Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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now lack there is nothing which we have not a sufficiency of to make us per and our children perfectly comfortable both for food and raiment as well as that which <is> necessary to a respectable appearance in society <both> at home and abroad taking this view of the subject we thought it time to begin to provide for the future wants of our family and ourselves when the decline of life should come upon us: This raised our ambition much and I commenced by laying in for the ensueing winter 100 lbs of candles that we might the better pursue our labors a 200 yds of cloth for a stock of chothing <for> my family and as my children had been deprived of school we made every arrangement to suply that deficency our second son <> we sent to <established in> the accademy in Hanover the remmainder who were old enough attended a school near by whilst while The their and were industriously laboring late and early to do all in our power for their future wellfare We met with success on every hand
But the scene Soon changed When we had been in this place for the space of 2 years <in 1813> the typhus fever came into Lebanon and raged there horribly among the rest who were seized with this comppaint complaint were was my my oldest daughter who was sick 4 weeks next came from Hanover <sick> with the same disease then my oldest and so on till there was not one of my Family left well save and myself here I must request my readers to bear with me for I shall probably detain them some time
My was very low She was and remained so— 89 days On the 90th day the attendant physician declared she was so far gone that it was imposs [p. [9], bk. 2]
now lack there is nothing which we have not a sufficiency of to make us and our children perfectly comfortable both for food and raiment as well as that which is necessary to a respectable appearance in society both at home and abroad taking this view of the subject we thought it time to begin to provide for the future wants of our family and ourselves when the decline of life should come upon us: This raised our ambition much I commenced by laying in for the ensueing winter 100 lbs of candles that we might the better pursue our labors 200 yds of cloth for a stock of chothing for my family and as my children had been deprived of school we made every arrangement to suply that deficency our second son we established in the accademy in Hanover the remmainder who were old enough attended a school near by while their and were industriously laboring late and early to do all in our power for their future wellfare We met with success on every hand
But the scene Soon changed in 1813 the typhus fever came into Lebanon and raged there horribly among the rest who were seized with this complaint was my oldest daughter who was sick 4 weeks next came from Hanover sick with the same disease then my oldest and so on till there was not one of my Family left well save and myself here I must request my readers to bear with me for I shall probably detain them some time
was very low and remained so— 89 days On the 90th day the attendant physician declared she was so far gone that it was imposs [p. [9], bk. 2]
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