Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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upon it.”
“Very well,” said Joseph, “from henceforth I drop you from my  quorum in the name of the Lord.”
in wrath replied “AmenJoseph a
Joseph also entered a complaint against him for neglect of  duty as an officer of justice; in consequence of which, the magistracy  was taken from him, and given to .
Joseph then went to in order to transact some  buisness pertaining to the bank; and as he was absent the ensu ing sunday, my preached to the people. In spea king of the bank affair, he reflected somewhat sharply upon  . Although the reflection was just, was highly  incensed, and made an attempt to drag him from out of stand. My   appealed to , who was Justice of the  peace to have him brought to order; but never m oved from his seat. , seeing the abuse his  was receiving, sprang forward and caught , and  carried him in his arms, nearly out of the house. At this   stepped forward; and drawing a sw ord from his cane, presented it to ’s breast,  and said; “If you advance one step farther, I will run  you through. Before had time to turn himself,  Several gathered around him, threatening to handle him severe ly, if he should lay the weight of his finger upon  again. At this juncture of affairs I left the house; not only  terrified at the scene, but likewise, sick at heart, to see that  the appostas [apostasy], of which Joseph had prophesied, was so near  at hand.
At this time a certain young woman, who was living  at ’s uttered a prophecy; which she sai d was given her, by looking through a black stone that she  had found. This prophecy gave some altogether a new  idea of things. She said, the reason why one third of the [p. 235]
upon it.”
“Very well,” said Joseph, “from henceforth I drop you from my quorum in the name of the Lord.”
in wrath replied “Amen
Joseph then went to in order to transact some buisness pertaining to the bank; and as he was absent the ensuing sunday, my preached to the people. In speaking of the bank affair, he reflected somewhat sharply upon . Although the reflection was just, was highly incensed, and made an attempt to drag him out of stand. My appealed to , who was Justice of the peace to have him brought to order; but never moved from his seat. , seeing the abuse his was receiving, sprang forward and caught , and carried him in his arms, nearly out of the house. At this stepped forward; and drawing a sword from his cane, presented it to ’s breast, and said; “If you advance one step farther, I will run you through. Before had time to turn himself, Several gathered around him, threatening to handle him severely, if he should lay the weight of his finger upon again. At this juncture of affairs I left the house; not only terrified at the scene, but likewise, sick at heart, to see that the appostas [apostasy], of which Joseph had prophesied, was so near at hand.
At this time a certain young woman, who was living at ’s uttered a prophecy; which she said was given her, by looking through a black stone that she had found. This prophecy gave some altogether a new idea of things. She said, the reason why one third of the [p. 235]
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