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.
Tuesday 11th. Spent the forenoon in council with the brethren at my house. Went to the and conversed with my brother , , , and others. I instructed <dictated> to my clerk a proclamation to the citizens of , requesting them to keep quiet &c
I issued the following:— “Proclamation. By (see file <Neigbor 234 & 35>) Mayor.”
I had an interview with out of doors, and then returned home to dinner.
At 2 P. M, I went into court; many people were present; I talked an hour or two on passing events, the mob party &c, and told the people I was ready to fight, if the Mob compelled me to; for I would not be in bondage. I asked the assembly if they would stand by me, and they cried “yes” from all quarters. I then returned home. <*> <* The Recorder issued a summons for to attend the City Council on the second Saturday in July at 10 A M to answer charges then and there to be preferred against him for slandering the City Council.> came to me at my room as I was talking to my brother , Eaton, Bonney &c.&c. <and others>, and read the following letter: (see file) I am &c
Our communications by mail appear to be cut off; <as ourexpected <as no part of our extensive> correspondence has not come to hand <by the Mail> for the last three weeks.> and appears <seems> to be aware of it. <¶> I instructed to answer s letter, and then rode out with .
I received the following letter:— <-[’s ]-> “, Ill. (see file) .”
Elder preached at my house in the evening.
Cloudy and cool day.
The captain of the Steamer Osprey called this forenoon at the to see me; I rode with him to his boat, which [p. 58]