Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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  • Historical Introduction
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Book 15

After arrived there. he was soon instructed infor med of the cause of arrest his being arrested and what was  necessary to his escape from <im>prisonment— he was ta ken before Esqr Cowdray for Marrying a couple as the  Apostates and the <mob—> did not consider that he was a  minister of the Gospel they contested his right to per form such a ceremony and he was fined the  Sum of $3000 for in and in default of paying this  he was sentenced to the penetentiary was  there but Still as he had not set out for  . mo bustled about and seemed to be  very much engaged preparing to send  draw writings for the money and <make> other arrange ments such as was required of him by the party  to which he belonged but he went to and  told him to take his into a room which  he pointed out to him and said I will  man[a]ge to get the window out and then  Leave you him <he will be> at liberty to jump out and  <go where he pleases> when and left the company   th told the mob that they were gone to make  consult together about raising the money and by  deceiving them in this way kept them still un till by the help of and   who said that he was our  friend at this time escaped out of the wind ow & he travelled about four miles and stop ped with father who is the father of Miss   the poetess. The old man said he  would secreet him and calle forbid his fami ly from saying to any one that  was there.— When supposed that my was out of their reach he started up &  ran into the room where he left him and say ing that he must see after the prisoner [p. [1], bk. 15]

Book 15

After arrived there. he was soon informed of the cause of his being arrested and what was necessary to his escape from imprisonment— he was taken before Esqr Cowdray for Marrying a couple as the Apostates and the mob— did not consider that he was a minister of the Gospel they contested his right to perform such a ceremony and he was fined the Sum of $3000 and in default of paying this he was sentenced to the penetentiary was there Still as he had not set out for . bustled about and seemed to be very much engaged preparing to
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