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.
<20> <* A letter appears in the Millenial Star under this date giving particulars of the Passage of the Ship “Swanton” from to <& arrival at> , loaded with Saints in which the power of the Holy is manifested in the healing of the sick: the Steward (see Mil: Star page 15) (to) God of Israel.>
I dreamed last night, that I was swimming in a river of pure water, clear as crystal, over a school of fish of the largest size I ever saw, they were directly under my belly. I was astonished, & felt afraid they might drown me or do me injury.
The Editor of the Wasp has the following editorial “What reliance (see Wasp 182 <186>) to set them right.
The N. Y. Herald gives a list of indebtedness of the several states who refuse to pay their State indebtedness as follows
A great fire at Valparaiso unequalled in Chili [Chile], <damage> 2,000,000<, $>
Settled with , gave him a deed of <for> 80 acres of land & city Land <lot.> & prophesied that it would not be six months before he could sell it for cash.
at 4 p.m. brought in a letter from Esqre. <dated 7th. inst.> concerning , which I immediately answered. [blank] Reports reach us that new indictments have been found against myself, <& some 100 others, on the old subject & is making threats.>
The Island of Hong Kong is ceded to Great Britain, by the Emporer of China, & <who> opened 5 ports to the English trade, by treaty.
about noon I laid me down on the writing table, with my head on a pile of law books, saying, write & tell the world I acknowledge myself a very good lawyer, I am going to study law, <& this is the way I study it,> & <then> fell asleep.
rode out in the afternoon <with looking at lots for ,> & played ball with the boys.
The French seize upon the Isle of Tahiti in the Society group of Pacific Isles.