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.
& the sheriff of & about 11 men on horseback rode up Joseph <I> then said to — “now , I can have the privilege of riding Old Joe! <Duncan” and> we all then turned round & Joseph<I> mounted his <my favorite> horse & <the wh entire company then> rode towards <a> the farm house where we made a halt— & , came <then rode up> to Conover who trembled much <who was an old acquaintance of ’s— when> Conover asked “what is the matter with you, have you got the ague.” said <replied> “no.” asked “is in the crowd” and was answered “he was <is> not there <now>, but he would <you will> see him tomorrow— <about this time”> then said “I am a dead man <for I know him of old”> Conover told him not to be frightened, he would <you will> not be hurt <for Genl Smith will protect you>asJosephhadpromised to protect him. stood trembling like a<n aspen> leaf, when walked up to him & shook hands with him. said “do I meet you as a friend? I expected to be a dead man when I met you again.” replied “we are friends except in law, that must have its course. <after drinking a little water, Then went <Company moved on> to Andover <where>> The Sheriff of requested [p. 3]