Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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  • Historical Introduction
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against the whole famiy after talking with Joseph greater trouble than w still went on going to es the Fost Laws and at a meeting exposed the plot Eatons testimony spoken of soon as meeting closed the Fosters ran to the Laws and the company held another meeting— went to his brother and his Mother again with the same story told him he must stop tormenting his mother so— or leave the house— the first refused— they grappeled— choked came to Joseph while we were at breakfast for a warrant— Joseph sent him to refused to give one— was brought before tried to shoot Joseph— Joseph held his hand and prevented him— * They then continued their meetings untill the burning of the press— The Apostates then left— and then they went before squire Smith and swore to those things which are writen Joseph and the city council was sent for b advantage of the habeus corpus— they comp the who came and sent for My sons upon the virtue of the [smith] writ— when they went and answered to the charges— and then was detained to answer to a charge of treason prefer and were Murdered Death Scene ’s death Meeting at the 70’s Hall Mo— Wi return— Carolines death— f me from the eastern country om the press and [p. [12], p. 18]
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