Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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The first house I that I entered was Mr ’s here I met my  Beloved . joy joy Brother and great  was my joy many of My readers know my pre[se]nt situation  these can imagine perhaps what with what feelings I re hearse these recitals how but no how can you no  woman lives upon the Earth that could tell an experience  like mine and when I retrace my life I se In scenes like  that which were to give vent to my feelings should here  describe I seem again to press the warm hand that I then  held within my own and rest my weary head upon that  affectionate breast that supports it now no more  but Oh My God give me strength <and> be thou my  God and help in every time of need and support  me yet a little longer untill my work is done and then  may the angels waft me to my home in Heaven  but enough I must not indulge my feel heart for  <yet> My tale of woe is yet to come be told <hereafter>
gave us the use of a good room  which we occupied The evening after our arrival at   we visited She was very much pl[e]ased  to see as she said that had heard of our situation  and I was afraid that we would be drowned on  the Lake this evening She had a pair twins brought in  that was given to her a few days before— these childr en were taken to supply the places of a pair of  twins which she had lost. gave us the  use of a room which we occupied but 2 weeks when  we moved onto a farm which was purchased by  Joseph and the Church for the on this farm my  family were all established and with this arrange ment that we were to cultivate the farm and the  produce was to be applied to the suport of Josephs <our families> family families  and the use of persons who were travelling came to the  place and had no acquaintances there— quite  in a short time a revelation was given that   and should go immediately after th◊◊◊  <word being received from the brethren that were sent  on to and upon desiring Joseph to come to them  his enquiring of the Lord the following>  revelation was given that the brethren must take a  an Mission <and set out without purse or scrip> in the direction of by diff [p. [6], bk. 12]
The first house that I entered was ’s here I met my Beloved . and great was my joy many of My readers know my present situation these can imagine perhaps with what feelings I rehearse these recitals but no how can you no woman lives upon the Earth that could tell an experience like mine and when I retrace my life In scenes like that which were to give vent to my feelings should here describe I seem again to press the warm hand that I then held within my own and rest my weary head upon that affectionate breast that supports it now no more but Oh My God give me strength and be thou my God and help in every time of need and support me yet a little longer untill my work is done and then may the angels waft me to my home in Heaven but enough I must not indulge my heart for My tale of woe is to be told hereafter
The evening after our arrival at we visited She was very much pleased to see as she said had heard of our situation and was afraid that we would be drowned on the Lake this evening She had a pair twins brought in that was given to her a few days before— these children were taken to supply the places of a pair of twins which she had lost. gave us the use of a room which we occupied but 2 weeks when we moved onto a farm which was purchased by Joseph and the Church on this farm my family were all established with this arrangement that we were to cultivate the farm and the produce was to be applied to the suport our families families and the use of persons who were came to the place and had no acquaintances there— word being received from the brethren that were sent to desiring Joseph to come to them his enquiring of the Lord the following revelation was given that the brethren must take a a Mission and set out without purse or scrip in the direction of by diff [p. [6], bk. 12]
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