Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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record whether Joseph had taken them out or where  they were She said She did not know he then related  what he had seen and heard said She did not  know what to do but she thought Joseph was to have  the record he would have <get it> yes said he will  if he is watchful and obeidient but remmember that  for a small thing Esau lost his blessing and birthright  it may be so with Joseph Well said if I had a  horse I would go and see him about it  said she should have one in 15 minutes— as there had  been a stray horse on the premises 2 days so he sent   for the Horse who brought him up with a  large hickory withe around his neck as it was  necessary acording to law to put a withe round the  neck of a stray horse before turning him into an  inclosure— and was soon on her way to her <husband>  husband <he was in the well when she arrived but having a sudden impression of to get out of the well he came up and met her> when She found him She informed of the  situation of affairs at home and he <went> immediately  inform to Mrs. Wells and told her that he must  return home to attend to some important  buisness She was not willing for him to leave but  upon his promising to come back when he was at  liberty again She consented and sent a boy to bri ng him a horse Which he mounted in his linen  frock with his by his side with the <her> horse in  d[e]corated as before with a green hickory withe on his  neck and thus they rode through the village of  when he came he met his a mile from  the house pacing back and forth in great anxiety  of mind said he there is no danger  all is perfectly safe there is no cause of alarm  when he had refreshed himself a little he sent   my younger son to his brother and  told him to ask to come up <as> he wished to see [p. [10], bk 5]
record whether Joseph had taken them out or where they were She said She did not know he then related what he had seen and heard said She did not know what to do but she thought Joseph was to have the record he would get it yes said he will if he is watchful and obeidient but remmember that for a small thing Esau lost his blessing and birthright it may be so with Joseph Well said if I had a horse I would go and see him — said she should have one in 15 minutes— as there had been a stray horse on the premises 2 days so he sent for the Horse who brought him up with a large hickory withe around his neck as it was acording to law to put a withe round the neck of a stray horse before turning him into an inclosure— and was soon on her way to her husband he was in the well when she arrived but having a sudden impression to get out of the well he came up and met her She informed of the situation of affairs at home and he went immediately to Mrs. Wells and told her that he must return home to attend to some important buisness She was not willing for him to leave but upon his promising to come back when he was at liberty again She consented and sent a boy to bring him a horse Which he mounted in his linen frock with his by his side with her horse decorated as before with a green hickory withe on his neck and thus they rode through the village of when he came he met his pacing back and forth in great anxiety of mind said he there is no danger all is perfectly safe there is no cause of alarm when he had refreshed himself a little he sent my younger son to his brother and told him to ask to come up as he wished to see [p. [10], bk 5]
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