Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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When the usual salutations had passed between the sisters   told Mrs C that I had come to  and was waiting for to see her and enquired  if she should ask me into her room Stop si[s]ter said  the Elder sis of two I am so nervous I cannot see her  now but I am glad She is here and will be happy  to have her come in as soon as my nerves are a litt le <more> settled again— Well Mrs Cooper said there  is another thing I want to mention to you  has some three or four Elders with her who are yet at  the tavern and she wishes to have them invited  here also Oh Dear No I am so nervous that I nev er could endure it in the world it would kill do  me do not think of it. saw that it was in vain  to urge the Matter and when her sister thought that  she was composed enough to meet me her she dir ected her to call me in to her room but s  heart was full to overflowing. She knew that Lovisa  that is Mrs Cooper had received as much of my  attention when a child as either of My own had  done and that My feelings for all my brothers  children were unusualy tender and on this account  She felt disagreeable to bear be the bearer of her sisters  refusal to meet her and my but after  giving vent to her feelings in a flood of tears She came  to me and gave me to understand what <was> the situation  of affairs. I went into Lovisa’s room and she seemed  very much pleased to see me after a great some fashion able remarks on both sides I said Lovisa I have 4  of my brethren with me and one of them is your cousin   <and> I want to have them invited here if I stay  Oh! No! No! No! exclaimed she cannot I never coul can  consent to it! Never why I am so nervous that I can  am not in a proper situation to see any one company  does so agitate me. every Now Lovisa said I do you  know what it is that ails you I can tell you exa ctly there is a good spirit and an evil one opperating upon  you and the bad spirit has almost got possession of your [p. [11], bk. 12]
When the usual salutations had passed between the sisters told Mrs C that I had come to and was waiting to see her and enquired if she should ask me into her room Stop sister said the Elder of two I am so nervous I cannot see her now but I am glad She is here and will be happy to have her come in as soon as my nerves are a settled again— Well Mrs Cooper said there is another thing I want to mention to you has some three or four Elders with her who are yet at the tavern and she wishes to have them invited here also Oh Dear No I am so nervous that I never could endure it in the world it would kill me do not think of it. saw that it was in vain to urge the Matter and when her sister thought that she was composed enough to meet me her she directed her to call me to her room but s heart was full to overflowing. She knew that Lovisa that is Mrs Cooper had received as much of my attention when a child as either of My own had done and that My feelings for all my brothers children were unusualy tender and on this account She felt disagreeable to be the bearer of her sisters refusal to meet her and my but after giving vent to her feelings in a flood of tears She came to me and gave me to understand what was the situation of affairs. I went into Lovisa’s room and she seemed very much pleased to see me after some fashionable remarks on both sides I said Lovisa I have 4 of my brethren with me one of them is your cousin and I want to have them invited here if I stay Oh! No! No! No! exclaimed she I never can consent to it! why I am so nervous that I am not in a proper situation to see any one company does so agitate me. Now Lovisa said I do you know what it is that ails you I can tell you exactly there is a good spirit and an evil one opperating upon you and the bad spirit has almost got possession of your [p. [11], bk. 12]
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