons​>, which was the highest tribunal in the <​​> , & from whose decision there was no appeal.
<​Immediately after I left ​> My wife & her children started with my carriage from Inlet Grove <​for ​>, driven by <​her nephew​> for , immediately after I had left .
The received a letter from of , requesting them to appoint a in that place to settle some difficulties existing there.
The free and accepted Ancient York Masons met at the Lodge room, being the anniversary of St. John’s day, then formed a procession in due Masonic form in front of the hall, & walked to Main Street, where the Corner Stone for a was laid by the Worshipful Master , two Masonic Hymns were sung; after which they proceeded to the near the , where an Oration was delivered by bro ; from thence they proceeded to Mr. Warner’s, where about 200 sat down to an excellent dinner; the Company broke up early in the afternoon, highly delighted with the day’s proceedings—
25 June 1843 • Sunday
<​Sunday 25​> At this place <​​> it was ascertained that Judge [John D.] Caton was on a visit to , whereupon I, , , , , <​​> Dixon, <​myself​> & others started about 8 a m, & returned to the Town of , <​arriving​> about 4 p m , when I was again locked in a room & guarded thro the night. [6 blank lines] [p. 47]
I was conveyed by & upon the first writ of towards Ottawa as far as 32 miles where I was again abused by & , which was observed by the Note by Justin Merrill of Lehi leave 12 lines Landlord, Mr. William Rogers, who told Mr. David Town, & others, by whom I was befriended . Mr. Town told that if he was determined to pursue his wicked course, that there was a committee living in that Town, who attended to such persons, which was the highest tribunal in the , & from whose decision there was no appeal.
Immediately after I left My wife & children started with my carriage from Inlet Grove for , driven by her nephew
The received a letter from of , requesting them to appoint a in that place to settle some difficulties existing there.
The free and accepted Ancient York Masons met at the Lodge room, being the anniversary of St. John’s day, then formed a procession in due Masonic form in front of the hall, & walked to Main Street, where the Corner Stone for a was laid by the Worshipful Master , two Masonic Hymns were sung; after which they proceeded to the near the , where an Oration was delivered by bro ; from thence they proceeded to Mr. Warner’s, where about 200 sat down to an excellent dinner; the Company broke up early in the afternoon, highly delighted with the day’s proceedings—
25 June 1843 • Sunday
Sunday 25 At it was ascertained that Judge John D. Caton was on a visit to , whereupon , , , , Dixon, myself & others started about 8 a m, & returned to the Town of , arriving about 4 p m , when I was again locked in a room & guarded thro the night. [6 blank lines] [p. 47]
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