Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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get rid of her importunities Shortly after this Alvin Hale Joseph’s brotherinlaw came to our house from for the purpose of moving my son and his to his Father’s house as word had been sent to them that it was their wish to go to her ’s as soon as my son could settle <up> his buisness in They were Alvin and Joseph were one day in at a public house doing some buisness with the landlord When entered the room there was many strangers present when he came in he walked up to My Son giving his said how do you do Mr Smith then taking a bag of silver from his pocket Said here Mr Smith is $50 I give it to you to do the Lords work with. “No said he I give it to the Lord for his own work No said Joseph we will give you a note and Mr Hale I presume will sign it with we me yes replied Alva I will but presisted that he would give the money to the Lord and called upon all present to witness to the fact that he gave it freely and did not demand any compensation or return for the same that it was for the purpose of helping Mr Smith to do the Lord’s work It was soon arranged so that Joseph was ready to set out for with the Breasplate and record these were securely nailed up in a box and the box put into a strong cask made for the purpose the cask was then filled with beans and headed up as soon as it was ascertained that this removal of My son and family was in contemplation— there was a mob of 50 men collected who went to Dr Mc intire and requested him to take the command of the company that their object was to follow Joe Smith and take his Gold Bible away from him Dr Mc intire told them they must be a pack of devilish fools and bid them go home and mind their own tho buisness that [p. [6], bk. 6]
get rid of her importunities Shortly after this Alvin Hale Joseph’s brotherinlaw came to our house from for the purpose of moving my son and his to his Father’s house as word had been sent to them that it was their wish to go to her ’s as soon as my son could settle up his buisness in Alvin and Joseph were one day in at a public house doing some buisness with the landlord When entered the room there was many strangers present when he came in he walked up to My Son giving his said how do you do Mr Smith then taking a bag of silver from his pocket Said here Mr Smith is $50 I give to you to do the Lords work with. “No said he I give it to the Lord for his own work No said Joseph we will give you a note and Mr Hale I presume will sign it with me yes replied Alva I will but presisted that he would give the money to the Lord and called upon all present to witness to the fact that he gave it freely and did not demand any compensation or return for the same that it was for the purpose of helping Mr Smith to do the Lord’s work It was soon arranged so that Joseph was ready to set out for with the Breasplate and record these were securely nailed up in a box and the box put into a strong cask made for the purpose the cask was then filled with beans and headed up as soon as it was ascertained that this removal of My son and family was in contemplation— there was a mob of 50 men collected who went to Dr Mc intire and requested him to take the command of the company that their object was to follow Joe Smith and take his Gold Bible away from him Dr Mc intire told them they must be a pack of devilish fools and bid them go home and mind their own buisness that [p. [6], bk. 6]
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