Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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if this shall <will> be my testimony in the day of God Alm ighty and if it be true what will Gov and answer me in day when I shall appear where  the prayers of the saints and the complaints of the  widow and orphan come up before a just and righ teous judge who will be is not only our judge but  the judge of <unrighteous judges and> the whole Earth. will not the Lord  again say unto those who have thus suffered us to be thus  abused Ha Ye have not bound up that which was broken  neither brought again that which was driven away  neither have ye sought that which was lost but  with force and cruelty have ye ruled my people  Therefore O She Them because ye ruled in unrighteousness becaus[e]  you have robbers to devour my people and Murderrers to  put for the stee faithless steel to <and> pierce the hearts <and draw>  <the hearts> blood of the defenceless in secret <prison> chambers and didst  suffer fierce deamons to rush upon them with fire  and with sword and to demolish their dewellings &  destroy their substance because ye had power to  preserve the innocent and did not
but you cannot answer because that you  take do not take <lay> your future destiny to heart  You suffered my < &> children to [be] robbed imprison ed and murdered untill the cries of 5 widows  and 24 orphan children were lifted to <you> in  vain and we are still chased before <to> our a law less banditti of from one kingdom to another people  although I am now 70 years of [age?] and a Native  of the and although My and  my brothers Fought hard and struggled manfully  for to establish a government of liberty and  eaqual rights upon this the home of my birth and  notwithstanding I have violated no law yet  I in common with many thousand [e]qually [p. 16 [15], bk. [19]]
this shall will be my testimony in the day of God Almighty and if it be true what will and answer me in day when I shall appear where the prayers of the saints and the complaints of the widow and orphan come up before a just and righteous judge who will is not only our judge but the judge of unrighteous judges and the whole Earth. say unto those who have suffered us to be thus abused Ye have not bound up that which was broken neither brought again that which was driven away neither have ye sought that which was lost but with force and cruelty have ye ruled my people Them because ye ruled in unrighteousness because you have robbers to devour my people and Murderrers to put for the faithless steel and pierce the hearts of the defenceless in prison chambers and didst suffer fierce deamons to rush upon them with fire and with sword to demolish their dewellings & destroy their substance because ye had power to preserve the innocent and did not
but you cannot answer because that you do not lay your future destiny to heart You suffered my & children to be robbed imprisoned and murdered untill the cries of 5 widows and 24 orphan children were lifted to you in vain and we are still chased before a lawless banditti from one kingdom to another people although I am now 70 years of [age] and a Native of the and although My and my brothers Fought hard and struggled manfully to establish a government of liberty and eaqual rights upon this home of my birth and notwithstanding I have violated no law yet I in common with many thousand [p. 16 [15], bk. [19]]
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