Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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in such or case of trial After his first burst of grief  was over he called a councill and it was res olved that the brethren should be called from the  surrounding country to and when Suf ficient time was had to prepare those in and who ever should be called from abroad that they would all  set off for to assist the brethren against their  oppressive neighbors in protecting their rights. <for the purpose of protecting of forming  a treaty with the mob and also to take clothing and money to>  relieve them in their distress as soon as they could  make the necessary collections and preparations <*> they star ted and there was near 200 in number thoroughly armed  equiped— Previous to their leaving the Brethren had  commenced a small building which was designed for a  school hous meeting house and school house and Bro ther was left to finish this house in  order that it might be in readiness to hold Mee tings in the ensuing winter— after When the brethren  were gone and we became settled that were left at home  held meetings in School house although it was merely ser ved as a shelter from the sun but it seemed as thou if  the prince of the power of the air was permited  greatly to prevail against us for on several successive  sabaths before meeting was closed we were overtaken  by dreadful storms which troubled us grea[t]ly as we  were unusually anxious to meet together in order to unite  our faith in behalf of our brethren who were either sett led in or journeying thither through great <at the peril of>  their lives— We accordingly began to rather urege upon   the necesity of hurrying the building  but he said he could not do anything about it for  he had no means to do with. <and many things required cash and as well as time— the sash for instance would cost 6  cents a light and then he must bring them from which he had not time to do> This made me feel  very sorrowful for we much needed the <(a)> house of  worship and <where> we could hold meetings without being inte rupted an as no we must be in a dwelling where a fam ily resided— I studied sometime upon it and at last  I told my that I thought that I could collect  means for finis[h]ing the house my single self <and> if he wo uld consent to it I would try and see what I could [p. [10], bk. 13]
in such or case of trial After his first burst of grief was over he called a councill and it was resolved that the brethren should be called from the surrounding country to and when Sufficient time was had to prepare those in and whoever should be called from abroad that they would all set off for for the purpose of forming a treaty with the mob and also to take clothing and money to relieve them in their distress as soon as they could make the necessary collections and preparations * they started and there was near 200 in number thoroughly equiped— Previous to their leaving the Brethren had commenced a small building which was designed for a meeting house and school house and Brother was left to finish this house in order that it might be in readiness to hold Meetings in the ensuing winter— When the brethren were gone we that were left at home held meetings in School house although it merely served as a shelter from the sun but it seemed as if the prince of the power of the air was permited greatly to prevail against us for on several successive sabaths before meeting was closed we were overtaken by dreadful storms which troubled us greatly as we were unusually anxious to meet together in order to unite our faith in behalf of our brethren who were either settled in or journeying thither at the peril of their lives— We accordingly began to rather urege upon the necesity of hurrying the building but he said he could not do anything about it for he had no means to do with. and many things required cash and as well as — the sash for instance would cost 6 cents a light and then he must bring them from which he had not time to do This made me feel very sorrowful for we much needed (a) house of worship where we could hold meetings without being interupted as we must be in a dwelling where a family resided— I studied sometime upon it and at last I told my that I thought that I could collect means for finishing the house my single self and if he would consent to it I would try and see what I could [p. [10], bk. 13]
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