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.
and after passing about 3 miles. William Empy, Gilbert Royle <Rolfe>, James Flack, and 3 others <from ’s Co>overtook <met> us. Joseph <I> called Flack to him <my side> & told him not to injure <whatever provocation he had previously <received from> with him> as he <I> had pledged himself <myself> to protect <him> & requested Flack to bury his feelings. <against —> then got out of the Stage, exchanged seats with one of the horsemen, & Flack and rode by themselves about a quarter of a mile and after having a <to have> a drink of water, they again joined the company and rode together. The company continued to Henderson River to take <& took> dinner at a Farm house owned by <Mr.> Alanson Hagerman. While staying at this Farm house. Gen. <& > and about 100 <60> men came up in several little squads: the best horses came <coming> first.Joseph <I> walked out about 29 <several> rods to meet the company. and jumped from their horses, and unitedly hugged <& kissed me> Joseph when a good many tears <of joy> were shed. After mutual congratulations with the whole crowd <Inconsultation <consulted> (page 49) glad change.> < <the acting adjutant of the company> came to me & gave me the following history of the movements of the Company.> <(see it) leave 20 lines for journal blank> Joseph told <& I requested> Conover to ride ahead to <Mr.> ’s on Honey Creek ( being Conover’s cousin) and call for supper for 150 <100> men, and for to get Mr Rose and another farmer living within 1/2 mile of him to assist him in feeding [p. 5]