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 morning—
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 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 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 brought 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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