Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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for the church and the cause of truth whatever She found Her hands found to do she did with her might and did not ask the selfish question shall I be benefited any more than any one else if Elders were sent away to preach she was the first to go volunteer her services to assist in clothing them for their journey she lived Her countenance always wore a happy expression of Zeal and let her own privations be what they might like the son of Altnomak She [blank] Scorned to complained
She lived with brother and occasionaly spending a short time with us. When her during the Joseph’s abscence She was not Idle for the she moment <labored> faithfully with for the interest of those with whom She staid cheering them by her lively <and spirited> conversation Now see Times and season Page 626 commencing date May 6th.
After the return of Joseph <her husband> a comfortable house was provided for and her adopted and this house belonged to Brothers and being previously occupied by for a store soon after She moved into this house Joseph left her again <in the care of who watched over her with the most faithful care and attention.> and as he observes while he was gone his son was born. soon after Joseph returned from the eastern country he had arrangements made for establishing a schooll for the Elders and sent for them to come in it was at this time that a revelation was given that my children who were absent should return and the school of prophets was organized which is Spoken of in the Book of Covenants and which was held in an upper room of the house that Joseph occupied when My sons returned and had rested themselves Joseph took them with all of the males and as well as those who had been away on Missions into the room Where the school of the prophets was kept and girding himself administered to them the ordinance of Washing of feet according to the directions of the Savior who said If I wash your feet ye ough[t] also to wash one anothers feet—. When the ceremony was over the spirit of the Lord fell upon them and they spake in other [p. [[8], bk. 13]]
for the church and the cause of truth whatever Her hands found to do she did with her might and did not ask the selfish question shall I be benefited any more than any one else if Elders were sent away to preach she was the first to volunteer her services to assist in clothing them for their journey and let her own privations be what they might like the son of Altnomak She [blank] Scorned to complain
She lived with brother and occasionaly spending a short time with us. during Joseph’s abscence She was not Idle for she labored faithfully for the interest of those with whom She staid cheering them by her lively and spirited conversation Now see Times and season Page 626 commencing date May 6th.
After the return of her husband a comfortable house was provided for and her adopted and this house belonged to Brothers and being previously occupied for a store soon after She moved into this house Joseph left her in the care of who watched over her with the most faithful care and attention. and as he observes while he was gone his son was born. soon after Joseph returned from the eastern country he had arrangements made for establishing a schooll for the Elders and sent for them to come in it was at this time that a revelation was given that my children who were absent should return and the school of prophets was organized which is Spoken of in the Book of Covenants and which was held in an upper room of the house that Joseph occupied when My sons returned and had rested themselves Joseph took them with all of the males and as well as those who had been away on Missions into the room Where the school of the prophets was kept and girding himself administered to them the ordinance of Washing of feet according to the directions of the Savior who said If I wash your feet ye ought also to wash one anothers feet—. When the ceremony was over the spirit of the Lord fell upon them and they spake in other [p. [[8], bk. 13]]
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