History draft; handwriting of Jonathan Grimshaw, , , James Ure, and Robert L. Campbell; 76 numbered pages plus several inserted pages; CHL. This manuscript covers the period from 1 January 1844 to 21 June 1844.
A was held in Brownstown, Main [Wayne] County, Michigan. <> President, and Elder G<ehiel> [Jahiel] Savage, Clerk. Nine were represented, containing 6 Elders, 9 7 , 1 , 136 Members, and 45 scattering Members. It was stated that one hundred members having left <removed from> that for <to> since the conference in July last.
Saturday 13th.— At home in the morning. At 10 o’clock attended City Council, where a bill <a bill for an ordinance> was <taken> under consideration concerning the Recording of Deeds <in this > and which was read twice, and elicited much discussion. I signed resolutions passed at a Court Martial held this morning. <Stephen M. Farnsworth was chosen President of the ’ , and Willm. Carmichael and Willm. Box his Counsellors.>
The 10 Policemen who were not preent at the meeting of the City Council on the 5th. inst. were sworn <in the matter of & >, and testified <that> they had <recd> no private instructions <whatever> from me.
A discussion took place on the subject of granting licenses for the sale of spirits.
Monday 15th. At home. Wrote to <Sister> , , N. Y.
At 9 A. M. teams began to draw <arrive with> wood, according to the appointment of the , there being about 200 of the brethren chopping in the woods and from thirty to forty teams engaged in drawing the wood to my house. About 100 loads were drawn, and as many more chopped, and left to be drawn another day.
At 10. A. M., called, and told me it was reported that was going to put me under $10,000 bonds for speaking against him. At the same time summoned me to attend a Court as witness before , and I went accordingly to give my testimony.
The Twelve Apostles wrote the following letter: to him (see file “To Prest. .”) & copy. [p. 3]