Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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[paper fragment inserted after page [10] of book 5]<Joseph kept the urim and thumim constantly about his person an[d] he could by this means ascertain at any moment whether <if> the plates were in danger or having just looked into them before got there he perceived her coming and came up out of the well and met her. When she informed him of the situ what had occurred he told her that the record was perfectly safe for the pre[s]ent. but he <however> concluded to go home with her and told Wells that his buisness at home made it necessary for him to return>
[paper fragment inserted after page [10] of book 5]Joseph kept the urim and thumim constantly about his person and he could by this means ascertain at any moment if the plates were in danger having just looked into them before got there he perceived her coming and came up out of the well and met her. When she informed him of what had occurred he told her that the record was perfectly safe for the present. he however concluded to go home with her and told Wells that his buisness at home made it necessary for him to return
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