History draft; handwriting of , John L. Smith, Jonathan Grimshaw, Robert L. Campbell, , Richard Bentley, and ; 101 numbered pages plus several inserted pages; CHL. This manuscript covers the period from 1 March 1843 to 31 December 1843.
I want bro to continue in the History at present, perhaps he will have to travel some, to save his life. The History is going out by little & little, in the papers, & cutting its way, so that when it is completed it will not raise a persecution against us.
When comes home <from ,> I intend to send him right back again— is going East with his sick . will also travel.
I want you to cast up a highway for the Saints from here, to .
Dont be scared about the . Dont say any thing about <against> it, but make all men know that your Mission is to build up the . It is not necessary that Joshua Grant should be a , he is too young; he is one of ’s children, & has got into ’s spirit. & also,& they <he and & his brother > clip half their words, & I intend to break them off it. If a High priest comes along & goes to snub him, let him knock his <the man’s> teeth down his throat, &c. &c. You shall make a monstrous wake as you go.
, tell the to put hands <enough> on that house, (on the Diagonal Corner from the ,) & finish it right off; the Lord hath need of other houses as well as a .
If I can sell $10,000 <worth> of property this Spring, I will meet you at any in , or any Conference where you are, and stay as long as it is wisdom.
Take Jacob Zaundall [Zundel], & , & tell them never to drink a drop of ale, or wine, or any Spirit, only that which flows right out from the presence of God, & send them to . & when you meet with an Arab, send him to Arabia. When you find an Italian, send him to Italy. & a Frenchman to , or an Indian that is suitable, send him among the Indians. send them to the different places where they belong; send somebody to Central America; To Spanish America; & dont let a single corner of the Earth go without a mission—
Write to & ask him if he has not eat husks long enough? if he is not almost ready to return, <be clothed in robes of righteousness> & go up to ? hath need of him.
(a letter was written & signed by the members of the present) <copy, if can be found>
I returned home about 4½ p m.
Noah T. Rodgers, <,> , & Knowlton F. Hanks were chosen to go on a Mission to the Pacific Isles
This evening located the site for a Music Hall on lot 4 block 67 on <Corner of> Woodruff <Page> & Knight <Young> Streets.
By a Certificate of of this date, we learn that , has recently published a little work on the , & a Synopsis of Concordance to the Scriptures.
<20> I settled with Manhard& <I> <then> went out with to shewhim <Bro. Manhard [illegible] shew him some> lots, & settled with him. & afterwards heard read the <a> proof <sheet> of the .
< received a letter last Sunday, informing him that the was <is> abolished. He foolishly supposed it genuine, neglected his duty, & started for to learn more about it, & <but> was met by Mr. Hamilton an old Mail contractor, who satisfied <him> it was a hoax, & he returned home & the mail arrived as usual <to day> &there is no evidence but it is merely another attempt to disturb our peace by designing men> [p. 26]