Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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  • Historical Introduction
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should be inclined to award to us the justice which was  denied by a higher Athority power we plainly discovered that  the murder was licensed and every outrage upon us permitted  <*> <here occurs the conference the arrival of— and His undertaking>  However we did not loose all hopes of resting from perse cution for a season at least for The authorities of  had been very forward to give us every assurance of their  favor and it is our motto ever to trust our friends unti ll they betray our trust and so we acted in this insta nce resting perfectly secure upon the laws of which were  then and for some time after promptly executed in our favor  Soon after Josephs arrival, he had a house ere[c]ted purpo sely for his and we were soon very comfortably  situated <here ◊◊ours the ◊◊ s leg is broken and ’s and Josephs case  and the revelation to build the is given. revise take <notice>> as and My seemed to revive a little  in the spring but when the heat of the ensueing summer  came on he began to fail again this was in the sum mer of 1842 [1840] when again renewed her persecu tions against us and sent her officers with writs deman ding 60 of our brethren My sons with the rest as fugiti ves— from Justice and as they ch <chose to> called their proceed ings just the brethren concluded at this time to fly  from such justice and left the and were obliged  to absent themselves from their families sometime before  they writs were returned about this time General came into the and undertook to effect  [so]mthing by devising a scheme that would result in  the security of our brethren— I do not know what he  did I only know that he seemed to be very much  engaged about law as well Gospel but I <my heart> was then  too full of anxiety about my to enquire much  into matters which I did not understand and was as  Just as Joseph returned from (for they went into the  teritory at this time) his was taken with vomiting  blood and This was the first time that I alowed myself  to doubt but that he would soonner of later recover  from his illness but I now began concluded that he  was appointed unto death I sent for the children who  Joseph and who when they came <gave> laid hands   <gave him something to relieve his distress> [p. [3], bk. 18]
should be inclined to award to us the justice which was denied by a higher power we plainly discovered that the murder was licensed and every outrage upon us permitted * here occurs the conference the arrival of— and His undertaking However we did not loose all hopes of resting from persecution for a season at least for The authorities of had been very forward to give us every assurance of their favor and it is our motto ever to trust our friends untill they betray our trust and so we acted in this instance resting perfectly secure upon the laws which were then and for some time after promptly executed Soon after Josephs arrival, he had a house erected purposely for his and we were soon very comfortably situated here s leg is broken and ’s and Josephs case and the revelation to build the is given. revise take notice and My seemed to revive a little in the spring but when the heat of the ensueing summer came on he began to fail again this was in the summer of 1842 [1840] when again renewed her persecutions against us and sent her officers with writs demanding 60 of our brethren My sons with the rest as fugitives— from Justice and as they chose to call their proceedings just the brethren concluded at this time to fly from such justice and left the and were obliged to absent themselves from their families sometime before the writs were returned about this time General came into the and undertook to effect somthing by devising a scheme that would result in the security of our brethren— I do not know what he did I only know that he seemed to be very much engaged about law as well Gospel but my heart was then too full of anxiety about my to enquire much into matters which I did not understand Just as Joseph returned from (for they went into the teritory at this time) his was taken with vomiting blood This was the first time that I alowed myself to doubt but that he would soonner of later recover from his illness but I now concluded that he was appointed unto death I sent for Joseph and who when they came gave him something to relieve his distress [p. [3], bk. 18]
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