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.
Sunday May 19th. Cloudy morning; rain about noon. I remained at home. preached at the in the morning. The 2 p usual prayer meeting at 2 P.M was dispensed with on account of the mud and rain. In the evening I talked to the brethren at my house, Esquire [John] Reed, my old lawyer being present. read my last letter to to the company.
Monday 20th. continues very sick, and I am w <was> with her most of the time. At 10 A.M., there was a meeting at the for the purpose of collecting means to enable to go to .
The Circuit court commenced its sitting at < presiding,>; and many of the brethren went. returned sai <in the> evening with the intelligence that a summons was supposed to be issued for me <to appear> on the same case on which I <was> set free by on the 8th. inst. The lawyers agreed to move an . A goods inf[l]uence in favor of the saints appears to have prevailed.
A General Court Martial <of the > was held, of Brevet Major presiding. It was adjourned to the 10th. June next.
Tuesday 21st. A very pleasant morning; I rode out <on horseback> to the prarie with and Mr [John] Reed. on At 7 A.M. , , , and about 100 Elders went <left this City> on the Steamer Osprey <()> for ; the “Maid of Iowa” arrived at 8 A M. with 62 saints <from the Eastern States.> on board, all in good health and spirits; the clerk, , reported that they k: the fields on each side the were covered with water to the depth of upwards of 16 feet, and all the farms on the flats of the were submerged, and the was still rising 8 inches per day. The “Maid” started up the for Wappelo on the Iowa river at 3 P. M. I was at home towards night with who is somewhat better. I shovelled dirt out of the ditch, while stood in the corner of the fence to watch; An officer <arrived> having a summons and an to take me to , but he could not find me. I rode out in the evening to see ’s child who was sick, and returned home at 9 P. M. [p. 44]