Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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scenes of danger where lives were exposed when he  was always the first to the rescue and thus was  the means of saving many a helpless victim from  the jaws of Death the particulars of <one of these> which I  <will circumstances> have not here relate least I should exhaust the  patience of my readers— one circumstance of this kind  <took place in *>
Soloman the youngest Son of my father was  born and reared brought up married and  still lives in the town of Gilsom and although  64 <70> years old he has never traveled farther than  where his Buisness leads him twice a year to purc hase goods He has gathered to himself in that  rocky Region Fields Flocks and herds that  multiply and increase upon the Mountains—  He has been known these 20 yeas as captain Solomon  Mack of Gilson and as he lives to speak for he  himself and I have chiefly to do with the dead I  will leave him by hoping that as he has lived peac eibly with all men so he may die happily
<* in Montague <(suposed to be in New hampshire)> in Miller’s river. Daniel saved  the lives of 3 men— a great many men— a great many men met spoke  of swiming>
<Daniel advised them not to do so on account of  danger but 3 of them presisted and came near  drowning no one would do anything for them  Daniel went in they were clinched to some vine  that grew on the bottom of the river Daniel tore up  the vines and brought the men one by one  to the Ropes when he brought out the first he  ordered the bystanders to prepare some barrels  to roll the men on in order to fetch them too  he then had a bed prepared for each of them  and when they were warmly wrapped in bed  he gave up his time to attending upon them  untill they were quite restored could speak> [p. [[16], bk. [1]]]
scenes of danger where lives were exposed when he was always the first to the rescue and thus was the means of saving many a helpless victim from the jaws of Death of — one circumstance of this kind took place in *
Soloman the youngest Son of my father was born and brought up married and still lives in the town of Gilsom and although 70 years old he has never traveled farther than where his Buisness leads him twice a year to purchase goods He has gathered to himself in that rocky Region Fields Flocks and herds that multiply and increase upon the Mountains— He has been known these 20 yeas as captain Solomon Mack of Gilson and as he lives to speak for himself and I have chiefly to do with the dead I will leave him by hoping that as he has lived peaceibly with all men so he may die happily
* Montague (suposed to be in New hampshire) in Miller’s river. Daniel saved the lives of 3 men— a great many men— a great many men met spoke of swiming
Daniel advised them not to do so on account of danger but 3 of them presisted and came near drowning no one would do anything for them Daniel went in they were clinched to some vine that grew on the bottom of the river Daniel tore up the vines and brought the men one by one to the Ropes when he brought out the first he ordered the bystanders to prepare some barrels to roll the men on in order to fetch them too he then had a bed prepared for each of them and when they were warmly wrapped in bed he gave up his time to attending upon them untill they were could speak [p. [[16], bk. [1]]]
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