Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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  • Historical Introduction
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on their way over the and would be  in caught her bonnet and started for  s house as hard as She could run but the excite ment was not sufficient to keep up her strength and  when she got to the door She fell prostrate on the floor  after she had communicated the happy news to them she  returned to assist me in my preparations and Jose ph landed soon after and went immediately to see their fam ilies they withe their wives and the rest of the our connections  spent the next day with us when the news went abroad  that they Smiths had been liberated and were now at home  the Greys came down to our house and saluted  them in the most polite manner our friends swarmed  around us and we spent the day in eating and drinking  and making merry during <in> the afternoon I asked Joseph  in presence of the company if they were not on the prarie in the  situation in which I have related that I saw them in vision  They replied that they were I then asked  if he now believed what I had told him the evening  before he said he would forever after that time ack nowledge me a true prophet— The day passed  of[f] very pleasantly and My sons returned to their home  as happy as it was possible for them to be Chaptor
At little subsequent to this we were visited by a man  by the name of Miller from who  showed a very friendly disposition and requested us to  informed us that he had a quantity of land where he lived  and also a number of log houses that were somewhat out  of repair but if the brethren were disposed to settle on  his premises they might have the use of the houses by  repairing them We were much pleased with the dis position which he manifested and before he left   my sons and < and> my  son in Law agreed with him for a piece of Land suf ficient for both of them to work that season returned with him and after making preparations  for their families they removed them to that place [p. [5], bk. 17]
on their way over the and would be in caught her bonnet and started for s house as hard as She could run but the excitement was not sufficient to keep up her strength and when she got to the door She fell prostrate on the floor after she had communicated the happy news to them she returned to assist me and Joseph landed soon after and went immediately to see their families they withe their wives and the rest of our connections spent the next day with us when the news went abroad that the Smiths had been liberated and were now at home the Greys came down to our house and saluted them in the most polite manner our friends swarmed around us and we spent the day in eating and drinking and making merry during in the afternoon I asked Joseph in presence of the company if they were not on the prarie in the situation in which I have related that I saw them in vision They replied that they were I then asked if he now believed what I had told him the evening before he said he would forever after that time acknowledge me a true prophet— The day passed off very pleasantly and My sons returned to their home as happy as it was possible for them to be Chaptor
A little subsequent to this we were visited by a man by the name of Miller from who showed a very friendly disposition and informed us that he had a quantity of land where he lived and also a number of log houses that were somewhat out of repair but if the brethren were disposed to settle on his premises they might have the use of the houses by repairing them We were much pleased with the disposition which he manifested and before he left my sons and and my son in Law agreed with him for a piece of Land sufficient for both of them to work that season returned with him and after making preparations for their families they removed them to that place [p. [5], bk. 17]
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