Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Mormon which was accessible to the world. the persecution became so hot that Joseph found that if would be necessary for him to leave and go to and he was preparing for his journey when the first effort was made to get the mumies and their attendant records but and bo and he was one evening in our house Speaking of various things which he wished to have them do in case he left when it was quite late he rose to go home but as he was about leaving he turned to the company saying well brethren one thing more I do not want you to be concerned about me for I Shall see you again for I have let what will happen for the I have a lease of my life 5 years any way and they will not kill me till after that time is expired when we came to hear from his hou house the next morning he had gone on his journey having received an intimation of suo immediate danger he set out in the night with his family and a beds and bedding and clothing suficient to make them comfortable ’s oldest was then only [blank] old— soon after Joseph left the constable came to our house (this mans name was who had formerly been a member of the church) and requested <serving a summons on> to go <served a summons on> requested him to go to the Magistrates office Saying that no Mischief was intended that it was <of> a peaceable nature was then Sick and I begged of not to take him awa aways among <our> Enemies for I knew by experience how to take there civil writs indeed they too often proved to be very uncivil for thier design was generaly false imprisonment however nothing else would satisfy those very civil men but his going into a crowd of apostates & Mobocrats and run the risk of what treatment he might receive at their hands— [p. [12], bk. 14]
Mormon which was accessible to the world. the persecution became so hot that Joseph found that if would be necessary for him to leave and go to and he was preparing for his journey when the first effort was made to get the mumies and their attendant records and he was one evening in our house Speaking of various things which he wished to have them do in case he left when it was quite late he rose to go home but as he was about leaving he turned to the company saying well brethren one thing more I Shall see you again let what will happen for I have a lease of my life 5 years any way and they will not kill me till after that time is expired when we came to hear from his house the next morning he had gone on his journey having received an intimation of immediate danger he set out in the night with his family and a beds bedding and clothing suficient to make them comfortable ’s oldest was then only [blank] old— soon after Joseph left the constable came to our house (this mans name was who had formerly been a member of the church) and serving a summons on requested him to go to the Magistrates office Saying that no Mischief was intended that it was of a peaceable nature was then Sick and I begged not to take him away among our Enemies for I knew by experience how to take there civil writs indeed they too often proved to be very uncivil for thier design was generaly false imprisonment however nothing else would satisfy those very civil men but his going into a crowd of apostates & Mobocrats and run the risk of what treatment he might receive at their hands— [p. [12], bk. 14]
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