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 company <if necessary>.<In consultation (page 49) glad change> After dinner <we travelled.> Joseph & the Company went about 15 miles, on arriving at s he <I> jumped out of the buggy and instead of going through the gate or climbing the fence he walked up and jumped over the fence without touching it. run out & embraced him. <me & bade me welcome.> A flock of turkies & chickens were killed and a substantial supper was provided for all, and the company <feasted, sang &> had a happy time that night. Joseph <I> shewed his bruised <my> sides to & the Company, which still continued black & blue from the bruises he had <I> received from the pistols of & while riding from Inlet grove to .]- 8 days ago. ¶ On Friday morning at 8 AM <oclock we> again started arrived at the Big Mound about <see bottom of page 49> 11 (owned by Joseph) where we were met by a Number of the Citizens. Continued our journey to about <my brother> ’s farm <where> We met & on horseback with the Nauvoo Brass BandJoseph asked <I requested> the privilege from the Sheriff of to get out of his <the> carriage & ride on his <my> horse<back> which was granted. then rode on his <by my side> left side into Town.At the The streets were crowded on both sides by men, women, and children.Dinner was provided at [p. 6]