Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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that was always as feint hearted as any woman and far more so than his <own> wife for had his faith patience and courage been as genuine as Sister Rigdons he would not have been where he is now when those wh the 12 many of whom were then cheerful to take the brunt of danger and hardship that he recoiled from are Shining as much brighter in comparison to him as the Light of the Sun is brighter than the smoke of a tar hill
The next move the mob no I will now return to the Mob for we have said little of their proceedings for sometime principally because they were not of suficient importance to demand attention. but when they found that despite their best endeavors we had built our the and that we were to in midst of our comfort which we enjoyed on account of it become divided they began to renew their diligence to effect the desire of their hearts which was our overthrow Their first movement towards this was to commence sueing My son Joseph for debt and with this pretense they would Siezed upon every any <every> piece of property which they could have least pretext to lay hold upon and they considered it quite sufficient if the article in question belonged to any one of the family Their great they determined to have <get> the possession of some Mum[m]ies and the records which attended them and declared that they would fetch them all from the Mormon meeting and burn them and accordingly they levied an execution upon them claiming that they belonged to Joseph and he was owing them a debt of 50 dollars this was an unjust demand and for we was not oweing any man out of the church any thing but as Joseph had and by various stratagems we kept them out of the hands of the rabble who were joined to with the appostates in devising every invention for our to get these things into their hands possession in order to destroy the only then existing evidence in writing of the book [p. [11], bk. 14]
that was always as feint hearted as any woman and far more so than his own wife for had his faith patience and courage been as genuine as Sister Rigdons he would not have been where he is now when the 12 many of whom were then cheerful to take the brunt of danger and hardship that he recoiled from are Shining as much brighter in comparison to him as the Light of the Sun is brighter than the smoke of a tar hill
I will now return to the Mob for we have said little of their proceedings for sometime principally because they were not of suficient importance to demand attention. but when they found that despite their best endeavors we had built the and that we were in midst of our comfort which we enjoyed on account of it become divided they began to renew their diligence to effect the desire of their hearts which was our overthrow Their first movement towards this was to commence sueing My son Joseph for debt and with this pretense they Siezed upon every piece of property which they could have least pretext to lay hold upon and they considered it quite sufficient if the article in question belonged to any one of the family they determined to get possession of some Mummies and the records which attended them and declared that they would fetch them all from the Mormon meeting and burn them accordingly they levied an execution upon them claiming that they belonged to Joseph and he was owing them a debt of 50 dollars this was an unjust demand for we was not oweing any man out of the church any thing and by various stratagems we kept them out of the hands of the rabble who were joined with the appostates in devising every invention to get these things into their possession in order to destroy the only then existing evidence in writing of the book [p. [11], bk. 14]
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