Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Book 10
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Book 10
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felt a striking ided my immediate [m]iddle of the afternoon was soon warmly engaged in adjudicating the Case of the defendant and a feeling came over me which I can never describe My soul was swelled with emotions which which, I had never before experienced and the inpiration to which I was subject at that time gave me an eloquence which was overpowering I felt that I was irresistable and was not disapointed in the result the prisoner was discharged but the wrath of the accusers was increased I took with and immediately into another room and discovering that the situation even here was unsafe (as there were about 500 of the opposite party) I advised them to notice at the window [af]ter I went out the men disappeared they had better soon as possible I then went out and asked them and take something to drink and as many of these fond of liquor I succeeded in attracting the attention the whole so that and out of their reach entirely before they were aware of any such intention” They had eat nothing since morning but they travelled all night without food and it was after day light when they succeeded in getting a quantity of nh was a grat benefit to them [p. [1], bk. [10]]
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