Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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they were under a great mistake; that the church had not transgress ed; “and as for the Keys of the Kingdom,” said he, “I myself hold  the Keys of of this last dispensation, and will forever hold them,  both in time and in eternity; so set your hearts at rest upon  that point: all is right.
He then went on and preached a comforting discourse; after  which he appointed a council to sit the next day; in which  council was tried for having lied in the name of the  Lord. In this council Joseph told him, he must suffer for  what he had done; that he should be delivered over to the  buffettings of satan, who would handle him as one man ha ndleth another, that the less Priesthood he had the better it  would be for him; and that it would be well for him to  give up his lisense.
This council, complied with; yet he had to suffer  for his folly; for according to his own account he was dragged out  of bed by The Devil, three times in one night, by his heels. Whether  this be true or not, one thing is certain, his contrition of soul was  as great as a man could well live through.
After he had sufficiently humbled himself, he received an other licence; but the old one was retained and is now in the  hands of .
On the 2nd of April 1832, Joseph set off for ,  accompanied by and . They were taken by brother Pitkin to the town  of Warren, where they were joined by ; and they  all pursued their journey together.
During her husbands absence, lived with   <> and brother ; occasionally spend ing a short time with us.
On the 24 of April Joseph arrived at Mi ssouri. He made haste to attend to the buisness that lay  before him; and, on the 6th of May following, he with brothers [p. 219]
they were under a great mistake; that the church had not transgressed; “and as for the Keys of the Kingdom,” said he, “I myself hold the Keys of this last dispensation, and will forever hold them, both in time and in eternity; so set your hearts at rest upon that point: all is right.
He then went on and preached a comforting discourse; after which he appointed a council to sit the next day; in which council was tried for having lied in the name of the Lord. In this council Joseph told him, he must suffer for what he had done; that he should be delivered over to the buffettings of satan, who would handle him as one man handleth another, that the less Priesthood he had the better it would be for him; and that it would be well for him to give up his lisense.
This council, complied with; yet he had to suffer for his folly; for according to his own account he was dragged out of bed by The Devil, three times in one night, by his heels. Whether this be true or not, one thing is certain, his contrition of soul was as great as a man could well live through.
After he had sufficiently humbled himself, he received another licence; but the old one was retained and is now in the hands of .
On the 2nd of April 1832, Joseph set off for , accompanied by and . They were taken by brother Pitkin to the town of Warren, where they were joined by ; and they all pursued their journey together.
During her husbands absence, lived with and ; occasionally spending a short time with us.
On the 24 of April Joseph arrived at Missouri. He made haste to attend to the buisness that lay before him; and, on the 6th of May following, he with brothers [p. 219]
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