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 informed of the cause of arrest his being arrested and what was necessary to his escape from <im>prisonment— 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 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 arrangements 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 untill by the help of and who said that he was our friend at this time escaped out of the window & he travelled about four miles and stopped with father who is the father of Miss the poetess. The old man said he would secreet him and calle forbid his family 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 saying 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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