Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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  • Historical Introduction
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had cause to fear the latter as much as to hope for the former when arrived at Now called it was sometime before he could learn exactly where his had gone but as soon as he obtained the necessary intelligence he went immediately to him and had the pleasure of finding him in good health although in great anxiety about the family for he did not know how we were situated nor where we were for we designed moveing to soon after he left us— As soon as it was known that was in the place a part of the inhabitants were very anxious that he should prearch and he agreed to do so but there were a few that declared that if he did preach they would tar and feather him and of these one was Mr Bear a man of extraordinary size and strength besides him were 3 others no less than he as these men came in was just taking his text which was “The poor deluded Mormons” the singularity of this text excited their curiosity so much that they stopped in the door saying wait let’s see what he will do with his text and they waited so long that they either forgot what they came for or they changed their minds for they made no further move towards making use of tar or feathers and when he got through preaching Mr Bear frankly confessed his conviction of the truth and was baptized. Soon afterwards told his that we should set out for as soon and we wished him to be ready to go with us. then returned home and his went again to while he was absent second child sophronia was born at and was there untill We were ready to set out for when I went to him with a conveyance to take him to the rest of his family we were shotly on our way together right glad to meet [p. [3], bk. 15]
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