Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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  • Historical Introduction
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word of God shall be my guide to life and salva tion which I will endeavor to obtain if it is  to <be> had by diligence in prayer This course  I pursued for many years till at last I conclu ded that my mind would be easier if I were  baptized and I found a minister who was willi ng to baptize me and leave me free from any  membership in any church after which I pur sued the same course untill the a my oldest  attained his 22nd year
Now I must return to the earlier part of my life  and change the subject from spiritual to temporal  things as As I said before; my followed  merchandize for a season in Randolf here he  he ascertained shortly after he commenced buis ness that chrystalized Gin sang bore an im mense value in china as it was then the time of  <the> plague. there he went into a traffick of this  article when <when> He He got a quantity of the same  on hand a merchant <of royalton> by the name of Stevens  came to him and made him an offer of $3000  for <the> whole lot but it <that> was not more than ⅔ its  worth and refused saying he would  rather ship it himself than accept the offer   then went immediately to the City  of and made arrangements to  send his Gin sang to China on board a vessel  that tha <was> about to set sail Mr Stevens being  rather vexed at his failure sent his son to  China on the same ship who when he arrived  in china sold the Gin sang which my  <*> sent and took possesion of the avails and returned  to Tunbridge. <here he> hired a house of Maj. [Stephen] Mack my  brother as employed a 8 or 10 hands for the purpose  of setting up the buisness of Chrystalizing Gin sang [p. [6], bk. 2]
word of God shall be my guide to life and salvation which I will endeavor to obtain if it is to be had by diligence in prayer This course I pursued for many years till at last I concluded that my mind would be easier if I were baptized and I found a minister who was willing to baptize me and leave me free from membership in any church after which I pursued the same course untill my oldest attained his 22nd year
Now I must return to the earlier part of my life and change the subject from spiritual to temporal things As I said before; my followed merchandize for a season in Randolf he ascertained shortly after he commenced buisness that chrystalized Gin sang bore an immense value in china as it was then the time of the plague. he went into a traffick of this article when He got a quantity of the same on hand a merchant of royalton by the name of Stevens came to him and made him an offer of $3000 for the whole lot but that was not more than ⅔ its worth and refused saying he would rather ship it himself than accept the offer then went immediately to the City of and made arrangements to send his Gin sang to China on board a vessel that was about to set sail Mr Stevens being rather vexed at his failure sent his son to China on the same ship who when he arrived in china sold the Gin sang which my * sent and took possesion of the avails and returned to Tunbridge. here he hired a house of Maj. Stephen Mack my brother employed 8 or 10 hands for the purpose of of Chrystalizing Gin sang [p. [6], bk. 2]
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