Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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  • Historical Introduction
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[illegible] printing and we were again compelled to se[nd to] for Joseph before we could proceed any farther These trips back and forth from to cost every thing that we could raise to and we continued to toil and labor. but they seemed unavoidable— When Joseph came he and went to again and suceeded in making satisfactory arrangements with him and the <work> went on as before and did not meet with any other impediment untill the book was finnised <New Chap>
during the fall and winter we held no meetings because of the plotting schemes of the people against us but in the spring Joseph came up <and preached to us> after the books were < got throu[g]h> with the Book and <My and> was ba[p]tized Joseph stood on the shore when his came out of the water and as he took him by the hand he cried out Oh! my God I have lived to see my baptized into the true church of Jesus christ and <he> covered his eyes <face> <in his s bosom and wept aloud like for joy as did> with and wept like and infant sobbed upon his father’s bosom like an infant Joseph of old when he beheld his father coming up into the land of Egypt this took place on the sixth of April 1830, the day on which the church was organized they then returned to and remained <to > untill the ensueing spring when and went to Joseph was then preaching to the people and was pleased to see the young men for the opposition which he had to contend with was so strong that the hope prospect of assistance encor was very encourageing, but they were not much benefit to him in this respect for they only had Sufficient <time> to preach a few discourses and baptize some 8 or 9 persons <among whom was our old friend > when the presbyterian part of the community grew very wroth and in the plentitude of their fruitful immaginations they got up a scheme which they flatered [them]selves that they should succeed in closing Joseph’s mouth [illegible] for a season They discovered by reading the Book [of Mormon] that in the title page it claimed to be a revel[ation and dec]lared Joseph Smith to be the author [illegible] [3 words illegible]ted a suit against [4 words illegible] [p. [12], bk. 9]
printing and we were again compelled to send to for Joseph before we could proceed any farther These trips back and forth from to cost every thing that we could raise to . but they seemed unavoidable— When Joseph came he and went to again and suceeded in making satisfactory arrangements with him and the work went on as before and did not meet with any other impediment untill the book was finnised New Chap
during the fall and winter we held no meetings because of the plotting schemes of the people against us but in the spring Joseph came up and preached to us after got through with the Book My and was baptized Joseph stood on the shore when his came out of the water and as he took him by the hand he cried out Oh! my God I have lived to see my baptized into the true church of Jesus christ and he covered his face in his s bosom and wept aloud for joy as did Joseph of old when he beheld his father coming up into the land of Egypt this took place on the sixth of April 1830, the day on which the church was organized they then returned to and remained to untill the ensueing spring when and went to Joseph was then preaching to the people and was pleased to see the young men for the opposition which he had to contend with was so strong that the prospect of assistance was very encourageing, but they were not much benefit to him in this respect for they only had Sufficient time to preach a few discourses and baptize some 8 or 9 persons among whom was our old friend when the presbyterian part of the community grew very wroth and in the plentitude of their fruitful immaginations they got up a scheme which they flatered themselves they should succeed in closing Joseph’s mouth for a season They discovered by reading the Book of Mormon that in the title page it claimed to be a revelation and declared Joseph Smith to be the author ted a suit against [p. [12], bk. 9]
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