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.
Joseph’s <my dwelling house>when 50 sat down to the 1st table. Joseph, <mys <I>> <& myself>would <did>not sit with the first table, but waited on the company. At <& sat down ourselves to>the 2nd tableJoseph <I>sat opposite and between them, at the end to wait on all the company. Conover sat next to Joseph <me>& a bottle of wine sat between them <us>. Conover staid till the trial before the Municipal Court was over, & then left for home
P. W. Cownover.
* got there about Sundown & called for supper & lodging. P[eter] W. Conover beingtired, lay down at the S. W. Corner of the building outside the house. In about 10 minutes & came out <of the house> with the son of the Landlord who talked for some time and came to the conclusion to take the carriage <horses>— go to — raise a mob and come to the farm [p. 7]