Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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Book 8
one day, came home from school in quite a lively mood and; as soon as he had on an oppertunity of conversing with he told him that he () had been in a deep study all day and it had been put into his heart that he would have the priviledge of writing for Joseph. and he had concluded that when the term of school which he was then teaching was closed, he could hit upon some plan that would be enable him to <he would> <and that he would> go and pay Joseph a visit after he should mature the matter more fully in his own mind< said but little to this and Still continued> The next day was so very stormy as to render it almost impossible to travel the road between the school house and our place and I the rain fell in torrents all the evening so I suposed that would certainly stop with some neighbor that lived nearer the school house than we did but he was not to be deterred from coming, by any common dificulty for his mind was now fully set upon a subject which he could not converse upon anywhere else. When he came <in> he said that I have now resolved what I will do for the thing which I told you seems working in my very bones insomuch that I cannot for a moment get rid of it— My plan is this:— My term of school will be out in march and I want as he is one of the trustees to manage to have my school money ready for me as soon as the school closes that I may be able to set off for immediately upon making the necessary preparations. And as I understand that is going to stay with Joseph through the spring I will endeaver to be ready to start by the time he recovers his health again. I have made it a subject of prayer I and I firmly believe that it is the will of the Lord that I should go and that there is a work for me to do in this thing and I am determined to if there is to attend to it We told him that we thought it was his priviledge to know whether this was the case and advised him to seek for a testimony concerning it <for himself.> he did so and received the wittness spoken of in the book of doctrine and covenants
<x told me <says> that he is going down to help Joseph next Spring, then the school will be out and I will manag[e] to has have my money collcted for me so that I can go with> [p. [1], bk. 8]
Book 8
one day, came home from school in quite a lively mood ; as soon as he had an oppertunity of conversing with he told him that he () had been in a deep study all day and it had been put into his heart that he would have the priviledge of writing for Joseph. when the term of school which he was then teaching was closed, enable he would go and pay Joseph a visit — The next day was so very stormy as to render it almost impossible to travel the road between the school house and our place the rain fell in torrents all the evening but he was not to be deterred from coming, by any common dificulty for his mind was now fully set upon a subject which he could not converse upon anywhere else. When he came in he said I have now resolved what I will do for the thing which I told you seems working in my very bones insomuch that I cannot for a moment get rid of it— as I understand that is going to stay with Joseph through the spring I will endeaver to be ready to start by the time he recovers his health again. I have made it a subject of prayer and I firmly believe that it is the will of the Lord that I should go and that there is a work for me to do in this thing and I am determined if there is to attend to it We told him that we thought it was his priviledge to know whether this was the case and advised him to seek for a testimony for himself. he did so and received the wittness spoken of in the book of doctrine and covenants
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