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 June 13 at 9 a m presided in Municipal Court which sat in the <Present , , , & Associate Justices>. , , , , , , , , , , & were arrested on the complaint of before J. P. of by a Constable of . They petitioned for and obtained a writ of . Present H Counceller (see Docket 111 & 112) <I sat as Chief Justice, , , , & as Associate Justices, Addison Everett & James Jackson gave their testimony under oath when they were all, honorably discharged from the accusations & arrest— & that said pay> the costs. Whereupon the <an> foll was issued for $1100. the cost. <amount.>
Evening, I attended meeting in the ; preached, and I made some observations afterwards.
Two of the brethren arrived this evening from , and said that about 300 Mobbers were assembled there, to <with> the avowed intention of coming against . Also that was paying a dollar per bushel for corn to feed their animals.
At a mass meeting of the Anti-Mormons at , the following resolutions were passed:— Resolved
The following was published in the Warsaw Signal Office; I insert it as a specimen of the unparralelled corruption and diabolical falsehood of which the human race are <has> become capable of in this generation:—
"At a meeting <mass> (see printed copy on file) coming contest <Secretary>.”
With my <Being> determined to answer the letter of the law beyond the cavillings of the most punctillous or technical, Esquire
A warrant was issued <against me and sixteen others> by a Justice of the Peace for for the crime of <charging us with committing> a riot on the 10th inst, when the Nauvoo Expositor press was destroyed. We were arrested and taken before him; but after a long and close examination we were discharged. [p. 60]