Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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met my eyes was coming towards me we met in tears of joy but before I could speak to him Joseph came up and caught hold of my other hand Oh said I was warned of God in a dream to come immediately to this place to meet the company from Waterloo and I was afraid that some dreadful thing had befallen you indeed I feared that you was dead and that I should only meet your corpse Joseph also seemed overjoyed to find me in so good health And was myself in great fear for your life for came to 3 days Since and told me he thought that there was great danger of your wearing yourself out before you got here and he said that you had been a perfect servant to the company all the way along— but I shall now take you away from them and you shall have no more to do with as soon as this was spoken they the <women> gathered round me Oh what shall we do you must not leave us cannot we go with you Joseph told them that they could go as far as and your husbands and the other brethren will remain untill the teams come for the goods but tomorrow I shall take her away from the whole of you for she has done enough— I with the other women got into the waggons and were taken to ’s When we arrived there we found an excellent supper prepared for us after <this brother Kingsbury came and took me in his carriage and> a good <nights> rest the which I had taken since [I?] left waterloo I set out with my sons <and Bro Kingsbury in> for in a handsome and comfortable carriage which Joseph <belonged to Brother Kingsbury and Joseph> had provided for the purpose before my arrival— Joseph and the brethren had also engaged houses in and and for the rest of the company So that I in a little while they were well situated and ready to commenc buisness for the future suport of their families [p. [5], bk. 12]
met my eyes was coming towards me we met in tears of joy but before I could speak to him Joseph came up and caught hold of my other hand said I was warned of God in a dream to come immediately to this place to meet the company from Waterloo and I was afraid that some dreadful thing had befallen you indeed I feared that you was dead and that I should only meet your corpse And was myself in great fear for your life for came to 3 days Since and told me he thought that there was great danger of your wearing yourself out before you got here and he said that you had been a perfect servant to the company all the way along— but I shall now take you away from them and you shall have no more to do with as soon as this was spoken the women gathered round me Oh what shall we do you must not leave us cannot we go with you Joseph told them that they could go as far as and your husbands and the other brethren will remain untill the teams come for the goods but tomorrow I shall take her away from the whole of you for she has done enough— I with the other women got into the waggons and were taken to ’s When we arrived there we found an excellent supper prepared for us after this brother Kingsbury came and took me in his carriage a good nights rest the which I had taken since [I] left waterloo I set out with my sons and Bro Kingsbury for in a handsome and comfortable carriage which belonged to Brother Kingsbury and Joseph had provided for the purpose before my arrival— Joseph and the brethren had also engaged houses in and and for the rest of the company So that in a little while they were well situated and ready to commenc buisness for the future suport of their families [p. [5], bk. 12]
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