Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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when went into ’s house he found him  at tea with 2 of his ’s sisters touched his  his ’s shoulder just as he was raising his cup  to his mouth without waiting to hear a word of  the s errand sprang dropped his  cup & sprang from the table and ketched up the  chest turnend it upside down and leaving the  contents on the [table?] left the House in an instant with  the chest on his shoulder the young ladies were  much surprized at his singular behaviour and  protested to his (who was bedfast her oldest  daughter Lovina being but 4 days) that her was positively crazy She laughed heartily O!  not in the least said he has just thought of something  that he has neglected and its just like him to fly off  in a tangent when he thinks of anything that way  When the chest came Joseph locked up the record  and threw himself on the bed after resting himself  so a little so that he could converse he went out &  related his adventure to his and  who had come back from their scouting expedition  without seeing any one— he Showed his thumb saying  I must stop talking and get you to put my  thumb in place for it is very painful when this  was done He related to our guests the whole history of  the record which interested them very much and  listened and beleived all that was told them[7 lines blank] [p. [12], bk. 5]
when went into ’s house he found him at tea with 2 of his ’s sisters touched his ’s shoulder just as he was raising his cup to his mouth without waiting to hear a word of the s errand dropped his cup & sprang from the table and ketched up the chest turnend it upside down and leaving the contents on the [table] left the House in an instant with the chest on his shoulder the young ladies were much surprized at his singular behaviour and protested to his (who was bedfast her oldest daughter Lovina being but 4 days) that her was positively crazy She laughed heartily O! not in the least said he has just thought of something that he has neglected and its just like him to fly off in a tangent when he thinks of anything that way When the chest came Joseph locked up the record and threw himself on the bed after resting himself a little so that he could converse he went out & related his adventure to his and who had come back from their scouting expedition without seeing any one— he Showed his thumb saying I must stop talking and get you to put my thumb in place for it is very painful when this was done He related to our guests the whole history of the record which interested them very much and listened and beleived all that was told them[7 lines blank] [p. [12], bk. 5]
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