Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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  • Historical Introduction
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turning against him her answer was that he would fall from his office because of transgression and either he () or would be appointed in his place and the one who did not seceed Joseph in his office would be a councillor to him who did— Those persons who were disaffected towards Joseph commenced collecting together around this girl as soon as this news came to their ears— untill was also one of the dissentors <and> He wrote the revelations that were given to this girl. who had always untill before been a good and faithful brother lived in the same house with and was soon imbibed the same Spirit not long after he became one one of their party I had was made acquainted with the fact and having a great regard for him I took <improved> the first opportunity of talking with him and to disuade him from continueing to associate with persons who would be the means of his destruction and as I had been informed that he had declared in one of their meethings that he had possessed power to send raise Joe Smith to the Highest heaven or cast him down to the lowest hell <*> <tell the whole story in full> I questioned him about the matter in presence of my in order to get him to Who <not knowing what I was talking of said do be still> when he heard this commence <began to> reason with upon the impiety of the course he was taking and warned him to repent and that speedily and confess his sins to the church or the judgements of God would overtake him He remained with us untill Midnight and he acknowledged his fault and said he would confess to the brethren The next Morning he which was thursday he was taken with a violent pain in his eyes th and he was in great distress for two days but on the evening of the second day he rose from his bed and kneeling down he besought the Lord to heal him and he covenantid before God that if he was healed he would make a full comfession befo[re] [p. [9], bk. 14]
turning against him her answer was that he would fall from his office because of transgression and either he () or would be appointed in his place and the one who did not seceed Joseph in his office would be a councillor to him who did— Those persons who were disaffected towards Joseph commenced collecting together around this girl as soon as this news came to their ears— was also one of the dissentors and He wrote the revelations that were given to this girl. who had always before been a good and faithful brother lived in the same house with and soon imbibed the same Spirit not long after he became one of their party I was made acquainted with the fact and having a great regard for him I improved the first opportunity of talking with him to disuade him from continueing to associate with persons who would be the means of his destruction and as I had been informed that he had declared in one of their meethings that he possessed power to raise Joe Smith to the Highest heaven or cast him down to the lowest hell * tell the whole story in full I questioned him about the matter in presence of my Who not knowing what I was talking of said do be still when he heard this began to reason with upon the impiety of the course he was taking and warned him to repent and that speedily and confess his sins to the church or the judgements of God would overtake him He remained with us untill Midnight and he acknowledged his fault and said he would confess to the brethren The next Morning he was taken with a violent pain in his eyes and he was in great distress for two days but on the evening of the second day he rose from his bed and kneeling down he besought the Lord to heal him and he covenantid before God that if he was healed he would make a full comfession before [p. [9], bk. 14]
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