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.
7th. Rode out on the Prarie at 9 A M. with some gentlemen to sell them some land. A tremendous thunder shower in the afternoon with strong wind and rain; storm <which> abated about sunset and I staid at my all night.
Esquire issued a writ of ejectment against all persons who had bought land of Dr. <on the block> east of the , he <> having given them warranty deeds, but not having paid for the land himself.
An opposition An opposition printing press arrived at ’s from , Ohio.
The following notice was issued by the Recorder:— “State of (see File) , Recorder.”
8th. Returned home. At 10 A.M. went before the Municipal Court on the case “ vs Joseph Smith”; I insert the Minutes <report> of the trial as published in the Neighbor by direction of the Court: (see Neighbor page 219 & copy from “Municipal Court” to “, Clerk.” (include page 40a in the body of the Minutes)
I copy the following from the Neighbor of this date: “Hurrah for (page 214) , 7 gentlemen & 0 ladies.”
9th. A Court Martial was held in my for the trial of Major General , on a charge of ungentlemanly and unofficer-like conduct. Present Brevet Majors General, , , , , & ; Colonels, & . Judge Advocate, , Secretary . The charge was sustained. <The charge was sustained and cashiered.>
Evening attended theatre and saw the play “Damon & Pythias” performed and the “Idiot Witness”. <performed.>
& called upon me this morning, and said they were ready to start on their mission to attend the appointed throughout the Northern States. <of , & >. I blessed them in the name of the Lord, and told them to go, and they should prosper. <and you shall always prosper.> They left in company with Elders and . [p. 40]