History draft; handwriting of Jonathan Grimshaw, , , James Ure, and Robert L. Campbell; 76 numbered pages plus several inserted pages; CHL. This manuscript covers the period from 1 January 1844 to 21 June 1844.
Friday 16 At home. This evening I spent two hours in my office in conversation with . I directed him to write a communication for the Warsaw Signal on ’s letter. <This evening I spent two hours in the . Settled with and gave him deed of several town lots, and took his receipt in full.>
Saturday 17— <(* see under date of 15th.)> At home. The met and settled several cases of difficulty betwixt brethren.
The Anti-Mormons held a convention at ; the object being to devise <ways &> <the> means of<by which><in order to> <of> expelling the Saints from the . Among other resolutions was one adopting appointing the 9th. March next as a day of fastingand prayer, wherein the pious of all orders are requested to pray to Almighty God that he would speedily bring the false prophet, Joseph Smith, to deep repentance for his presumption and blasphemy, or that he will make a public example of him and his leading accomplices.”
TEXT: Grimshaw originally wrote “devise means of espelling the Saints” which he then changed to “devise the means in order to expell the Saints”. Later, Thomas Bullock inserted and canceled text in graphite to revise it to “devise ways & means of expelling the Saints”.