Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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hear what was going on— In a little while after brought and caroline his wife to our house Son Samuel was born and when he was but 3 days old his I was compelled to leave home an <as> it soon s family were at this time living in a desolate lonely place about 30 Miles from <then> called Marrowbone afterwards named Shady Grove— had not been long gone when a number of the men in that who lived near him went to his and told her that the Mob was coming they there to drive all the Mormons from the country into and perhaps they would half of them be killed they accordingly advised her to go immediately to at all hazards for she woul and proffered to find her a waggon and boy to drive the Horses if She would do so She consented and they brought an open lumber waggon and put her bed into it on a bed with a very little clothing for herself and children. In this way She was started for with no one but a small boy to take care of her and the children and team and no provision <thing to eat> by the way when the[y] travelled a short about [blank] miles they stopped and staid over <for the> night in the<latter part of the> night it began to rain and and the water fell upon her in torrents for She had not shelter for herself or her infant but the bedding which was soon completely saturated with the rain that continued falling for sometime with great violence The next day started from to go to his own house but met her <his > in this situation— They he returned with her to and she arrived there about 36 hours after she left Marrowbone without having taken any nourisment since she set out and every garment upon her body as well as the her bed and bedding was [p. [11], bk. 15]
hear what was going on— In a little while after brought and caroline his wife to our house Son Samuel was born and when he was but 3 days old his was compelled to leave home as s family were at this time living in a desolate lonely place about 30 Miles from then called Marrowbone afterwards named Shady Grove— had not been long gone when a number of the men who lived near him went to his and told her that the Mob was coming there to drive all the Mormons from the country into and perhaps they would half of them be killed they accordingly advised her to go immediately to at all hazards and proffered to find her a waggon and boy to drive the Horses if She would do so She consented and they brought an open lumber waggon and put her into it on a bed with a very little clothing for herself and children. In this way She was started for with no one but a small boy to take care of her and the children and team and no thing to eat by the way when they travelled about [blank] miles they stopped for the night in thelatter part of the night it began to rain and the water fell upon her in torrents for She had no shelter for herself or her infant but the bedding which was soon completely saturated with the rain that continued falling for sometime with great violence The next day started from to go to his own house but met his in this situation— he returned with her to and she arrived there about 36 hours after she left Marrowbone without having taken any nourisment since she set out and every garment upon her body as well as her bed and bedding was [p. [11], bk. 15]
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