Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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I have now given a history of My life as far as Iintend carrying it at this time. and I leave the world to at liberty to pass judgement upon what I have writen as seemeth them good but but this much I will say that all that have writen is true and will stand forever yes it will stand before before God at that hour when <It> shall and great shall appear appear to answer at his bar for the deeds done in the body whether they be good or evil— <Then and> there will I testify Meet the persecutors of the church my family who are the enemies of the church and declare with a voice that shall penetrate the ears of all every inteligence which shall be present on that momentuous occasion when <the spirits of the just and the unjust> Beggars and Lords Kings Princes <&> Potentates Kings and Emprors Angels and seraphs cherubims and gods be called before him Who is the God of Gods and Lord of Lords yes Yes in the presence of all these will I decleare concerning our persecutors that for eighteen years they hunted us like wild beast who were thirsting for the blood of their prey that without any just cause they drove me and my family from our home in and <that they> Maliciously cast my into prison and despitefuly used him that they while my hus he was there they plundered my house and sought my son <and> that they might slay him That in consequence of their abuse we fled again before them and went to the state of here they they they dragged My Son Joseph out of his bed at midnight and beat him untill life for a season departed from his body th and when after he recovered they still continued to pursue persecute him and the rest of my family so sorely that we <compelled to> fled flee to here they again renewed their hostilities to <against> my household and tore my son from their wives and from their little ones and from me and <that they> <were> was threw thrown them into prison and bound in chains and sentenced to be shot and all this when they my sons were [p. 13, bk. [19]]
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I have now given a history of My life as far as Iintend carrying it at this time. I leave the world at liberty to pass judgement upon what I have writen as seemeth them good but this much I will say that all that have writen is true and will stand forever yes it will stand before God at that hour when It shall and great shall appear to answer at his bar for the deeds done in the body whether they be good or evil— Then and there will I Meet the persecutors of the my family who are the enemies of the church and declare with a voice that shall penetrate the ears of every inteligence which shall be present on that momentuous occasion when the spirits of the just and the unjust Beggars and Lords Princes & Potentates Kings and Emprors Angels and seraphs cherubims and gods be called before him Who is the God of Gods and Lord of Lords Yes in the presence of all these will I decleare concerning our persecutors that for eighteen years they hunted us like wild beast who were thirsting for the blood of their prey that without any just cause they drove me and my family from our home in that they Maliciously cast my into prison and despitefuly used him that they while he was there they plundered my house and sought my son that they might slay him That in consequence of their abuse we fled again before them and went to the state of here they dragged My Son Joseph out of his bed at midnight and beat him untill life for a season departed from his body and after he recovered they still continued to persecute him and the rest of my family so sorely that we compelled to flee to here they again renewed their hostilities against my household and tore my son from their wives from their little ones and from me that they were thrown into prison bound in chains and sentenced to be shot and all this when my sons were [p. 13, bk. [19]]
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