Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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and having the building of the house already  paid for we thought it would be well to set  the workmen <mechanics> at the building <work> and have it comple ted We accordingly did so and ere long we had  the a plasant commodious habitation ready to  receive us and the Mr. Stoddard the principle  workman on the house would have been very  glad to have purchased it for $1500 But that was  no temptation nothing could persuade to  abandon the scene of his labor and the toiling of of his  family for here they had borne the burden and heat  of the day and we contemplated much happiness  and great enjoyment with the fruit of our labors.
A little previous to the completion of the house <at this time> we recei ved intelligence of the arrival of a new agent for the  Everson Land of which our farm was a portion this  caused us to bethink ourselves of the remmaining paym ent which was still due and which we would be un der the necessity of making previous <prior> to obtaining the deed  that <which> our bonds called for. Having just made the acqu aintance of a couple of gentlemen from who  were desirous of purchasing a quantity of wheat which  we had sown on the place the We agreed with them  that if they would furnish us with the sum of money  requisite for the liquidation of this debt that the wheat  should be carried to them the ensueing season in flour   having made this arrangment sent to the  new Agent at to inform him that the  money should be forthcoming as soon as the 25th. of September <Decem ber> which the Agent said would answer every  purpose and agreed to wa retain the land untill  that time thus assured that all was safe we gave  ourselves no <further> uneasiness about the matter.
When the time <had nearly> come that rendered it necessary for my [p. [9], bk. 4]
and having the building of the house already paid for we thought it would be well to set the mechanics at the work and have it completed We accordingly did so and ere long we had a plasant commodious habitation ready to receive us and Mr. Stoddard the principle workman on the house would have been very glad to have purchased it for $1500 But that was no temptation nothing could persuade to abandon the scene of his labor and the toiling of his family for here they had borne the burden and heat of the day and we contemplated much happiness and great enjoyment with the fruit of our labors.
at this time we received intelligence of the arrival of a new agent for the Everson Land of which our farm was a portion this caused us to bethink ourselves of the remmaining payment which was still due and which we would be under the necessity of making prior to obtaining the deed which our bonds called for. Having made the acquaintance of a couple of gentlemen from who were desirous of purchasing a quantity of wheat which we had sown on the place We agreed with them that if they would furnish us with the sum of money requisite for the liquidation of this debt that the wheat should be carried to them the ensueing season in flour having made this arrangment sent to the new Agent at to inform him that the money should be forthcoming as soon as the 25th. of December which the Agent said would answer every purpose and agreed to retain the land untill that time thus assured that all was safe we gave ourselves no further uneasiness about the matter.
When the time had nearly come that rendered it necessary for my [p. [9], bk. 4]
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