Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Now While we were yet talking with the  brethren another boat came up which had on board  about 30 Mormon brethren and brother was one of the company he came to me  and said perceiving the drift of our conversation  said Now if you do sing and  have prayers and acknowedge that you are  Mormons here in this place as you have done  all along you will be Mobbed before morni ng—
Well Mob it is then said I for we shall sing  and attend to prayers before sunset mob or no  mob— They then went to Then said I  shall go into my own boat. I then called and told him to ask <tell> and   that I would like to see them and  speak with when they came we counsilled together  and concluding that it was best to make what dilli gence we could to get on to our journ ey’s end. I requested them to go round among  the boats and enquire for capt. Blake for he  was the captain of a boat that formerly belonged  to General [Stephen] Mack My brother of — and  if they found him to bargain with him for to take  us to — They soon found the person  in question and agreed with him to take us all on  board the next morning—. but he said that he  would not be able to furnish us with fresh  water and also he was uncertain about starting  as the ice might not be out in a fortnight from  that time— the morning after however we  <commenced> moved <moveing> our goods on board capt. Blakes boat  and by 2 hours before sunset we had all our  goods moved. The captain of the boat which bro ught us to cam went with us and said  he would stay with us as long as we were there  let it be what time it might, for the sake of reli [p. [7], bk. 11]
While we were yet talking with the brethren another boat came up which had on board about 30 Mormon brethren and brother was one of the company he came to me and perceiving the drift of our conversation said Now if you do sing and have prayers and acknowedge that you are Mormons here in this place as you have done all along you will be Mobbed before morning—
Well Mob it is then said I for we shall sing and attend to prayers before sunset mob or no mob— Then said I shall go into my own boat. I then called and told him to tell and that I would like to see them when they came we counsilled together and concluding that it was best to make what dilligence we could to get on to our journey’s end. I requested them to go round among the boats and enquire for capt. Blake for he was the captain of a boat that formerly belonged to General Stephen Mack My brother of — and if they found him to bargain with him to take us to — They soon found the person in question and agreed with him to take us all on board the next morning—. but he said that he would not be able to furnish us with fresh water and also he was uncertain about starting as the ice might not be out in a fortnight from that time— the morning after however we commenced moveing our goods on board capt. Blakes boat and 2 hours before sunset we had all our goods moved. The captain of the boat which brought us to went with us and said he would stay with us as long as we were there let it be what time it might, for the sake of reli [p. [7], bk. 11]
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