Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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ined <x> <x after some further conversation Joseph> Joseph was then permitted to open th raise the stone  again and there he beheld the plates the the same as  before He reached forth his hand to take them but  was hurled back <thrown (the angel gone—> to the ground— <*> <when he recov ered he went ered was the angel was gone and he arose and went to the house.>  We were much disturbed by this as it showed to  us more strikingly than anything which had previ ously come to our understanding. the insinuations  & power of the adversary. And we doubled our dil igence in prayer before God that Joseph might  be more fully instructed and preserved from all the  wiles and machinations of the Power of the Him who  lieth in wait to deceive.
We were still making arrangements for building  my oldest took principle Charge of this and when  the month of November 1822 arrived the House was  raised and all the materials procured for completing  the building. was very much animated  by <the> Idea as he said of making & so  comfortable, he <would> say Now I am going to have a nice  pleasant ro[o]m for them to sit in & everything arran ged to their for thier comfort and they shall not work  as they have done any more.
On the 15th. of this month came in to the and said  to me I am very sick
On the 15 of Nov was taken very sick with bi with about 10 oclock in the day with the bilious  cholick and came to <the> house in great distress and req uested his to go for a p[h]ysician which he acc ordingly did but as the whom generally att ended upon our family being absent he was compe lled to go farther than he expected however he found  in the next village one Dr. Greenwood who when  he came immediately administered to him although  the patient objected much against it a heavy dose  of Calomel this lodged in his stomach and all the power [p. [3], bk. 4]
ined x x after some further conversation Joseph was then permitted to raise the stone again and there he beheld the plates the same as before He reached forth his hand to take them but was thrown ( to the ground— * when he recov ered the angel was gone and he arose and went to the house. We were much disturbed by this . And we doubled our diligence in prayer that Joseph might be more fully instructed and preserved from all the wiles and machinations of Him who lieth in wait to deceive.
We were still making arrangements for building my oldest took principle Charge of this and when the month of November 1822 arrived the House was raised and all the materials procured for completing the building. was very much animated by the Idea as he said of making & so comfortable, he would say I am going to have a nice pleasant room for them to sit in & everything arranged for thier comfort and they shall not work as they have done any more.
On the 15 of Nov was taken very sick about 10 oclock in the day with the bilious cholick and came to the house in great distress and requested his to go for a physician which he accordingly did but the who generally attended upon our family being absent he was compelled to go farther than he expected however he found in the next village one Dr. Greenwood who when he came immediately administered to him although the patient objected much against it a heavy dose of Calomel this lodged in his stomach and all the power [p. [3], bk. 4]
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