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.
March 30 I signed <got prepared> a Memorial to <his Excellency > the President of the , embodying in it the same sentiments, as are in my petition to the Senate and House of Representatives of the <dated 26 March 44> only making the necessary alterations & asking the privilege of raising sufficient force <100,000 men> to extend protection to persons wishing to occupy <settle> & other Territory of the & also to protect <& extend protection to the people in> . in case the other fail
31 <Cold fine day.> At home this morning until 9, when I went over to my reading room, & again heard read <& signed> my Memorial to Congress for the privilege of raising 100,000 volunteers to protect &c date 26th. inst:, and also A Memorial to the for the same purpose, if the other fail.
Also signed an introductory letter to who is going to carry the Memorials to — as follows (Copy as altered on March 12 to ) recorder
Gen buried his .
About this time Bro. one of the Police, informed me that &c drew a pistol on him the night before & <threatened to shoot him.> I instructed him to make complaint to & have him apprehended.
Monday April 1 <In the Court room in the ,> Mr. J. Easton was brought up as being accessory to whipping Chism; & referred the case to ; on investigation it appeared to the satisfaction of the Court, that he had been on trial for the same offence before and acquitted. Af I extract from the Neighbor “after the Court (<page> 194) equity” it was thought best to acquit Easton, & appeal <leave> the case to the County <Circuit> Court
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& , were brought up <before > for assaulting the Police— and acquitted.
2 At home somewhat unwell, and kept my house this <fine> day.
, Marshall; and , & Policemen, were arrested by a warrant issued by , on complaint of , for false imprisonment. As the case was going to trial, the prisoners were taken by < with a writ of> before the Municipal Court, and tomorrow at 1 p m was fixed for trial [p. 28]