Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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silent home of her . so uncertain seemed her fate  for a season that in the space of 2 weeks her husband  never slept one hour in undisturbed quiet— at the end  of this time His anxiety became so great about the manuscr ipt that <he> determined as his was now some better that  as soon as she had gained a little more strength he would  make a trip to and see after the same  but he did not mention the subject to for  fear of agitating her mind to[o] much for the health of  her body— however she soon manifested that she  was not without her thoughts upon the subject not  withstanding the debilitated state which she was in  for she called her husband to her and asked him  what he thought about the manuscript I feel so  uneasy said she that I cannot and rest and shall not be  at rest ease untill I know something about what is doing with it do you not think it would be ad visable for you to go and enquire into the reason of his  not writing or sending any word back to you since he  left us— Joseph begged her to be quiet and not worry  herself as he could not leave her just then as he should  not dare to be absent from her only even one hour while  her situation was so precarious—. I will said  send for my and She shall stay with me while  you are gone After much persuasion he concluded to  leave his in the care of her for a few days  and set out on the before mentioned journey. But the  sensations which he experienced when he found himself  well seated in the stage coach with left to the Solitude  of his own imagination (as there was but one passenger beside  himself inside the vehicle and this individual did not  seem inclined to urge conversation) cannot be imagined  by any one who reads this for they have not been in like  circumstances. and of course they cannot be correctly descr ibed. there were various causes acting upon his mind which [p. [2], bk. 7]
silent home of her . so uncertain seemed her fate for a season that in the space of 2 weeks her husband never slept one hour in undisturbed quiet— at the end of this time His anxiety became so great about the manuscript that he determined as his was now some better that as soon as she had gained a little more strength he would make a trip to and see after the same but he did not mention the subject to for fear of agitating her mind too much for the health of her body— however she soon manifested that she was not without her thoughts upon the subject not withstanding the debilitated state which she was in for she called her husband to her and asked him what he thought about the manuscript I feel so uneasy said she that I cannot rest and shall not be at ease untill I know something about what is doing with it do you not think it would be advisable for you to go and enquire into the reason of his not writing or sending any word back to you since he left us— Joseph begged her to be quiet and not worry herself as he could not leave her just then as he should not dare to be absent from her even one hour while her situation was so precarious—. I will said send for my and She shall stay with me while you are gone After much persuasion he concluded to leave his in the care of her for a few days and set out on the before mentioned journey. But the sensations which he experienced when he found himself well seated in the stage coach left to the Solitude of his own imagination (as there was but one passenger beside himself inside the vehicle and this individual did not seem inclined to urge conversation) cannot be imagined by any one who reads this for they have not been in like circumstances. and of course they cannot be correctly described. there were various causes acting upon his mind which [p. [2], bk. 7]
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