Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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casion. We waited a long time before he made his appearance;  at last he came in seemingly much agitated. He did not go to  the stand, but began to pace back and forth through the hou se. My said; “, we would like to  hear a discourse from you to day.” replied,  in a tone of excitement, “The Keys of the Kingdom are rent fr om the church, and there shall not be a prayer put up in  this house this day.” “[6 words illegible] Oh no,” said , “I hope not.”  “I tell you they are” rejoined , “and no man or woman  shall put up a prayer in this place.”
This greatly disturbed the minds of many sisters and some breth ren. The Brethren stared and turned pale; the sisters cried. , in particular, was very much terrified: “Oh dear me!”  said she “What shall we do? what shall we do? The Keys  of the Kingdom are taken from us, and what shall we do?  “I tell you again” said , with much feeling, “the Keys  of the Kingdom are taken from you will never have them  again untill you build me a new house.”
was vexed at this frivolous nonsense, and taking  his hat, he went out of the house, saying: “I’ll put a stop to  this fuss pretty quick; I’m going for Joseph
“Oh don’t,” said , “for pity sake dont go for  him— says the Keys of the Kingdom are taken  from us, and where is the use of bringing Joseph here”
took a horse and went immediately to s for Joseph. He arrived there in the after part of the ni ght; and having aroused Joseph, he said “you must go straight  with me to ; we are having terrible times there and I  want you to come up and see to things. Joseph being informed of  the precise situation of things affairs, he got a horse of ,  and started without delay with for . On his  arrival there the brethren were collected for meeting. Joseph  went upon the stand, and informed the brethren, that [p. 218]
casion. We waited a long time before he made his appearance; at last he came in seemingly much agitated. He did not go to the stand, but began to pace back and forth through the house. My said; “, we would like to hear a discourse from you to day.” replied, in a tone of excitement, “The Keys of the Kingdom are rent from the church, and there shall not be a prayer put up in this house this day.” “ Oh no,” said , “I hope not.” “I tell you they are” rejoined , “and no man or woman shall put up a prayer in this place.”
This greatly disturbed the minds of many sisters and some brethren. The Brethren stared and turned pale; the sisters cried. , in particular, was very much terrified: “Oh dear me!” said she “What shall we do? what shall we do? The Keys of the Kingdom are taken from us, and what shall we do? “I tell you again” said , with much feeling, “the Keys of the Kingdom are taken from you will never have them again untill you build me a new house.”
was vexed at this frivolous nonsense, and taking his hat, he went out of the house, saying: “I’ll put a stop to this fuss pretty quick; I’m going for Joseph
“Oh don’t,” said , “for pity sake dont go for him— says the Keys of the Kingdom are taken from us, and where is the use of bringing Joseph here”
took a horse and went immediately to s for Joseph. He arrived there in the after part of the night; Joseph being informed of the precise situation of affairs, got a horse of , and started without delay with for . On his arrival there the brethren were collected for meeting. Joseph went upon the stand, and informed the brethren, that [p. 218]
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