Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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which time Joseph delivered up the plates into his  hands. One evening That evening we held a meeting, in  which all the witnesses bore testimony to the facts  as stated above; and all of our family, even to , who was but 14 years of age, testified of the  truth of the latter day dispensation— that it was  then fully ushered in.
In a few days the whole company from Waterloo,  went to to make arrangements for getting the  Book printed; and they succeeded in making a con tract with one ; but did not draw  the writings at that time. The next day the com pany from Waterloo returned home, excepting Joseph  and ; Joseph remaining to draw writings in  regard to the printing of the manuscript, which was  to be done the next day.
As Joseph was about starting for to draw  the writings with , Dr. Mc.Intire came in  and informed us that 40 men were collected in the  capacity of a mob for the purpose of waylaying Joseph  on his way thither; that they requested him as they  had done once before, to take command of the comp any; and that upon his refusing to do so, one Mr.  Huzzy a hatter of proferred his services, and  was chosen as their leader.
On hearing this, I besought Joseph not to go; but  he smiled at my fears, saying, “never mind, ,  just put your trust in God, and nothing will hurt me  to day”. In a short time he set off for :  on his way there lay a heavy strip of timber, about  half a mile in width; and beyond it, on the right  side of the road lay a field belonging to David  Jacaway. When he came to this field, he found [p. 157]
which time Joseph delivered up the plates into his hands. That evening we held a meeting, in which all the witnesses bore testimony to the facts as stated above; and all of our family, even to , who was but 14 years of age, testified of the truth of the latter day dispensation— that it was then fully ushered in.
In a few days the whole company from Waterloo, went to to make arrangements for getting the Book printed; and they succeeded in making a contract with one ; but did not draw the writings at that time. The next day the company from Waterloo returned home, excepting Joseph and ; Joseph remaining to draw writings in regard to the printing of the manuscript, which was to be done the next day.
As Joseph was about starting for to draw the writings with , Dr. Mc.Intire came in and informed us that 40 men were collected in the capacity of a mob for the purpose of waylaying Joseph on his way thither; that they requested him as they had done once before, to take command of the company; and that upon his refusing to do so, one Mr. Huzzy a hatter of proferred his services, and was chosen as their leader.
On hearing this, I besought Joseph not to go; but he smiled at my fears, saying, “never mind, , just put your trust in God, and nothing will hurt me to day”. In a short time he set off for : on his way there lay a heavy strip of timber, about half a mile in width; and beyond it, on the right side of the road lay a field belonging to David Jacaway. When he came to this field, he found [p. 157]
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