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 <Thursday> May <June> 6th.At home. About 9 A. M., I ordered my carriage for a ride; but it stood at the door till near Noon, while I read my letter to to many strangers in the bar room, among whom was one who advocated the claims of <for the Presidency.> I argued with him a long time to show the subject in its true light, and that no man could honestly vote for a man like , who had violated his oath and not acted on Constitutional principles.
About half past 12 came and said that felt very bad, and he thought there was a chance for his return, if he could be reinstated in his office in the &c &c; and that had all the affidavits of the Anti-Mormon and Apostates under his control. I told that if would return, withdraw all the suits he had commenced &c, and do right, he should be restored.
I met coming from his garden with new potatoes, told him to go to the and have Bror Brown restored to the , and to give him his .
I rode out in my <the> carriage with several persons for an hour or two. At 7 P M, a heavy shower of rain, accompanied by thunder and lightning; and another shower at 9 P. M.
<I issued the following caution to the public:— “Having (Neighbor 235) Smith.”>
I copy from the Neighbor:— “Post Office, (see Page 234) .”
Friday 7 called professedly to make some concessions in order to return to the ; he wanted a private interview which I declined; I had some conversation with him in the hall in the presence of several gentlemen. I told him I would meet with him in the presence of friends; I would chose three or four, and he might chose an equal number; and that I was willing to settle everything on righteous principles. In the evening a report was circulated that had said [p. 55]