Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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on the 15 1 day of september  who was a very worthy man and partner  to in buisness was followed   leaving an they edited he died with the  <died of the> same complaint which took the life of  supposed to be quick consumption
Sept. 15 Joseph’s youngest who was  named after died after a long  season of suffering sickness and distress
September 24 ’s second son  named Hyrum died of a fever— <M Smiths sickness at Josephs>
Thus my <was> I <Mr> S with my children were called  to mourn friend after friend untill   again renewed her for devises  and operations to accomplish our entire  destruction
In the summer of 1842 some assasin  attempted to shoot <ex> governor  of . In a trice the cry went forth  that Joe Smith had shot but  as <it was found by them> Joseph addressed some 4 or 5 thousand  persons that the day previous and was at  a public training the same day they wer[e]  for a while ashamed to is[s]ue any process  against him but finding nothing else to work  upon they took him for shooting the  and the ensueing winter he went to  Yet in the face of the knowledge of this fact  the[y] pursued him with writs all that sum mer and he was not suffered to remain any  a week at home in peace He generally kept  some friend with in whom he had confidence who  came to the frequently and carried Joseph word  from his family and the church at this time
lay very sick of a fever not  able to stand upon his feet— Jos butJoseph told [p. 4, bk. [19]]
on the 1 day of september who was a very worthy man and partner to in buisness died of the same complaint which took the life of supposed to be quick consumption
Sept. 15 Joseph’s youngest who was named after died after a long season of sickness and distress
September 24 ’s second son named Hyrum died of a fever— M Smiths sickness at Josephs
Thus was I with my children called to mourn untill again renewed her devises and operations to accomplish our entire destruction
In the summer of 1842 some assasin attempted to shoot ex governor of . In a trice the cry went forth that Joe Smith had shot Joseph addressed some 4 or 5 thousand persons the day previous and was at a public training the same day Yet in the face of the knowledge of this fact they pursued him with writs all that summer and he was not suffered to remain a week at home in peace He generally kept some friend with in whom he had confidence who came to the frequently and carried Joseph word from his family and the church at this time
lay very sick of a fever not able to stand upon his feet— butJoseph told [p. 4, bk. [19]]
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