Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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Chapter 39

Chap. 39.
 
The different branches of the church remove  to miracle at
 
Soon after my and Joseph left for  , , being one of the teachers, visited the  church; and calling upon each family, he remained  with them untill each individual belonging to the  house had prayed in his hearing.
When the brethren considered the spring sufficien tly open for travelling on the water we all began to  prepare for our removal to . We hired  a boat of a certain Methodist preacher, and appoin ted a time to meet at our house for the purpose of  setting off together; and when were thus collected,  we numbered 80 80 souls. The people of the surrounding cou ntry came and bade us farewell, invoking the blessing of  Heaven upon our heads. A few minutes before we start ed an old brother arrived from , <Stockholm> by the name  of . This man was brought into the church <convinced of the truth> by  , at the time that he visited his grandfather  in company with his ; and at this time he was the  oldest elder in the church, and was the  youngest. On account of ’s age  I wished him to take charge of the company; but he re fused, saying that every thing should be done just as   said; and to this the whole company resp onded, yes. At that instant one Esq Chamberlain ca me on board and asked me if I had what money I  wanted to make my family comfortable. I replied that  I had an abundance for myself and children; but he [p. 194]

Chapter 39

Chap. 39.
 
The different branches of the church remove to miracle at
 
Soon after my and Joseph left for , , being one of the teachers, visited the church; and calling upon each family, he remained with them untill each individual belonging to the house had prayed in his hearing.
When the brethren considered the spring sufficiently open for travelling on the water we all began to prepare for our removal to . We hired a boat of a certain Methodist preacher, and appointed a time to meet at our house for the purpose of setting off together; and when were thus collected, we numbered 80 souls. The people of the surrounding country came and bade us farewell, invoking the blessing of Heaven upon our heads. A few minutes before we started an old brother arrived from , Stockholm by the name of . This man was convinced of the truth by , at the time that he visited his grandfather in company with his ; and at this time he was the oldest elder in the church, and was the youngest. On account of ’s age I wished him to take charge of the company; but he refused, saying that every thing should be done just as said; and to this the whole company responded, yes. At that instant one Esq Chamberlain came on board and asked me if I had what money I wanted to make my family comfortable. I replied that I had an abundance for myself and children; but he [p. 194]
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