Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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I shall now return <retrace> my steps unto the 1st of Sept when  Joseph began to make preparations to remove his family to   This he did in order to facillitate the translation  of the Bible whicch he had previously commenced—  The brethren also who had been commanded to go to were making every preparation to obey the voice of  the Lord on this wise designing to leave for   the ensueing Oct. which they <accordingly> did— on the 12th  day of September Joseph started removed with his family  which consisted of his and two adopted children who  were the twins before spoken of shortly after <in a short time> he was follo wed by who followed settled his family  near to Joseph in order to act in his office of scribe to  Joseph as is mentioned in my sons history with many rev lations particulars not immediately connected with my  narative Nothing of importance he says occurred untill the  25 of— March— here <the> reviser may follow the Times  and Seasons commencing P 611— thence 624 first sentence  thence While Joseph was gone was by her husbands  <and > request moved to and <as> desired her  to go to his house and tarry with his untill her husband  and himself (for went with Joseph to )  returned home— When came to brother s house  and made known her design and the wish of Her Mrs  ’s ) communicated the  same to an <elderly> maiden Aunt who lived with her at but  the Aunt whose name was sarrah Smith was highly  offended and declared that if staid She would go  away. upon this rel invited to lea ve This came to the ears of said This However I was never  aware of until very lately and although <she lived> with us and very  near us She said nothing of the mortif[y]ing circumstance  least it Should injure feelings— She was then young  and being naturaly ambitious <and> her whole heart was occupi ed in the work of the Lord and she felt no interest ex[cept] [p. [[7], bk. 13]]
I shall now retrace my steps unto the 1st of Sept when Joseph began to make preparations to remove his family to This he did in order to facillitate the translation of the Bible whicch he had previously commenced— The brethren also who had been commanded to go to were making every preparation to obey the voice of the Lord on this wise designing to leave for the ensueing Oct. which they accordingly did— on the 12th day of September Joseph removed with his family which consisted of his and two adopted children who were the twins before spoken of in a short time he was followed by who settled his family near to Joseph in order to act in his office of scribe to Joseph as is mentioned in my sons history with many particulars not immediately connected with my narative Nothing of importance he says occurred untill the 25 of— March— here the reviser may follow the Times and Seasons commencing P 611— thence 624 first sentence While Joseph was gone was by her husbands request moved to and as desired her to go to his house and tarry with his untill her husband and himself (for went with Joseph to ) returned home— When came to s house and made known her design and the wish of Her ’s ) communicated the same to an elderly maiden Aunt who lived with her but the Aunt whose name was sarrah Smith was highly offended and declared that if staid She would go away. upon this invited to leave This However I was never aware of until lately and although she lived with us and very near us She said nothing of the mortifying circumstance least it Should injure feelings— She was then young and being naturaly ambitious and her whole heart was in the work of the Lord and she felt no interest except [p. [[7], bk. 13]]
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