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.
to <> , who rode about 40 miles,— overtook , who had just got into bed— when then took the note & overtook . 28 miles from Lafayette— delivered the letter to .— with the remainder of the <this> company <we> then made a halt at a little <Town> named Andover, and <the Inhabitants> were refused <to sell us> food, here they <we again> held a Council, & sent & H<enry> Hoyt back to with instructions to <the brethren to> wait there— <until they got further orders,> they <we> then travelled 10 miles & obtained some corn to eat at a farm house. 1 P.M. left there & travelled on to the Prairies <to near Fox River>about 6 miles. <when I> Conover & <until we met your> being <a little> in the advance of the company they <we> saw a buggy in the distance— rode up to it on each side & found <you> Bro Joseph was in it, who <&> shook hands <*> with <both of> them at the same time, with tears in his <my> eyes for as much as a minute <& could not refrain from tears at seeing two of <the first of> my friends come to meet me,> & then said to Son in law <& law student> of . “I am not going to this time. These are my boys. He <I> next asked Conover <enquired> how many were with them,— He <&> was answered there were ten started, with <his> us, but they had sent one with his <my> letter to and 2 to — while we were talking < with Captn. &> the other 6 <5> <brethren> then rode up, <at the same time the Company who started <with me> from > also the Stage with , , [p. 2]
TEXT: This asterisk corresponds to another asterisk on page 49 at the end of the 27 June 1843 entry, indicating that the following text on pages 2, 3, 4, and 9 of this nine-page insertion should be inserted with the 27 June 1843 entry.