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.
<Thursday 28—> At 11.30 A. M., a council convened over the consisting of myself, my brother , <Uncle > , , , , , <&> ; and at 7 in the evening we met in the front upper room of the , with <> and . By the common consent and unanimous voice of the Council, Baurak Ale was chosen President of the , and and to the highest and holiest order of the (with his companion).
The president led a prayer that his days might be prolonged <until his mission on the Earth is accomplished,> have dominion over his enemies, all their households be blessed, and all the and World.
<Tuesday 3> , , , & spent the day in visiting the saints in . In the evening they partook of an oyster supper on the invitation of Mr Jeffreys, who also invited about thirty of the saints to meet with them.
<*> The following is extracted from the Neighbor:— “Pleasure party (page 91) , Chairman.”
<* The brethren assembled with their wives to the amount of about one hundred couple, and dined at the as an opening to the house;— a very pleasant day, and all things passed off well.>
<In the evening Mrt & were married at the . I solemnized the marriage in presence of a select party.> [p. 71]