Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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this reference is for the writer of the repr[i]se  Soon after they left they comm began to preach  and baptize and in the town of they  baptized 2 or 3 persons besides many others by  the way when they were were about leaving they se[n]t  <word> to Joseph that they wanted to some Elder sent to preside over the branch at he  called upon who went to and  took charge of the chu[r]ch. Those appointed to go  to then proceeded on their Journey  and still preached as they travelled
on The following december Joseph came with his   again to Waterloo and appointed a Meeting  at our house while he was preaching and came in & after  the sermon a request was made that any who  felt to speak should make any <such> remarks as occ ured to their minds arose and sta ted that he had been to in se[a]rch of  s to ascertain the truth of what we preached  that he had visit[ed] some of our neighbors in that  place and enquired the charecter of the family  some they said that the Smith family were very  [r]espectable people and no one could say ought  against them untill Joseph deceived them about  the plates He had also walked over our farm and  seen the neatness and order <and industry> of the whole exhibited  in everything arround he had seen what we had  sacraficed for the truth’s sake and yet our en emies did not dispute our veracity upon any  point but that of religion— And now said  he I am ready to be baptized Brother Joseph  will you baptize me— said  Joseph you have traveled a long way this morning  and you are Much fatigued and I think you  had better rest and take some refreshment and  tomorrow morning be baptized Just as you  think proper replied I am ready [p. [11], bk. 10]
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this reference is for the writer of the reprise Soon after they left they began to preach and baptize and in the town of they baptized 2 or 3 persons besides many others by the way when they were were about leaving they sent word to Joseph that they wanted to some Elder sentto preside over the branch at he called upon who went to and took charge of the church. Those appointed to go to then proceeded on their Journey and still preached as they travelled
The following december Joseph came with his again to Waterloo and appointed a Meeting at our house while he was preaching and came in & after the sermon a request was made that any who felt to speak should make such remarks as occured to their minds arose and stated that he had been to in search of s to ascertain the truth of what we preached that he had visited some of our neighbors in that place and enquired the charecter of the family they said that the Smith family were very respectable people and no one could say ought against them untill Joseph deceived them about the plates He had also walked over our farm and seen the neatness order and industry exhibited in everything arround he had seen what we had sacraficed for the truth’s sake and yet our enemies did not dispute our veracity upon any point but that of religion— And now said he I am ready to be baptized Brother Joseph will you baptize me— said Joseph you have traveled a long way this morning and you are Much fatigued and I think you had better rest and take some refreshment and tomorrow morning be baptized Just as you think proper replied I am ready [p. [11], bk. 10]
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