Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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medicine which was afterwards prescribed by 4 skillful  phycians could never <not> remove it on the 3rd day Doc   the favorite of the family a man  of Great skill and exprience was brought and  with him 4 others proffessors of Medicine but  all their exertions were of no avail as decla red to them and us For said <he> the calomel is still  lodged in same place and you cannot move it conse quently it must take my life. He then called to him and said I must die and  now I want to say a few things to you that you  you must remember I have done all that I could do  to make our dear Parents comfortable I now want you  to go on and finish the House take <of> care them in their  old age and do not let ever let them work hard any  more. he then called he said  You must be a good Girl and do all that lays in  your power for mother & never forsake them  they have worked hard and they are now getting old  be kind to them and remmember what they have  done for us When in the later part of the 4 night  he called for all the children and again exhorted them  separately to the same effect as before but to Joseph  I he said Joseph I am going to die now the distress which  I suffer and the sensations that I have tell me my  time is very short I want you to be a good boy & do  everything that lays in your power to obtain the records  be faithful in receiving instruction and keeping a every  commandment that is given you Your brother is  must now leave you but he remmember the example  which he has set for you and set a good example for the  children that are younger than you & always be kind to   & he then asked me to take his <up> little sister   up this child was the youngest of the Family and  he was extremely fond of her which naturally attached her [p. [4], bk. 4]
medicine which was afterwards prescribed by 4 skillful phycians could not remove it on the 3rd day the favorite of the family a man of Great skill and exprience was brought and with him 4 others proffessors of Medicine but all their exertions were of no avail as declared to them For said he the calomel is still lodged in same place and you cannot move it consequently it must take my life. He then called to him and said I must die and now I want to say a few things to you that you must remember I have done all that I could do to make our dear Parents comfortable I now want you to go on and finish the House take of care them in their old age and do not ever let them work hard any more. he then called he said You must be a good Girl and do all that lays in your power for & never forsake them they have worked hard and they are now getting old be kind to them and remmember what they have done for us in the later part of the 4 night he called for all the children and again exhorted them separately to the same effect as before but to Joseph I he said Joseph I am going to die now the distress which I suffer and the sensations that I have tell me my time is very short I want you to be a good boy & do everything that lays in your power to obtain the records be faithful in receiving instruction and keeping every commandment that is given you Your brother must now leave you but remmember the example which he has set for you and set a good example for the children that are younger than you & always be kind to & he then asked me to take his little sister up this child was the youngest of the Family and he was extremely fond of her which naturally attached her [p. [4], bk. 4]
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