Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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  • Historical Introduction
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to set out for to get the money  Joseph one day called and aside and  told us that he had felt so lonely ever since ’s  death that he had come to the conclusion of getting marr ied if we had no objections his and he though[t] that no  young woman that he ever saw was acquainted with  was better calculated to render the man of her choice  happy than Miss a young lady to of whom  he had been extremely fond <of> since his first introduc tion to her His was highly pleased with this the choice  which Joseph made in <a> wife and told <him> he would willi was  not only willing that he should marry her but desired him  to bring her home with him that we might have the  comfort <and pleasure> of her society this was a resident in the sta te of and vicinity of and from whom we expected the money that  was going for <after> to bring up the arrearages on the farm  They then concluded to set off together one for money the  other for a wife and they did so as soon as the necessary prepar ations could be made Immediately after my ’s depar ture I set myself to work te put my House in order throu ghout and afterwards <as I must now> make <some arran> arrangements for <to make> the reception  of my sons I felt that for pride and Ambition in do ing this that is common to Mothers upon such occasions  and My oldest had a previous to this Married him a   that was one of the most excellent of Women I anticipated,  much <as> happiness with my second daughter in law <&> as I had  received great pleasure from the society of the first It <and> there  was nothing in my heart which could give rise to any  forebodings as to an unhappy connection which might have  been the case had it been otherwise
one <very pleasant> afternoon immediately subsequent to this <being> I was by myself  <ironing> in a fine room of <that overlooked> calculculated for a common setting room and  as I looked around me upon the various comforts that we  <by myself and some what at leisure having just <finished> arranged  my house for the reception of My Son and his [p. [10], bk. 4]>
to set out for to get the money Joseph called and aside and told us that he had felt so lonely ever since ’s death that he had come to the conclusion of getting married if we had no objections and he thought that no young woman that he ever was acquainted with was better calculated to render the man of her choice happy than Miss a young lady of whom he had been extremely fond of since his first introduction to her His was highly pleased with the choice which Joseph made in a wife and told him he would was not only willing that he should marry her but desired him to bring her home with him that we might have the pleasure of her society this was a resident in the state of and vicinity of and from whom we expected the money that was going after to bring up the arrearages on the farm They then concluded to set off together so as soon as the necessary preparations could be made Immediately after my ’s departure I set myself to work te put my House in order throughout as I some arrangements for to make the reception of my sons I felt that pride and Ambition in doing this that is common to Mothers upon such occasions and My oldest had previous to this Married him a that was one of the most excellent of Women I anticipated, much as happiness with my second daughter in law & as I had received from the society of the first and there was nothing in my heart which could give rise to any forebodings as to an unhappy connection
one very pleasant afternoon immediately subsequent to this being by myself by myself and some what at leisure having just finished arrange my house for the reception of My Son and his [p. [10], bk. 4]
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