Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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brother he got there in the after part of the night. Joseph was in bed come said laughing Joseph get up you must go back with me to and attend to things there we are in great trouble The we have lost the keys of the kingdom and they are having a terrible time— Joseph did not know what he could mean but when Hyrum told him what kind <a> freak had got into ’s head Joseph said that he would start as soon as he could get his breakfast— offered him a horse for he was a kind old man and would do anything in his power for Joseph or any of our family— They were soon on their journey and arrived in soon after the afternoon meeting began Joseph got up and told the brethren to cast of[f] all their fears for they were under a great mistake that they were under no transgression and said he I myself hold the Keys of this last dispensation and I forever will hold them in time and in eternity so set your hearts at rest for all is well After preaching a comforting discourse he appointed a councill to set the next day in which was tried for having lied in the name of the Lord and Joseph told him that he must suffer what he had and you shall said he be delivered over to the buffetings of satan and the Devil will handle you as one man handleth another and the less priesthood you have the better it will be for you therefore I advise you to give up your licence—
did as he was councilled and he afterwards stated that he [had] the most astonishing encounters with the devil on the following night that ever a man had he said that the he was dragged out of bed 3 times successively on the same night one thing is certain that is <viz.> his contrition of soul was apparently as great as a man could well live through after this he made an humble confession of and received his l <another> license the first is still in ’s hands— When Joseph had goten the church on <in> a traveling condition again he returned to and soon set off for according to the Times and Seasons refer to T. S. [p. [6], bk. 13]
brother he got there in the after part of the night. Joseph was in bed come said laughing Joseph get up you must go back with me to and attend to things there we are in great trouble we have lost the keys of the kingdom and they are having a terrible time— Joseph did not know what he could mean but when Hyrum told him what a freak had got into ’s head Joseph said that he would start as soon as he could get his breakfast— offered him a horse for he was a kind old man and would do anything in his power for Joseph or any of our family— They were soon on their journey and arrived in soon after the afternoon meeting began Joseph got up and told the brethren to cast off all their fears for they were under a great mistake that they were under no transgression and said he I myself hold the Keys of this last dispensation and I forever will hold them in time and in eternity so set your hearts at rest for all is well After preaching a comforting discourse he appointed a councill to set the next day in which was tried for having lied in the name of the Lord and Joseph told him that he must suffer what he had and you shall said he be delivered over to the buffetings of satan and the Devil will handle you as one man handleth another and the less priesthood you have the better it will be for you therefore I advise you to give up your licence—
did as he was councilled and he afterwards stated that he [had] the most astonishing encounters with the devil on the following night that ever a man had he said that he was dragged out of bed 3 times successively on the same night one thing is certain viz. his contrition of soul was apparently as great as a man could well live through after this he made an humble confession and received another license the first is still in ’s hands— When Joseph had goten the church in a traveling condition again he returned to and soon set off for according to the Times and Seasons refer to T. S. [p. [6], bk. 13]
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