Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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  • Historical Introduction
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ined withe the hopes of pleasing our appetites particu larly ’s as she was not inclined to take any kind  of food into her stomach and when I got better I found  that since She was sick she had ate nothing but ice and  drank ice water but her fever was broken and in a  little while by careful nursing she was able to walk  about a little— previous to this however had  sent one brother Lumereaux to to see if  any intelligence could be obtained concerning the  prisoners this man received strict injunctions from the  brethren not to return untill he saw my sons or kne w Where they were he had now been gone a long  time and no inteligence came of him or the prisoners  when about the time that began to walk <go>  about on her feet a little and came from near to see if Lumereaux had  writen or returned and upon learning that he had  not been heard of was in despair he  said that he never would consent to having another  Messenger sent on such buisness that he would go him self for says he you cannot get any body to do as they  ought to do just then news came that Lumereaux  had come back but had not seen Joseph or upon this felt worse than  ever and blamed Lumereaux very much with non  performance of duty— I listened to him some time  at last an assurance entered my heart that my sons  would be at home by the following night and it  filled my souls with such joy that I exclaimed  aloud with tears I shall see my sons  again before tomorrow night No said he I am perfectly discouraged I don’t know as we  shall ever see them again in the world at any rate  do not flatter yourself that they will be here as soon as  that for I tell you will be disappointed I always believed  every thing you told me before but I have no fa[i]th  in what you say <for> I cannot see any prospect of your prophecy [p. [3], bk. 17]
ined withe the hopes of pleasing our appetites particularly ’s as she was not inclined to take any kind of food into her stomach and when I got better I found that since She was sick she had ate nothing but ice and drank ice water but her fever was broken and in a little while by careful nursing she was able to walk about a little— previous to this however had sent one brother Lumereaux to to see if any intelligence could be obtained concerning the prisoners this man received strict injunctions from the brethren not to return untill he saw my sons or knew Where they were he had now been gone a long time and no inteligence came of him or the prisoners about the time that began to go about on her feet a little and came from near to see if Lumereaux had writen or returned and upon learning that he had not been heard of was in despair he said that he never would consent to having another Messenger sent on such buisness that he would go himself for says he you cannot get any body to do as they ought to do just then news came that Lumereaux had come back but had not seen Joseph or upon this felt worse than ever and blamed Lumereaux very much with non performance of duty— I listened to him some time at last an assurance entered my heart that my sons would be at home by the following night and it filled my soul with such joy that I exclaimed aloud with tears I shall see my sons again before tomorrow night No said he I am perfectly discouraged I don’t know as we shall ever see them again in the world at any rate do not flatter yourself that they will be here as soon as that for I tell you will be disappointed I always believed every thing you told me before but I have no faith in what you say for I cannot see any prospect of your prophecy [p. [3], bk. 17]
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