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.
<Friday 15> I put up a sign “”, in consequence of my house being constantly crowded with strangers & other persons wishing to see me, or had business in the ; I found myself unable to support so much company free of charge, which I have done from the foundation of the , my house had been a home and resting place for thousands, & my family many times obliged to do without food, after having fed all they had to visitors; & I could have continued the same liberal course, had it not been for the cruel and untiring persecution of my relentless enemies. I have been reduced to the necessity of opening my as a hotel, have provided the best Table accommodations in the , and the being large & convenient, renders travellers more comfortable than any other place on the Upper . I have erected a large & commodious brick stable, & it is capable of accommodating about 75 person horses at one time, and storing about the requisite amount of forage, and is unsurpassed by any similar establishment in the State. [p. 69a]