Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Book 14

Nothing of suficient importance to demand Special attention  occurred from this time untill The ensueing summer when  they Brethren began to discus the subject of building  another meeting a house as the first was now rather small  to afford room for the increased congregation—
A councill was called and Joseph requested the brethren  to each one to rise and give his views and after they  were through he would give <his> opinion they <all> Spoke one  some thought that it would be better to build a frame  others said that a frame was too costly kind of a house  and the majority concluded upon the putting up a log  house and made their calculations about what they  could do towards it building it— Joseph rose and remind ed them that they were not making a house for themselves  or any other man but a house for God— And shall we breth ren build a for Our God of logs. No brethren  I have a better plan than that I have the plan of the   given by himself he I <you> will see by this  the difference between our calculations and his Ideas  The He then gave them the plan in full of the at <with> which when the brethren heard they  were highly delighted with and particularly who was an twice as much animated as though it  were for himself and declared that he would stri ke the first blow towards building <the> it for God  Before the meiting closed they (and it was then saturday night <after noon>) they went <resolved> upon laying the corner stone <one week from> the succeeding Wed nesday. Now brethren said Joseph let us go select a place  for the building they then all went out and when they came to a  certain field of wheat which my sons had sown the fall before  they made choice of a spot which was situated in the North West  corner of this field came <ran> to the house and caught the sythe  and <and> was about returning to the place without giving any explan ation but I stopt him and asked him where he was going with the  sythe he said we are preparing to build a for the [p. [1], bk. 14]

Book 14

Nothing of suficient importance to demand Special attention occurred from this time untill The ensueing summer when the Brethren began to discus the subject of building another meeting house as the first was now rather small to afford room for the increased congregation—
A councill was called and Joseph requested the brethren each one to rise and give his views and after they were through he would give his opinion they all Spoke some thought that it would be better to build a frame others said that a frame was too costly kind of a house and the majority concluded upon the putting up a log house and made their calculations about what they could do towards building it— Joseph rose and reminded them that they were not making a house for themselves or any other man but a house for God— And shall we brethren build a for Our God of logs. No brethren I have a better plan than that I have the plan of the given by himself you will see by this the difference between our calculations and his Ideas He then gave them the plan in full of the at with which when the brethren heard they were highly delighted and particularly who was twice as much animated as though it were for himself and declared that he would strike the first blow towards building the Before the meiting closed (and it was then saturday afternoon) they resolved upon laying the corner stone one week from the succeeding Wednesday. Now brethren said Joseph let us go select a place for the building they then all went out and when they came to a certain field of wheat which my sons had sown the fall before they made choice of a spot which was situated in the North West corner of this field ran to the house and caught the sythe and was about returning to the place without giving any explanation but I stopt him and asked him where he was going with the sythe he said we are preparing to build a for the [p. [1], bk. 14]
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