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.
<15> having returned <arrived at Yelrome> from , last night with the Carriage, we rode home together, on our way we stopped a short time at bro [Asahel] Perry’s. bro & rode in his <my> buggy— I was asked if they should fasten the horse <would stand without tying> I told them <answered> yes, <but> never trust any horse with property to the <mercy or> judgment of a horse.
<A great Hail Storm in Gettysburg, Penn: the stones were from 6 to 8 inches in circumference— much damage done.>
<16> at 11 o clock I with , , , Lydia Partridge & started for , where we arrived & tarried about 1/2 an hour conversing with different individuals; when we again started for whereWe arrived about 3½ pm & stayed at Wm. G. Perkins for the evening; then went to ’s <with > to sleep, & gave before retiring I gave & some instructions on the , & putting my hand on the knee of I said your life is hid with Christ in God, & so are many others; nothing but the unpardonable sin can prevent him from inheriting eternal glory, for he is up by the power of the Priesthood, unto eternal life, having taken the step which is necessary for that purpose. except a man & his Wife enter into an everlasting covenant & be married for eternity, while in this probation; by the power & authority of the Holy Priesthood; they will cease to increase when they die, that is, that they will not have any children after the resurrection; but those who are married by the power & authority of the Priesthood in this life, & continue without commiting the sin against the Holy Ghost, will continue to increase & have children in the glory. The unpardonable sin is to shed innocent blood, or be accessory thereto. All other sins will be visited with judgement in the flesh, & the spirit being delivered to the buffetings of Satan until the day of the Lord Jesus. The way I know in whom to confide, Godtellsme in whom I may place confidence. <to read to > In the Celestial glory there are three heavens or degrees, and in order to obtain the highest, a man must enter into this order of the Priesthood, & if he does not, he can not obtain it. He may enter into the other, but that is the end of his Kingdom, he can not have an increase.
The met in the to see Mr. Brown but he did not appear; & they voted that be requested to repair immediately to , & preach till they arrived. [p. 31]