History draft; handwriting of , John L. Smith, Jonathan Grimshaw, Robert L. Campbell, , , and ; 101 numbered pages plus several inserted pages; CHL. This manuscript covers the period from 1 March 1843 to 31 December 1843.
A conference was held at N. Y. on 6 & 7 April. El Prest., R. J. Coats, Secretary. Clerk, 11 , <& some scattering branches were represented> 167 members, 1 , 48 Elders, 2 & 3 , were represented in good standing, <a general spirit of inquiry prevailing.> 7 Elders were . <& others> delivered an addresses to the young Elders; & also an addresses on the signs of the Times; the mission of the Prophet; & the building of the .
A conference was also held in the at , which passed a resolution for the removal of all the Saints in that place, to . Elder the President, preached several times, and about one hundred <apostates, & a few new members> were during the Conference.
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The plague appears at Alexandria, Manshura, & Diamelta, making great ravages.
<12> In conversation with Mr. concerning the purchase.
<In consequence of misunderstandings on the part of the , & their interference with the business of the Architect,> I gave the following a certificate to to carry out the designs & architecture of the in . (copy) <& that no person or persons shall interfere with him, or his plans, in the building of the .>
Before the closed, the Steamer “Amaranth” appeared in sight of the , coming up the , & about noon landed her passengers at the wharf opposite the old Post Office building; consisting of about 240 Saints <from ,> under the charge of Elder , who left last January, after a mission <there> of 2 or <nearly> 3 years.
I & with a large company of the brethren & sisters were present to greet the arrival of our friends: & gave notice to the Emigran new comers to meet at the tomorrow morning at 10 o clock to hear instructions.
After unloading the Saints, the Amaranth proceeded up the , being the first boat up this Season.
About 5 pm the Steamer “Maid of Iowa” hauled up at the , & discharged about 200 Saints, in charge of Elders & , these had been detained [p. 17]