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.
<Thursday 4> <(to come in page 1)> I took dinner in the North room, and was remarking to what a kind provident Wife I had, that when I wanted a little bread and milk, she would load the table with so many good things, it would destroy my appetite. At this moment came in while in continuation of the conversation said “You must do as Buonaparte did, have a little table, just large enough for yourself, and your order thereon <for the victuals you want yourself.> replied “Mr. Smith is a bigger man than Buonaparte, he can never eat without his friends”. I remarked that is the wisest thing I ever heard you say.
<8> At home in the morning[.] at 11 went to my to investigate a difficulty between & his Wife. she had abused him & choked him <when he was very sick> & if it had not been for some of his neighbors providentially going into the house she would have strangled him— after laboring with them about 2 hours brought about a reconciliation
<10> At home— Uncle a Enjoyed myself well in an interview with the brethren and concluded to take a ride part <way> with him <my > on his return to —
In consequence of a visit from <of> <from> some gentlemen of , I called the City Council together at 7 p.m. I copy the minutes— <(see 2a J G’s [Jonathan Grimshaw’s] handwriting)>
Wrote a letter to to inform him of what the City Council had done. I received a bombastical <long equivocating> letter from , charging me with having slandered his character, and demanding a public trial before the . It contained <It contained> no denial of the charges which he accuses me of having spoken against him, but is full of bombast. [p. 2]