Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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When left home he requeste[d] to see to his family accordnigly moved into the same house with them in a short time after left <>— his wife was confined had a daughter which she named Sarah as her health continued very poor for some time after the birth of her child She it was taken care of by one Mrs Grenolds who stayed with its during s abscence ’s health was still on the decline she became subject to fainting fits at last she sent for a physician who gave her some mild restorative and left her saying he thought she would be better soon She still grew worse and in a short time She sent for me and said She did not think before that her time to die was so near but she was sure She should not live but a very little while— She then sent for her children were then brought to her and She kissed them and bid bid them and us farewell and immediately expired It was a time of dreadful mourning with us all when <that> followed this sad disaster—
 
About one year after my returned from this mission a misfortune happened our family that wrings our heart with more than common grief— being under the necessity of going to s’ wife who was taken sick during his abscence and after an illness of perhaps 2 weeks died while her was absent on a mission to . She was a woman whom every body body loved that ever knew her for she was every way worthy and the family were so deeply attacched to her that if she had been an own sister they soul not have been more affected at her death [p. [11], [miscellany]]
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When left home he requested to see to his family accordnigly moved into the same house with them in a short time after left — his wife had a daughter which she named Sarah as her health continued very poor for some time after the birth of her child it was taken care of by one Mrs Grenolds who stayed with its during s abscence ’s health was still on the decline she became subject to fainting fits at last she sent for a physician who gave her some mild restorative and left her saying he thought she would be better soon She still grew worse and in a short time She sent for me and said She did not think before that her time to die was so near but she was sure She should not live but a very little while— her children were then brought to her and She kissed them and bid them and us farewell and immediately expired It was a time of dreadful mourning with us all that followed this sad disaster—
 
About one year after my returned from this mission a misfortune happened our family that wrings our heart with more than common grief— s’ wife was taken sick and after an illness of perhaps 2 weeks died while her was absent on a mission to . She was a woman whom every body loved that ever knew her for she was every way worthy and the family were so deeply attacched to her that if she had been an own sister they soul not have been more affected at her death [p. [11], [miscellany]]
Page [11], [miscellany]