Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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were appointed to go together to . They departed immediately on their mission; before they had proceeded far, they called at a town, the name of which I do not remmember, where they found who was employed as a clerk in a store. After making a little enquiry they found that was anxious to hear them preach and that he was willing to make some exertions in order to obtain a house and congregation for them; for the name of Latter Day Saint was new to him, and he felt curious to hear what the principles of our faith were: by his interposition they soon had a large congregation seated in a comfortable room. They preached that evening and the next morning they pursued their journey
Shortly after they left became very uneasy respecting his new acquaintances: he felt that it was his duty to have gone with them and assisted them on their journey. This feeling worked in his breast so strongly, as to deprive him of rest all the ensueing night, and before morning he concluded to set out for at the hazard of buisness, character and every thing else. Accordingly, after settling with his employers, he started in pursuit of and . The He passed them on them on the way, and got to and was baptized, before they arrived there. On their way and suffered great privations; such as, want of rest and want of food. At the time they started for , near 90 others also set out for the same place, all taking different routs. When they arrived in they dedicated the spot for the Temple. About this time or soon after a number of revelations were received, which the reader will find by following Joseph’s History in the fifth volume of the Times and Seasons from Page 448 to 466. A clause in one of these reads as follows. “Let my servant , and my servant , with whom I am well pleased [p. 207]
were appointed to go together to . They departed immediately on their mission; before they had proceeded far, they called at a town, the name of which I do not remmember, where they found who was employed as a clerk in a store. After making a little enquiry they found that was anxious to hear them preach and that he was willing to make some exertion in order to obtain a house and congregation for them; for the name of Latter Day Saint was new to him, and he felt curious to hear what the principles of our faith were: by his interposition they soon had a large congregation seated in a comfortable room. They preached that evening and the next morning they pursued their journey
Shortly after they left became very uneasy respecting his new acquaintances: he felt that it was his duty to have gone with them and assisted them on their journey. This feeling worked in his breast so strongly, as to deprive him of rest all the ensueing night, and before morning he concluded to set out for at the hazard of buisness, character and every thing else. Accordingly, after settling with his employers, he started in pursuit of and . He passed them on them on the way, and got to and was baptized, before they arrived there. On their way and suffered great privations; such as, want of rest and want of food. At the time they started for , near 90 others also set out for the same place, all taking different routs. When they arrived in they dedicated the spot for the Temple. About this time or soon after a number of revelations were received, which the reader will find by following Joseph’s History in the fifth volume of the Times and Seasons from Page 448 to 466. A clause in one of these reads as follows. “Let my servant , and my servant , with whom I am well pleased [p. 207]
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