Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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Chapter 30
Chap. 30.
 
Joseph and remove to Waterloo they finish the translation
 
We will now return to , where we left  Joseph and busily engaged in translating the  Record. After left them, they still contin ued the work as before until about the time of the  trial that took place in <the State of> . Not far  from this time, as Joseph was translating by means  of the Urim and Thummim, he received instead of  the words of the Book, a commandment to write  a letter to a man by the name of ,  who lived in Waterloo; requesting him to come im mediately with his team, and convey them [3 words illegible] (Joseph &  ) to Waterloo; as an evil designing people  were seeking to take away his (Joseph’s life), in order  to prevent the work of God from going forth to the  world.
The letter was written and received; and , after reading it himself, showed it to his  , , brothers and sisters; and asked their  advice in relation to the proper course for him to pur sue in the matter. The old gentleman reminded  that he had as much wheat sown upon the ground, as he  could harrow in, at least in two days; besides, he had  a quantity of plaster-paris to spread; which must  be done immediately, consequently he could not go  unless he could get a witness from God that it was  absolutely necessary. [p. 149]
Chapter 30
Chap. 30.
 
Joseph and remove to Waterloothey finish the translation
 
We will now return to , where we left Joseph and busily engaged in translating the Record. After left them, they still continued the work as before until about the time of the trial that took place in the State of . Not far from this time, as Joseph was translating by means of the Urim and Thummim, he received instead of the words of the Book, a commandment to write a letter to a man by the name of , who lived in Waterloo; requesting him to come immediately with his team, and convey them (Joseph & ) to Waterloo; as an evil designing people were seeking to take away his (Joseph’s life), in order to prevent the work of God from going forth to the world.
The letter was written and received; and , after reading it himself, showed it to his , , brothers and sisters; and asked their advice in relation to the proper course for him to pursue in the matter. The old gentleman reminded that he had as much wheat sown upon the ground, as he could harrow in, at least in two days; besides, he had a quantity of plaster-paris to spread; which must be done immediately, consequently he could not go unless he could get a witness from God that it was absolutely necessary. [p. 149]
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