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.
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at 1/2 past 11 Prest. Smith’s lungs failed him, the wind blowing briskly at the time.
Choir sung a hymn
rose to make <& made> a few remarks; among which were the following, “I have never said much about the Beasts, &c, in my preaching, &<but> <&> when I have done it, it has been to attract attention & keep the people from running after a greater fool than myself.
Singing & prayer & adjourned till 2
A strong west wind, ice floating down the — seen from the —
2 pm Conference again opened, but the wind being too strong, the congregation moved made a temporary stand at the East end of the walls; when resumed his remarks on the kingdom of God say being set up in the last days, & will be like the little stone cut out of the mountain.
Elder said it was three years since he met with the Saints, when he <&> was set apart to <for> his mission to ; he had travelled in the four quarters of the globe, & been among 14 or 15 different languages & people, & they all agree that some great event is coming close at hand.
<9> opened by singing the spirit of God like a fire is burning. Prayer & singing
In consequence of <Prest.> Joseph Smith being afflicted at <in> his lungs & breast, he was not able to preach, & <who> called on Joshua Grant to preach <speak;> who stated that since he had just returned from a mission of three years, he had travelled through several States, & had in conjunction <company> with his brother raised up a church of 200 members— for synopsis of discourse see T<imes> & S<easons> page 236 & 237.
Elder also addressed the Saints preached an eloquent discourse on the Book of Mormon, Resurrection of the dead & eternal judgment. <see T. & S. 218–219–220.> [5 lines blank] [p. 16]