Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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and mourning filled the whole neighborhood, when he  died. A vast concourse of people attended his  obsequies, who seemed very anxious to show their  sympathy for us in our bereavement.
manifested, if it were possible; greater  zeal and anxiety in regard to the [2 words illegible] before men tioned record, than any of the rest of the family;  consequently, we could not bear to hear anything  said upon the subject: [illegible] whenever Joseph spoke of  the record it would immediately bring to  our minds with all his zeal, and with all his  kindness; and when we looked to his place, and  realized that he was gone from it, to return no  more in this <state of> probation, we all with one accord  wept over our irretrievable loss; and we could  “not be comforted because he was not.”
 

Chapter 21

Chap. 21.
 
Religious excitementJoseph’s prophecyhe works  for becomes acquainted with Miss  
 
Shortly after the death of , a man came  into the neighborhood, and commenced laboring to effect  a union of the different churches, in order that all might  be agreed, and thus worship God with one heart and [p. 93]
and mourning filled the whole neighborhood, when he died. A vast concourse of people attended his obsequies, who seemed very anxious to show their sympathy for us in our bereavement.
manifested, if it were possible; greater zeal and anxiety in regard to the before mentioned record, than any of the rest of the family; consequently, we could not bear to hear anything said upon the subject: whenever Joseph spoke of the record it would immediately bring to our minds with all his zeal, and with all his kindness; and when we looked to his place, and realized that he was gone from it, to return no more in this state of probation, we all with one accord wept over our irretrievable loss; and we could “not be comforted because he was not.”
 

Chapter 21

Chap. 21.
 
Religious excitementJoseph’s prophecyhe works for becomes acquainted with
 
Shortly after the death of , a man came into the neighborhood, and commenced laboring to effect a union of the different churches, in order that all might be agreed, and thus worship God with one heart and [p. 93]
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