History draft; handwriting of , John L. Smith, Jonathan Grimshaw, Robert L. Campbell, , , and ; 101 numbered pages plus several inserted pages; CHL. This manuscript covers the period from 1 March 1843 to 31 December 1843.
The “Adelaide” having run aground on a Sand bar, as graphically describes the<ir> voyage. “it was like punching suckers out of Trout brook” on account of the lowness of the water they waded <were set> ashore & took Coach for , where they arrived at 6 oclock went to the meeting <Temperance Hall> & <unobserved> heard preaching against the Sects— here they met with & — & were glad to meet each other
<28> <I was sick at home, sick, & was visited by —>
At noon the City & Church Recorder, brought the desk containing City & books & papers to the Mayors , as he was about to go on a Mission to Ireland.
The met at . enquired concerning the proceedings of the Twelve in , found that , & <had> held a , organized the Church, & then left for —
stayed, & in a few days & disunited what had been done, & reorganized the Church; but it <the Church was> left <it> in no better situation— reproved Elder for undoing alone what three of the had done together— He also alluded to the <my> instructions of bro Joseph to be gentle & mild in their teachings & not to fight the sects any more at present but to win the affections of the People
In the evening they met at ’s house, Elders & addressed the Saints numbering 75