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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