Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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  • Historical Introduction
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he had sent him with a despatch to another part  of the and the messenger had taken him   told him that the horse must be returned  for he would not have him used in any such way  in a little while the despatch came up and  took the horse by the bridle and ordered the rider  to dismount and the officer also ca seconding the  order it was obeyed and the <was> horse led to the stab le. In a the Saints were now moving from
soon after this the brethren were compelled to ou lay down  there their arms and sign away their property it was done  immediately in front of our house and could hear  s speech <and> when he distinctly in which he declared  that my sons should must die that “there their die was cast there their  doom was fixed their fate was sealed and &c’” and also  that “if he could invoke the spirit of the unknown God  to rest upon us he would advise us to scatter abroad  &c”’ And I thought of the words of Paul to the Athen ians of the scripture which saith Ye “know not God.  I speak this to your shame” for did not  know that he could not measure arms with the Al mighty or he would not have told so positively what  was to befall my imprisoned children < sent  to Joseph and got a revelation>
made his arrangements as soon as possible to remove  his family to and in a short time had them  comfortably situated in the town of and sent  back his team for his s family but we loaded  the waggon with our goods but just before we were  ready to start word came that s fam ily were ready to start and they must have the wag gon thus we were compeled to remain a season  longer untill sent again the waggon  was again loaded and again unloaded for an other messenger came saying that my sons wife  was ready and she must have the waggon however  we after a long time succeeded in getting one wagg on in which to convey beds and clothing for Myself [p. [8], bk. 16]
he had sent a despatch to another part of the and the messenger had taken him told him that the horse must be returned for he would not have him used in any such way in a little while the despatch came up and took the horse by the bridle and ordered the rider to dismount and the officer seconding the order it was obeyed and the was horse led to the stable.
soon after this the brethren were compelled to lay down their arms and sign away their property it was done immediately in front of our house and could hear s speech distinctly in which he declared that my sons must die that “ their die was cast their doom was fixed their fate was sealed &c’” and also that “if he could invoke the spirit of the unknown God to rest upon us he would advise us to scatter abroad &c”’ And I thought of the scripture which saith Ye “know not God. I speak this to your shame” for did not know that he could not measure arms with the Almighty or he would not have told so positively what was to befall my imprisoned children sent to Joseph and got a revelation
made his arrangements as soon as possible to remove his family to and in a short time had them comfortably situated in the town of and sent back his team for his s family we loaded the waggon with our goods but just before we were ready to start word came that s family were ready to start and they must have the waggon thus we were compeled to remain a season longer untill sent again the waggon was again loaded and again unloaded for another messenger came saying that my sons wife was ready and she must have the waggon however we after a long time succeeded in getting one waggon in which to convey beds and clothing for My [p. [8], bk. 16]
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