Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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and upon finding that the <prisoner> had fled he made  a great parade calling out that he was gone and  hunting in every direction for the fugitive he  came to me and enquired if was at home  this frightened me very much and I exclaimed   You have taken my away and given  him into the hands of the mob that they might mur der him and they have done it killed him but this he  denied but gave me no explanation in a short time  however I found out where he was and sent hi  him money and clothes to travel with and when  he were was ready to start he se <and> he started in a few days  with my youngest son and Brother Wilber for . by this [time?] there were hanbills stuck up at <on> every  public or private road giving a discription of his person  and not no means was left untried which ingenuity could  invent to prevent his escape runners were sent through  the country to watch for him and with authority  to bring him back in case they found him. but despite  their utmost exertions he eluded them and succeeded  in getting to without fallure— after rem aining at this place with brother Tailor—
an a man by the name of came to   to see about soon after his departure,  and finding him abse that he had he went to where my was stopping at the time   persuaded him <> to accompany him  home to a town situated in the same county <which> where the above  named gentleman resided after he had been <had remained> with   about about 2 weeks and then returned when the he  be very became very uneasy about him as we h not  having received any intelligence of him since  he left us accordingly resolved to go  in pursuit of him to see whether how he was sit uated whether he had met with or and comfor tably provided for on or had fallen into the hands  of his enemies and been murdered by them as we [p. [2], bk. 15]
and upon finding that the prisoner had fled he made a great parade calling out that he was gone and hunting in every direction for the fugitive he came to me and enquired if was at home this frightened me very much and I exclaimed You have taken my away and given him into the hands of the mob that they might murder him and they have killed him this he denied but gave me no explanation in a short time however I found out where he was and sent him money and clothes to travel with and he started in a few days with my youngest son and Brother Wilber for . by this [time] there were hanbills stuck up on every public or private road giving a discription of his person and no means was left untried which ingenuity could invent to prevent his escape runners were sent through the country to watch for him and with authority to bring him back in case they found him. but despite their utmost exertions he eluded them and succeeded in getting to — after remaining at this place with brother Tailor—
a man by the name of came to to see soon after his departure, and finding that he had he went to where my was stopping at the time persuaded to accompany him to a town situated in the same county where the above named gentleman resided had remained with about 2 weeks he became very uneasy about him not having received any intelligence of him since he left us accordingly resolved to go in pursuit of him to see how he was situated whether he had met with or and comfortably provided for or had fallen into the hands of his enemies and been murdered by them as we [p. [2], bk. 15]
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