Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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I told her I thought she must be a little mistaken in regard to that matter for my son had taken the twins which She left and I had an Idea that I knew something near the truth of the affair— I know all about it said the lady Well now said [I] perhaps not just stop a moment and I will explain a little no that I wont said the we Then said I will introduce you to himself and let him tell the story said I turning to who stood near just before this However the chamber maid who was very friendly to went down stairs and complained to <the> Lady’s husband of her his wife’s unbecoming behaviour and before she had heard a dozen words from <our> r her husband came bustling up stairs said here <here>. they tell me you are abusing this old lady and taking her hand drew it within his arm Marched her off at an unusualy quick pace
but by this time a large number of the passenges had gathered round and the subject being introduced the Elders continued it and they preached most of the time except while they were sleeping untill all we arrived in the impression upon the minds of the passengers was very favorable and we could have disposed of a quantity of Books but we had none with us— When we landed in it was dark and My thought we it would be advisable for us to for us to put up at the <a> tavern as her sister Mrs Cooper who was the only one of My brothers family who lived in was in very ill health with a ner[v]ous affection which she had been under the influence of for several years—
The next morning (Now ) <and > went to her sisters house and found Mrs Cooper was in her room when we arrived lying on the bed went to her but I remained in the setting room as her housekeeper thought that our both going in at once would agitate her Mrs Cooper so much that it might be an injury to her [p. [10], bk. 12]
I told her I thought she must be a little mistaken in regard to that matter for my son had taken the twins which She left and I had an Idea that I knew something near the truth of the affair— I know all about it said the lady Well now said [I] perhaps not just stop a moment and I will explain a little no that I wont said the Then I will introduce you to himself and let him tell the story said I turning to who stood near just before this However the chamber maid who was very friendly to went down stairs and complained to the Lady’s husband of his wife’s unbecoming behaviour and before she had heard a dozen words from our r her husband came bustling up stairs said here. they tell me you are abusing this old lady and taking her hand drew it within his arm Marched her off at an unusualy quick pace
but by this time a large number of the passenges had gathered round and the subject being introduced the Elders continued it and they preached most of the time except while they were sleeping untill we arrived in the impression upon the minds of the passengers was very favorable and we could have disposed of a quantity of Books but we had none with us— When we landed in it was dark and My thought it would be advisable for us to for us to put up at a tavern as her sister Mrs Cooper who was the only one of My brothers family who lived in was in very ill health with a nervous affection which she had been under the influence of for several years—
The next morning (Now ) and went to her sisters house Mrs Cooper was in her room when we arrived lying on the bed went to her but I remained in the setting room as her housekeeper thought that our both going in at once would agitate Mrs Cooper so much that it might be an injury to her [p. [10], bk. 12]
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