Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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 stones con[n]ected with each other in the same way  that old fashioned spectacles are made
He took them again and left me but did not  tell me anything of the record Soon after he ca me again and asked my advice what it was  best to do about getting a chest made I told him  to go to a cabbinet maker who had been mak ing some furniture for my oldest  and tell the man we would pay him for  making a chest as we did for the others things  viz half money and half produce he said he  would but did not know where the money  would come from for there was not a shilling  in the house. The next day a one man <Mr Warner> came to  him from Macedon and requested <Joseph> to go with  him to a widow & house <in Macedon by the name of Wells> in that place as She  had sent for him to do some work that She  wanted done and She <a wall of a well taken up and as she wanted some labor done in a well> would pay him the money  for it he put on his linen frock and started  went with the <he accompanied> Mr Warner to Macedon and went to <according to>  work for Mrs Wells <request> a <this> woman whom not <had never seen> one of the family had  ever seen or heard of before although She sent purposely  for Joseph we considered it a provision of Providence to  enable us to pay the money we were owing the cab inet maker Joseph had been absent but a little  while when one of the neighbor began to ask  many questions about the plates. here let me mention  that no one knew anything of the this buisness <from us> except  one confidential friend of My ’s to whom he  named it some 2 or 3 years before. It now seemed that  satan had stirred up the hearts of those who had in any  way got a hint of the Matter to search into it and make  every possible move towards preventing the work was soon informed that 10— or 12 men were clu [p. [8], bk. 5]
connected with each other in the same way that old fashioned spectacles are made
He took them again and left me but did not tell me anything of the record Soon after he came again and asked my advice what it was best to do about getting a chest made I told him to go to a cabbinet maker who had been making some furniture for my oldest and tell the man we would pay him for making a chest as we did for the other things viz half money and half produce he said he would but did not know where the money would come from for there was not a shilling in the house. The next day one Mr Warner came to him and requested Joseph to go with him to a widow & house in Macedon by the name of Wells She wanted as she wanted some labor done in a well would pay him the money for it he accompanied Mr Warner to Macedon according to Mrs Wells request this woman one of the family had ever seen or heard of before although She sent purposely for Joseph we considered it a provision of Providence to enable us to pay the money we were owing the cabinet maker Joseph had been absent but a little while when one of the neighbor began to ask many questions about the plates. here let me mention that no one knew anything of the this buisness from us except one confidential friend of My ’s to whom he named it some 2 or 3 years before. It now seemed that satan had stirred up the hearts of those who had in any way got a hint of the Matter to search into it and make every possible move towards preventing the work was soon informed that 10— or 12 men were clu [p. [8], bk. 5]
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