Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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  • Historical Introduction
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be not seperated untill they return to their homes, and this for a wise purpose in me.” And here let me say that was never censured by revelation to my knowledge; for he always performed his missions faithfully and his work was well approved.
 
Chapter 41
Chap. 41.
 
visits
 
As , my oldest son, was directed to go to by the way of Detroit, I thought it would be a good opportunity to visit the family of my brother, Gen. [Stephen] Mack. Accordingly, I with my niece, , , and brother<s> , and brother , set out together for . When we first went on on board the vessel, which took us accross the Lake we concluded to keep perfectly still upon the subject of religion; but it was afterwards proposed by that should say just what she pleased, and if she got into difficulty, the elders should help her out of it. Shortly after this, I was setting at the door of the cabin reading the Book of Mormon, when a lady came up and enquired of me what book I was reading. The Book of Mormon I replied. But the title of the book was no advantage to her; for she had never before heard of there being such a book in existence. By her request I gave her a brief history of the discovery and translation of the book. This delighted her; and when I mentioned that it was a record of the origin of the Aboriginees of [p. 208]
be not seperated untill they return to their homes, and this for a wise purpose in me.” And here let me say that was never censured by revelation to my knowledge; for he always performed his missions faithfully and his work was well approved.
 
Chapter 41
Chap. 41.
 
visits
 
As , my oldest son, was directed to go to by the way of Detroit, I thought it would be a good opportunity to visit the family of my brother, Gen. Stephen Mack. Accordingly, I with my niece, , , and brothers , and , set out together for . When we first went on on board the vessel, which took us accross the Lake we concluded to keep perfectly still upon the subject of religion; but it was afterwards proposed by that should say just what she pleased, and if she got into difficulty, the elders should help her out of it. Shortly after this, I was setting at the door of the cabin reading the Book of Mormon, when a lady came up and enquired of me what book I was reading. The Book of Mormon I replied. But the title of the book was no advantage to her; for she had never before heard of there being such a book in existence. By her request I gave her a brief history of the discovery and translation of the book. This delighted her; and when I mentioned that it was a record of the origin of the Aboriginees of [p. 208]
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