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.
<Sunday June 11> at 2½ p m <I introduced to the Congregation the Revd.> Mr. <Mr.> DeWolf <Wolfe,> a Clergyman of the Episcopal Church; & requested the attention of the Congregation in his behalf. who read the 6 chap of Hebrews, <who>& <he then> kneeled & prayed, dressed in his black robe <clerical> gown, which excited some curiosity among some of the Saints: who ha after the Choir sung a hymn, he preached from Hebrews 6 ch 1 & 2 v touching on such principles only, that are acknowledged & received by the Church, in his closing remarks he observed, “I may never meet you all again this side of the Eternal world, but I will appoint a meeting; i.e. when the Lord Jesus shall descend with his angels, to call the dead from their graves, & sit in Judgment on all the world.”
A was held at , & the reorganized under the direction of , by , Prest.; Walter Cox, & Edwin Whiting, Councellors. , ; Clark Hallett, & Henry Dean, Counsellors; Wm. Woodland, , James C. Snow, James Israel, , , Moses Clawson, Joseph S. Allen, Philip Garner, Henry Ettleman, Reuben Daniels <&> Horace Rawson, . <James C. Snow, Clerk of the branch—> during the appointing of the Hi Council made some (see T. &. S. <-[black bound]-> 316 <317> <& copy>) .
Elder Wm. Curtis was appointed to go with Elder Aaron M. York, to the state of .
<June 12> at the morning & afternoon & approved of the Resolutions of a Court Martial of the to build an Arsenal passed June 10 1843 as follows “1st. resolved (see Neighbor <& copy> 30 & 31) Le Martial <Artillery>
<oh m◊◊◊ > about 40 Saints arrive from New Hampshire
<13> I started north, with & the children to see her Sister Mrs. Elizabeth Hale Wasson & family living near <Lee Co.>
¶. when going to the Prairie <with several brethren> to fence his five acre lot, broke the reach of his wagon, & all fell in a pile together; the wheel fell on his arm & bruised him considerably, but <he> was able to mend his wagon & continue his journey; after working hard all day, he went to bro. Cheney’s house to obtain a drink of water, when a ugly dog bit him thro the calf of his leg, which made him very lame.
<R. L. C. [Robert L. Campbell] Would like to know how a reach breaking would cause a wheel to fall>
<14> Business in is progressing; buildings are going up in every direction; & the Citizens manifest a determination that shall be built up. The <Walls of the>isprogressing going up<improving fast, rapidly,><are raising> the stones of that <the begins to rise tier upon tier, &> already presents a stately <& noble> appearance.
<18> <Meeting at the preached in the fore part of the day to the edification of the Saints. the was administered in the afternoon.>
Message arrived early in the evening when <my bro:> wished<got> <sent> & to start as fast as possible to inform me < had 250$ <&> borrowed do <200>> dollars to pay expenses they left about 12½ at night & proceeded for .
Elder <Elijah F> Sheets writes that he & , have been preaching in , & : since 4 Septr. 42 & have 32, & many more are convinced of the truth of the work— & that they are continuing their labors—