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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