Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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  • Historical Introduction
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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 murder 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 remaining 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 situated whether he had met with or and comfortably 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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