Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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meeting: I took cold and inflamation settled in my eyes, which increased until I became entirely blind. The distress which I suffered for a few days surpassed all description. Every effort was made by my friends to relieve me; but all in vain. I called upon the Elders and requested them to pray to the Lord, that I might [2 words illegible] be able to see so as to read without wearing spectacles; they did so, and when they took their hands off my head; I read two lines in the Book of Mormon; and althought I am now 70 years old, I have never wore glasses since.
 
Chapter 45
Chap. 45.
 
The completedan a division in the Church Apostasy
 
The went steadily forward until it was completed, notwithstanding the threats of the mob. When this work was accomplished, there was much rejoicing in the church, and great blessings poured out upon the Elders; but as I was not present at the endowment, I shall say but little about it.
Shortly after the completion of the , Joseph and took a short tour through the Eastern country. When they arrived at , on their return, Joseph had a vision, which lasted until he besaught the Lord to take it from him; for it manifested to him things, which were painful to contemplate. It was taken from before his eyes for a short time, but soon returned again; and remained until the whole scene was portrayed before him.
On his arrival at home, the brethren seemed greatly pleas [p. 233]
meeting: I took cold and inflamation settled in my eyes, which increased until I became entirely blind. The distress which I suffered for a few days surpassed all description. Every effort was made by my friends to relieve me; but all in vain. I called upon the Elders and requested them to pray to the Lord, that I might be able to see so as to read without wearing spectacles; they did so, and when they took their hands off my head; I read two lines in the Book of Mormon; and althought I am now 70 years old, I have never wore glasses since.
 
Chapter 45
Chap. 45.
 
The completedan Apostasy
 
The went steadily forward until it was completed, notwithstanding the threats of the mob. When this work was accomplished, there was much rejoicing in the church, and great blessings poured out upon the Elders; but as I was not present at the endowment, I shall say but little about it.
Shortly after the completion of the , Joseph and took a short tour through the Eastern country. When they arrived at , on their return, Joseph had a vision, which lasted until he besaught the Lord to take it from him; for it manifested to him things, which were painful to contemplate. It was taken from before his eyes for a short time, but soon returned again; and remained until the whole scene was portrayed before him.
On his arrival at home, the brethren seemed greatly pleas [p. 233]
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