Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Chapter 3
Chap. 3.
 
A sketch of the life of Lovisa [Mack] and Lovina [Mack]
 
The history of Lovisa and Lovina, my two oldest sisters, are so connected and interwoven, that I shall not attempt to separate them. They were one in faith, in love, in action, and in hope of eternal life— they were always together; and, when they were old enough to understand the duties of a christian, they united their voices in prayer and songs of praise to God. This sisterly affection increased with their years, and strengthened with the strength of their minds; and the pathway of their lives was never clowded with a gloomy shadow until Lovisa married and removed from <home>; which left Lovina very lonely.
In about two years after Lovisa’s marriage she was taken very sick, and sent for Lovina. Lovina, as might be expected, came immediately, and remained with her sister during her illness, which lasted two years, baffling the skill of the most experienced physicians At the expiration of this time she revived a little, and showed some symptoms of recovery.
I shall here relate a circumstance connected with her sickness, that may try the credulity of some of my readers; yet hundreds were eye witnesses, and and doubtless many of them are now living, who, if they would, can testify to the fact which I am about to mention: As before stated, after the space of two years she began to manifest signs of convalescence; but soon a violent reatack brought her down again, [p. 11]
Chapter 3
Chap. 3.
 
A sketch of the life of Lovisa [Mack] and Lovina [Mack]
 
The history of Lovisa and Lovina, my two oldest sisters, are so connected and interwoven, that I shall not attempt to separate them. They were one in faith, in love, in action, and in hope of eternal life— they were always together; and, when they were old enough to understand the duties of a christian, they united their voices in prayer and songs of praise to God. This sisterly affection increased with their years, and strengthened with the strength of their minds; and the pathway of their lives was never clowded with a gloomy shadow until Lovisa married and removed from home; which left Lovina very lonely.
In about two years after Lovisa’s marriage she was taken very sick, and sent for Lovina. Lovina, as might be expected, came immediately, and remained with her sister during her illness, which lasted two years, baffling the skill of the most experienced physicians At the expiration of this time she revived a little, and showed some symptoms of recovery.
I shall here relate a circumstance connected with her sickness, that may try the credulity of some of my readers; yet hundreds were eye witnesses, and doubtless many of them are now living, who, if they would, can testify to the fact which I am about to mention: As before stated, after the space of two years she began to manifest signs of convalescence; but soon a violent reatack brought her down again, [p. 11]
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