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.
on who turned round to the Sheriff <Campbell> of , saying “when they <these> <men> took Joseph a prisoner, they took his arms from him even to his pocket knife. They are <now> prisoners of yours & I demand of you to take their arms from them, for that is according to law” they refused to give them up when the sheriff was told “if you cannot take the arms from them, there are men enough here & you can summon a posse to do it, for any man can see <it is plain to be seen> that they are dangerous men.” they < & > then <reluctantly> gave up their arms to the Sheriff <(see page 4)>
C <<Peter W> Conover gave me the following relation of the travels of the brethren from , to the place where I met them and (see 1 & 2 pages) with <you> and>
when he <Conover> was going out to fill the bottle Joseph <I> called him back, and asked if he had a 6 shooter, who <he> replied, <Conover <he> told me> “that he had one of Allens revolver 4 inch barrel, <&> then shewed him <me> how to use it & <and> exchanged with him <me one of Allen’s 4 inch barrel 6 shooter revolvers 4 inch barrel> for the single shooter which had slipped into his <my> pocket at . [11 lines blank] [p. 9]