Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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that if he would rise and and go with he  should be able to ride the whole way and  he should get well They then  was by his own request assisted to dress and  mount his horse— They set of[f] after dark  and traveled 50 miles during the night  and the next morning. They remained away  2 weeks and then Joseph made his family  <and > a short visit after which he again left  when winter came wrote  Joseph a letter stating advising him to come  to with a guard sufficient  to secure himself against molestation and  suffer himself to be tried for the crimes  aledged against him— Joseph went and was  tried before and honorably acquit ed. when he returned there was a jubilee  held throughout the .
In the spring Joseph set out with his family  for to see his ’s sister Mrs [Clara] Wasson  but th his little boy fell out of the  carriage and got his leg broke which compe lled them to return. They remained untill  the next summer and then went to made  the intended visit to but while he  was there the Misourians being aprized of  his abscence from sent sheriff Rey nolds to who gave him a writ  with which he pursued Joseph to  and took <taking> <and took> him prisoner but did not read  the writ. consequently Jose but bu abused  him shamefully their proceedings being unl awful Joseph took them in turn when he  came to a place where he could do so  and he was cleared and they were commmited <while> [p. 5, bk. [19]]
that if he would rise and go with he should be able to ride the whole way and he should get well was by his own request assisted to dress and mount his horse— They set off after dark and traveled 50 miles during the night and the next morning. They remained away 2 weeks and then Joseph made his family and a short visit after which he again left when winter came wrote Joseph a letter advising him to come to with a guard sufficient to secure himself against molestation and suffer himself to be tried for the crimes aledged against him— Joseph went and was tried before and honorably acquited. when he returned there was a jubilee held throughout the .
In the spring Joseph set out with his family for to see ’s sister Mrs [Clara] Wasson but his little boy fell out of the carriage and got his leg broke which compelled them to return. They remained untill the next summer and then made the intended visit to but while he was there the Misourians being aprized of his abscence from sent sheriff Reynolds to who gave him a writ with which he pursued Joseph to and took him prisoner but did not read the writ. but abused him shamefully their proceedings being unlawful Joseph took them in turn when he came to a place where he could do so and he was cleared while [p. 5, bk. [19]]
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