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.
<Saturday 12th.> returned from . I was sick at home.
having <on Saturday <Monday> last> been elected School Commissioner, and Geoe. W. Thatcher, clerk of County Commissioner’s <Court>, they went to to give bonds, and take oath of office. When before the Court , , Franklin J. Morrill [Worrell], one Prentice, and 12 or 15 others, came in armed with hickory clubs, knives, dirks and pistols, and told the court they must not approve the bonds or swear them into office; if they did, blood would be spilt; and pledged their word, honor, and reputation, to keep them out of office, and put down the Mormons. The bonds however were accepted, and the mob notified <gave notice of> a meeting of the Anti-Mormons of for Saturday next, to consider about the Mormons retaining their offices.
was appointed <sworn into office as> Recorder for <of> the City of , and was sworn
<Saturday 19> Two Hundred Men assembled in to consult about the Mormons; they concluded that the Mormons must be driven from the , and a committee was appointed to draft resolutions accordingly. [p. 64]