Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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this morning he most always takes breakfast  at the first table <with you> just indulge him a little  this time His at last <finally> consented to eat  without Jos him and I thought that there would  [be?] no danger of any farther inquiry as to Joseph or  his busy any thing else ca[l]culated to lead to an  exposure of the cause of his abscence but in a few  minutes came in quite disturbed Why   said he my horse is gone I cant find  him in on any part of the premises and I want to  start home in half an hour why never mind the  horse said I does not know all the  nooks and corners in the pasture I will call  (this <was> my 5th son) he will soon bring him this satisf ied him for a little while but he Soon made an other discovery his waggon was gone & now he con cluded that the Horse and waggon had gone together  and some rogue had gone with them both  Well now said I do at be quiet I would be ash emed to have you go about gearing your own ho rse and waiting upon yourself just go out and  talk with till comes & if  you really must go home you shall be attend ed upon like a gentleman— he went and wh ile he was absent Joseph returned I was trembled  so much with fear lest all might be lost ag ing [again?] by some small failure in keeping the com mandments that I was under the necessity of  l[e]aving the room to conceal my feelings  Joseph saw this and followed me said  he do not be uneasy all is right see here Said  he I have got the key I knew not what he  meant but took the article in my hands and  upon after examing it <*> <(*with no covering but a silk handkerchief)> <found> that it consisted of 2 smooth  <3 cornered diamonds set in glass and the glass was set in silver bows> [p. [7], bk. 5]
this morning he most always takes breakfast with you His finally consented to eat without him and I thought that there would be no danger of any farther inquiry as to Joseph or any thing else calculated to lead to an exposure of the cause of his abscence but in a few minutes came in quite disturbed Why said he my horse is gone I cant find him on the premises and I want to start home in half an hour never mind the horse said I does not know all the nooks and corners in the pasture I will call (this was my 5th son) he will soon bring him this satisfied him for a little while but he Soon made another discovery his waggon was gone & now he concluded that the Horse and waggon had gone together and some rogue had gone with them both Well now said I do be quiet I would be ashemed to have you go about gearing your own horse and waiting upon yourself just go out and talk with till comes & if you really must go home you shall be attended upon like a gentleman— he went and while he was absent Joseph returned I trembled so much with fear lest all might be lost aging again by some small failure in keeping the commandments that I was under the necessity of leaving the room to conceal my feelings Joseph saw this and followed me said he do not be uneasy all is right see here Said he I have got the key I knew not what he meant but took the article in my hands and examing it * (*with no covering but a silk handkerchief) found that it consisted of 2 smooth 3 cornered diamonds set in glass and the glass was set in silver bows [p. [7], bk. 5]
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