Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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  • Historical Introduction
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was better and thought if she had a carriage to  ride in she could proceed on her journey The next  morning he went back with A carriage and the first  day She rode 30 miles and the day after 10 miles which  brought her to here When she got there We were  holding a meeting and did not expect her as the rain  had been pouring down in torrents all the fore noon  bu She was cold and her bed was very wet although  they drove at with great speed as soon as She was put  into a dry bed she had a dreadful ague fit we and  we called the elders to lay hands upon her this help ed her but She continued weak and inclined to  chills and fever for a long time the day after She  came I with my washed a very large quantity  of clothes with as much ease as though I had not  been out of health at all as
When our company was all gathered together we set out  for started on our journey again and arrived at   without any further difficulty. There  we met Joseph and , in good health as  they were had heard by and who  went into before us of my sickness and  were surprized to see me in so good health . We moved into a small log house having but one  room a very inconveinient place for so large a  family when Joseph saw how we were situa ted he said that proposed to us to take a  large tavern house which he had recently  purchased from and keep  a tavern and we did so[.] nothing of impor tance occurred from this time untill about the  first of August when an Election took place at The county seat of at this  election the Mormon Brethren went to the polls  as usual for the purpose of voting but a party  of men were collected there who were determined to  prevent them from exercising the priviledge of [p. [6], bk. 15]
was better and thought if she had a carriage to ride in she could proceed on her journey The next morning he went back with A carriage and the first day She rode 30 miles and the day after 10 miles which brought her to When she got there We were holding a meeting and did not expect her as the rain had been pouring down in torrents all the fore noon She was cold and her bed was very wet although they drove with great speed as soon as She was put into a dry bed she had a dreadful ague fit and we called the elders to lay hands upon her this helped her but She continued weak and inclined to chills and fever for a long time the day after She came I washed a very large quantity of clothes with as much ease as though I had not been out of health at all
When our company was all gathered together we started on our journey again and arrived at without any further difficulty. There we met Joseph and , in good health they had heard by and who went into before us of my sickness and were surprized to see me in so good health. We moved into a small log house having but one room a very inconveinient place for so large a family when Joseph saw how we were situated he proposed to us to take a large tavern house which he had recently purchased from and keep a tavern and we did so. nothing of importance occurred from this time untill about the first of August when an Election took place at The county seat of at this election the Mormon Brethren went to the polls as usual for the purpose of voting but a party of men were collected there who were determined to prevent them from exercising the priviledge of [p. [6], bk. 15]
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