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.
was into the , & blessed & set apart to go to the by assisted by , , — that he (see Ms) faithful
Elder of the Seventies (—"—)
Elder (—"—) safety
<Elder Knowlton Hanks was also set apart to the >
, , was blest <& set apart> by the same& to go to once more
Elder was ordained Hi Priest & set apart to accompany . to .
said to bro & his Associates that we commit the of opening the gospel to the , to you; when all the Twelve said Aye.
Lots were then cast to know who should preside on this mission, between & , when obtained the Lot & became Prest. of the Mission.
continued Keep union among yourselves, be servants to each other, when you arrive dont say that the Missionaries are wrong attend their meetings, get the hearts of the people, even go & help the Methodists to build up a Methodist Church. Till you can get the hearts of the people, tell the Methodists that they r [are] right, & the Presbyterians they r right &c you never will do any thing with argument— do not contend with the Missionaries.
’s Mission is to preside over the Churches in &c, over the Emigration, & over business in general, by vote of the —
said he wanted the funds in , to pay the passage of those who were expected to be sent <for> by bro , <& his >, for <on account of> moneys lent <by him> to commence the printing <of the Book of Mormon, Millenial Star, Hymn Book &c> & to send the <worthy> poor <Saints> to this & let use what he needs is necessary— for necessity <for his own convenience> & voted unanimously that the foregoing be carried into execution. [p. 35]