Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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It will be observed by the Times and seasons that   came up to before Joseph set out for  — soon after <> he arrived <in > there he attended a <was a prayer> meeting  which was held in a barn which my had prepare<d>  with seats so that <we could hold> meetings could be held in it in the  summer as had just arrived but a short time  previous from the brethren were very anxious  to hear <a sermon> from him and after waiting sometime for him he  came in appearing much aggitated he did not go to the sta nd but but commenced pacing back and forth through an  aisle that was left between the seats af My spoke  to him about preaching said he would like to hear him  speak paid little attention to what he said but  spoke in a very <> said replied, vevehemently [vehemently] that there should not  be a prayer put up <saying> <that> the keys of the kingdom were <are> rent  from the Church and there shall not be a prayer put up  in this place to day. Oh no said My I hope not  They are said I tell the keys are rent from this  people and no man or woman shall put a prayer here this  day— This produced a great excitement in the minds of  some <many> of the sisters and some brethren— The brethren stared  and turned pale— the sisters cryed and for a few minutes  we were in confusion were at a stand what course to take   <particularly> was much terrified Oh! dear me Said she  what shall we do what shall we do the keys of the Kingd om are taken from us— <and what shall we do> was a I tell repeated   the with much apparent feeling the keys of kingdom  are wrent from thos <you> and you never will have them ag ain untill you build me a new house. was  vexed at this frivolous maneuvering he got up and took  his hat saying I’ll put a stop to this fuss pretty quick  I am going for Joseph. Oh do’nt do’nt for pity ’s sake go bring Joseph here it is no use for says the key we have lost the keys of the kingd om and where is the use of bringing Joseph here.
went on paid no attention to her but went for a horse  and set out that night <evening> which was Saturday after his [p. [5], bk. 13]
It will be observed by the Times and seasons that came up to before Joseph set out for — soon after arrived in there was a prayer meeting held in a barn which my had prepared with seats so that we could hold meetings in it in the summer as had just arrived but a short time previous from the brethren were very anxious to hear a sermon from him and after waiting sometime for him he came in appearing much aggitated he did not go to the stand but but commenced pacing back and forth through an aisle that was left between the seats My spoke to him about preaching replied, vevehemently [vehemently] the keys of the kingdom are rent from the Church and there shall not be a prayer put up in this place to day. Oh no said My I hope not They are said I tell the keys are rent from this people and no man or woman shall put a prayer here this day— This produced a great excitement in the minds of many of the sisters and some brethren— The brethren stared and turned pale— the sisters cryed and for a few minutes we were at a stand what course to take particularly was much terrified Oh! dear me Said she what shall we do what shall we do the keys of the Kingdom are taken from us— and what shall we do I tell repeated the with much apparent feeling the keys of kingdom are wrent from you and you never will have them again untill you build me a new house. was vexed at this frivolous maneuvering he got up and took his hat saying I’ll put a stop to this fuss pretty quick I am going for Joseph. Oh do’nt do’nt for pity’s sake go bring Joseph here it is no use for says we have lost the keys of the kingdom and where is the use of bringing Joseph here.
paid no attention to her but went for a horse and set out that evening which was Saturday after his [p. [5], bk. 13]
Page [5], bk. 13