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.
Thursday May 16th. Went to my at 8 A.M. and heard read a letter <insert if found) or leave a blank> written by , as Clerk of the City Councils <in behalf of the >, to and at . At 10 A.M., I ordered the Municipal Court to meet at one P. M, and spent the morning in reading.
At 1 P M, I sat presided in Municipal Court. <The case of> who had been arrested by Jones, for <on the charge of> procuring money at under false pretences, came up on . <The Complainent,> , and <by his counsel> his lawyer asked for <and obtained an adjournment> a continuation for one week in order to obtain <procure> witnesses. <*>
<* The by his counsel, , objected to the plea, supposing the prosecuting party always ready for trial. The Court decided that it was an important case, and it was not best to be in haste; and if the prisoner is discharged on the merits of the case, after a full investigation, he goes free for ever. The majority of the Court decided to adjourn until Thursday next.>
I was about home the rest of the day, and read in the Neighbor the report of my trial <before the Municipal Court> on the 8th. inst.
wrote to the Editor of <The following appears in> the Times and Seasons:— “Dear Sir, (pages 554–5 & 6 <black>) forbear .)
From the Neighbor:— “Steamboat Election (page 222) General!”
Friday 17th. The State Convention assembled <met in the> Assembly Room; accordand was organized <I copy the minutes:—> “Convention met (page 222 Neighbor & T & S 549) Secretary”
I rode out in the evening <afternoon>. About 6 P. M., a caucus was held but was <being> sick and I could not attend. The people <At night a large assemblage> burned a barrel of tar, gave many <in the street; I went out to see what was the matter, and found they were giving> toasts, and <as soon as they became aware of my presence they> carried me on their shoulders twice round the fire, and escorted me to the by a band of music
and were , and to go on a mission to by Elders , , and .
Saturday May 18. At 9 A M., I went with to <visit Elder Prest.> ’s, and afterwards went out to the regimental training; and also in the afternoon, <riding> on “Jo Duncan”. At 5 P. M., two cannons were fired opposite my old house, and the regiments were dismissed.