Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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dying. When she was in this situation, together w ith my and sons <our> sons administered to her in the name  of the Lord, and in half an hour she spoke to me, saying “,  I shall get well; not suddenly but the Lord will heal me  gra[d]ually.” The same day she sat up half an hour; and in  three days she walked across the street.
We were still living on the farm, and laboring with our m ights to make the droves of company, <those> which were <was> constantly comeing  in, as comfortable as possible. Joseph saw how we were situated,  and, that it would not answer for us to keep a public house  at free cost any longer; and by his request, we moved into an  upper room of his own house <home>, where we lived very comfortably  for a season. <After moved to > About this time, Joseph wrote a letter to  his , which I think would be interesting to my  readers, and I shall therefore give it insertion in this place
Ohio sept 26 1833
Respected
It is with feelings of deep interest for the well fare of mankind which fills my mind on the reflection that all  were formed by the hand of Him who will call the same to give  an impartial account of all their works on that great day to  which you and myself in common with them are bound, that I  take up my pen and seat myself in an attitude to address a few  though imperfect lines to you for your perusal.
I have no doubt but that you will agree with me that  men will be held accountable for the things which they have and  not for the things they have not or that all the light and intell igence communicated to them for from their benifficen creator wh ether it is much or little by the same they in justice will be  judged, and that they are required to yield obeidience and  improve upon that and that only which is given for man is  not to live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds [p. 228]
dying. When she was in this situation, together with my and our sons administered to her in the name of the Lord, and in half an hour she spoke to me, saying “, I shall get well; not suddenly but the Lord will heal me gradually.” The same day she sat up half an hour; and in three days she walked across the street.
We were living on the farm, and laboring with our mights to make the company, which was constantly comeing in, as comfortable as possible. Joseph saw how we were situated, and, that it would not answer for us to keep a public house at free cost any longer; and by his request, we moved into an upper room of his own home, where we lived very comfortably for a season. After moved to , Joseph wrote a letter to his , which I think would be interesting to my readers, and I shall therefore give it insertion in this place
Ohio sept 26 1833
Respected
It is with feelings of deep interest for the wellfare of mankind which fills my mind on the reflection that all were formed by the hand of Him who will call the same to give an impartial account of all their works on that great day to which you and myself in common with them are bound, that I take up my pen and seat myself in an attitude to address a few though imperfect lines to you for your perusal.
I have no doubt but that you will agree with me that men will be held accountable for the things which they have and not for the things they have not or that all the light and intelligence communicated to them from their benifficen creator whether it is much or little by the same they in justice will be judged, and that they are required to yield obeidience and improve upon that and that only which is given for man is not to live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds [p. 228]
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