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.
22 All night lightning, thundering, raining with strong East wind— which continued thro the day
The is very high All the mills in the stopped on account of the high water.
This morning a man who had put up at my house, told me he wanted to see me alone, I went into my room with him, when he told me he was a Prophet of God, that he came from — and he prophesied that this Government was about to be overthrown, and the Kingdom which Daniel speaks of, was about to be established somewhere in the West, and he thought in .
My brother arrived from with some 40 or 50 Saints.— I spent some time with him in the <evening>.
& started for , but on account of a tremendous storm <of hail and rain> they were glad to take shelter at bro: ’s where they spent the night
Tuesday 23 From 9 to 12 a general meeting of the Saints <Citizens friendly to my Election, met <was held>> in the to elect a delegate to go to the Baltimore Convention to be held on the first monday in May, when was elected.
From 3 to 5 p m again assembled, and many speeches were made &c and appointed the second monday in May to hold a State convention at .
In the evening visited <> my brother widow & with [p. 34]