Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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on a third mission to ; for which he had set out on the first of October; which was soon after the arrival of my and from their visit to father Smith. and were also away from home; and his wife, , had moved several miles distant some time previous. This left no one but , myself, my our little girl, at home.
 
Chapter 36
Chap. 36.
 
. imprisonedan attempt to take
 
On the same day that left for , which was Wednesday, the neighbors began to call, one after another, and enquire, one after another, very particularly for . ‘This gave me great anxiety; for I knew that they had no business with him. The same night my was taken rather ill, and continuing unwell the next day, he was unable to take breakfast with me. About 10 O’Clock I commenced preparing him some milk porridge; but, before it was ready for him, a Quaker gentleman called to see him, and the following is the substance of their conversation
Quaker. , I have a note against thee, of fourteen dollars; which I have lately bought, and I have come to see, if the[e] has the money for me.
. Why, sir, did you purchase that note? [p. 179]
on a third mission to ; for which he had set out on the first of October; which was soon after the arrival of my and from their visit to father Smith. and were also away from home; and his wife, , had moved several miles distant some time previous. This left no one but , myself, our little girl, at home.
 
Chapter 36
Chap. 36.
 
. imprisonedan attempt to take
 
On the same day that left for , which was Wednesday, the neighbors began to call, , and enquire, one after another, very particularly for . ‘This gave me great anxiety; for I knew that they had no business with him. The same night my was taken rather ill, and continuing unwell the next day, he was unable to take breakfast with me. About 10 O’Clock I commenced preparing him some milk porridge; but, before it was ready for him, a Quaker gentleman called to see him, and the following is the substance of their conversation
Quaker. , I have a note against thee, of fourteen dollars; which I have lately bought, and I have come to see, if thee has the money for me.
. Why, sir, did you purchase that note? [p. 179]
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