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.
lodgings for the night for all the company. Joseph <I> was put into a room & locked up with . who <it was> reported to Joseph <me> that some of the brethren had been drinking whiskey that day in violation of the word of wisdom. I called the brethren in, and investigated the case, and was satisfied that no evil had been done, and gave them a couple of dollars with directions to replenish the bottle, to stimulate them in their arduous <fatigues of their sleepless> journey <see> <C> <page 9> About 8 P. M. , and the Landlord consulted about sending round <out> to raise a company to take Joseph <me> by force, and run up <with me to> the mouth of on the as there was a body<company> of men ready to run him <kidnap me,> over the river. <overheard the conversation &> notified the Sheriff of who immediately ordered a guard placed, so that no one might pass in or out of the house during the night. ¶ On Wednesday morning <see> <B> <page 8> the Company <then> started for taking the middle road <towards > & rode to within 6 miles of & stopped at the a Farm house having ridden <travelled> about 40 miles. <* page 7> On Thursday morning continued our Journey leaving <on our left, and> Oqwaka 5 miles on our right [p. 4]