Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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rn to our families: I have had an open vision in which we I saw   kneeling under an apple tree; and she is even now aski ng God, in tears, to spare our lives that she may again behold  us in the flesh:— the spirit testifies, that her prayers united  with ours, shall be answered.”
“Oh my !” said Joseph, “how often have your  prayers been the means of assisting us, <when> the shadows of death en compassed us.”
was also taken sick of the same disease but  one of the sisters took him to her house and nursed him so  faithfully that he soon recovered. But , my n ephew was siezed so violently that there nothing could be do ne for him, and he died immediately.  was also taken with the Cholera; he went to the river and com menced dipping himself; and finding that it helped him, he  continued until he was quite restored. His example was followed  by several others, and with the same effect.”
After hearing this recital, I took Joseph and with  me, and showed them the new meeting house; with which they  were highly pleased, and they approved of all that I had  done relative to the matter.
 

Chapter 44

Chap. 44.
 
The at commenced the prophet writes to his
 
<1833> The summer ensueing <preceding> Joseph’s return from  the brethren called a council with the view of investigating the [p. 225]
rn to our families: I have had an open vision in which I saw kneeling under an apple tree; and she is even now asking God, in tears, to spare our lives that she may again behold us in the flesh:— the spirit testifies, that her prayers united with ours, shall be answered.”
“Oh my !” said Joseph, “how often have your prayers been the means of assisting us, when the shadows of death encompassed us.”
was also taken sick of the same disease but one of the sisters took him to her house and nursed him so faithfully that he soon recovered. But , my nephew was siezed so violently that nothing could be done for him, and he died immediately. was also taken with the Cholera; he went to the river and commenced dipping himself; and finding that it helped him, he continued until he was quite restored. His example was followed by several others, and with the same effect.”
After hearing this recital, I took Joseph and with me, and showed them the new meeting house; with which they were highly pleased, and they approved of all that I had done relative to the matter.
 

Chapter 44

Chap. 44.
 
The at commencedthe prophet writes to his
 
1833 The summer preceding Joseph’s return from the brethren called a council with the view of investigating the [p. 225]
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