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.
Wednesday 24 At home and about the . rode up to the Steam Boat landing for <where we found> Judge Wm. Richards of — took him to ’s.
In the evening bro: & & were in my room, & a man who boarded at the ; at their request, I gave them a history of the Laws proceedings in part, in trying to make a difficulty in my family &c. <(leave 2 lines)>
A brother who works in the St. Louis Gazette office came up at the same time, & wanted to know by what principle I got so much power— how many inhabitants & armed men we had— &c. I told him I obtained power in the principles of truth & virtue, which would last, when I was dead <& gone>— &c.
In General from 10 till 12, & from 2 to 5, when they adjourned sinedie, after appointing a <State> Convention to meet in , on the Friday after 17 May— the Council then dispersed to go among <abroad in> the Nation.
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I instructed my Clerk to make out a writ of for Mr. of , who was expecting to be arrested by the U. S. Marshall, for getting money which was his due <him> as he says, at .
A play on rational amusement, was to commence this evening, but a most tremendous shower <of rain & <large> hail> <from the S.W.> commenced about 6 p.m. which prevented it— the small creeks rose over four feet high, & <overflowed their Banks, sweeping away, fences, & doing considerable damage.>
The is higher <at this place> than <ever> known by the oldest inhabitant.
At 10 a.m. The went up on the hill, to arrest , for an assault on his brother , in his own house. , and came down.
drew a pistol pointed towards me <& threatened to shoot,> while standing on the steps of my . I ordered him to be arrested and the pistol taken from him, when a struggle ensued, in which , and resisted— and I ordered them to be arrested also, and I as the Mayor ordered the High Policemen to be called, and his posse
then went on to try — he was fined $100— and required to find <give> Bonds <in $100—> to keep the peace for 6 months.
He appealed the case at once to the Municipal Court.
, , & were also tried for resisting the authorities of the
Marshall sworn, said swore by God that he would not assist the Marshall, and swore by God they would see the Mayor in hell before they would go. [p. 35]