Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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the shore of the Lake; and I enquired of him the distance to  . He starting up exclaimed, ‘Is it possible that this  is ! I have sat here looking for you these three  days.
Replying to his question in the affirmative, I asked him  if it would be possible to procure teams to take our goods to  . He told to give myself no uneasiness about the matter;  that Joseph was expected every hour, and in less than 24 hours  there would be teams sufficient to take all our company to ho [u]ses that were waiting to receive them. When he mentioned  Joseph’s name I started; for I just began to realize that I  was so soon to see <both> my and my sons. I turned  from the stranger and met who was coming tow ards me, closely followed by Joseph. I extended my  right hand to and my left to Joseph— they  wept for joy upon seeing me; , because he had  warned of God in a dream to meet the company from  Waterloo, and feared that some disaster had befallen me;  Joseph because of the information which he had receiv ed from who had arrived at  a short time before this, he having signified to Joseph, that  he apprehended from the fatigue I I was undergoing that  my life was in danger.
After they informed me of these things, Joseph said  he should take me from the company. As the sisters beg ged to go with me, he took them as far as ; wh ere we stopped at the house of . Here  we found a fine supper prepared for the whole company.  Soon after partakeing of this refreshment, I was taken to bro ther Kingsbury’s in his own carriage; where I was treated w ith great kindness and respect. from this place I went with  Joseph to . The first house that I entered, was  ’s. Here I met my beloved , and [p. 205]
the shore of the Lake; and I enquired of him the distance to . He starting up exclaimed, ‘Is it possible that this is ! I have sat here looking for you these three days.
Replying to his question in the affirmative, I asked him if it would be possible to procure teams to take our goods to . He told to give myself no uneasiness about the matter; that Joseph was expected every hour, and in less than 24 hours there would be teams sufficient to take all our company to houses that were waiting to receive them. When he mentioned Joseph’s name I started; for I just began to realize that I was so soon to see both my and my sons. I turned from the stranger and met who was coming towards me, closely followed by Joseph. I extended my right hand to and my left to Joseph— they wept for joy upon seeing me; , because he had warned of God in a dream to meet the company from Waterloo, and feared that some disaster had befallen me; Joseph because of the information which he had received , , that he apprehended from the fatigue I was undergoing my life was in danger.
After they informed me of these things, Joseph said he should take me from the company. As the sisters begged to go with me, he took them as far as ; where we stopped at the house of . Here we found a fine supper prepared for the whole company. Soon after partakeing of this refreshment, I was taken to brother Kingsbury’s in his own carriage; where I was treated with great kindness and respect. from this place I went with Joseph to . The first house that I entered, was ’s. Here I met my beloved , and [p. 205]
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