Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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had deceived her < with his> Specious pretentions and was exerting all his deceptive powers in order to induce is to give him his property into Joseph’s hands that he might by robbing her make himself rich when she returned home which was in about 2 weeks from the time she arrived there in She endeavored to disuade from having anything farther to do with writing or translating the record but he paid but little attention to her and as he agreed to go back and write for a season at least he did so— After left his house went from place telling her grievances to everyone she met but particularly bewailing he that he the deception which Joe smith was practiceing upon the people was about to strip her of all that she possessed. but said the woman I know how to take care of my property & I’ll let them see that pretty shortly. So She carried away her furniture her linen and bedding and other movable articles till she well nigh divested the premises of everything which could conduce to comfort or conveiniance These things She deposited with her friends where She reposed suficient confidence to assure her of this their the safety of her property. <New chap>
remained with my son and wrote dilligently untill he had transcribed nearly 116 pages of the record when it <then> became necessary for him to return home— he now began to requested Joseph to permit him to look upon the plates for he desired a further witness that of their work <actual existance and> that he might be better able to give a reason for The hope that was within <him> of seeing great things come to pass in the last days— Joseph was very partial to on account of the friendship which he had manifested for in an hour when there [p. [10], bk. 6]
had deceived her with his Specious pretentions and was exerting all his deceptive powers in order to induce is to give his property into Joseph’s hands that he might by robbing her make himself rich when she returned home which was in about 2 weeks from the time she arrived in She endeavored to disuade from having anything farther to do with writing or translating the record but he paid but little attention to her and as he agreed to go back and write for a season at least he did so— After left his house went from place telling her grievances to everyone she met but particularly bewailing that the deception which Joe smith was practiceing upon the people was about to strip her of all that she possessed. but said the woman I know how to take care of my property & I’ll let them see that pretty shortly. So She carried away her furniture her linen and bedding and other movable articles till she well nigh divested the premises of everything which could conduce to comfort or conveiniance These things She deposited with her friends where She reposed suficient confidence to assure her of the safety of her property. New chap
remained with my son and wrote dilligently untill he had transcribed nearly 116 pages of the record it then became necessary for him to return home— he now requested Joseph to permit him to look upon the plates for he desired a further witness of their actual existance and that he might be better able to give a reason for The hope that was within him of seeing great things come to pass in the last days— Joseph was very partial to on account of the friendship which he had manifested in an hour when there [p. [10], bk. 6]
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