Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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the rest of his party continued obstinate They still held their  secret meetings at ’s; and when the young  woman, who was their instructress was through giving what rev elations she intended for the evening, she would jump out of  her chair and dance over the floor, boasting of her power  until she was perfectly exhausted. Her proselytes would also,  in the most vehement manner, proclaim their purity and holiness,  and the mighty power which they were going to have.
They made a standing appointment for meetings to be held  every Thursday ‘by the pure church in the  They also circulated a paper, in order to ascertain how many wou ld follow them; and it was found that a great proportion <large number> of  the church were decidedly in favor of the new party <were disaffected>. In this  Spirit they <some> went to ; and contaminated the minds  of many of the brethren there against Joseph, in order to destroy  his influence. This made it more necessary than ever to keep a st rict guard at the house of those, who were the chief objects of their  vengeance.
 

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Chap. 46.
 
and his brother to go on  a mission to the Eastdeath of
 
In the year 1836 my and his brother  were sent on a short mission to . While there they  administered patriarchal blessings, and baptized sixteen in  number.
Soon after they left for their aged mother arr ived in from after travelling the dista [p. 237]
the rest of his party continued obstinate They still held their secret meetings at ’s; and when the young woman, who was their instructress was through giving what revelations she intended for the evening, she would jump out of her chair and dance over the floor, boasting of her power until she was perfectly exhausted. Her proselytes would also, in the most vehement manner, proclaim their purity and holiness, and the mighty power which they were going to have.
They made a standing appointment for meetings to be held every Thursday ‘by the pure church in the ” They also circulated a paper, in order to ascertain how many would follow them; and it was found that a large number of the church were disaffected. In this Spirit some went to ; and contaminated the minds of many of the brethren there against Joseph, in order to destroy his influence. This made it more necessary than ever to keep a strict guard at the house of those, who were the chief objects of their vengeance.
 

Chapter 46

Chap. 46.
 
and his brother go on a mission to the Eastdeath of
 
In the year 1836 my and his brother were sent on a short mission to . While there they administered patriarchal blessings, and baptized sixteen in number.
Soon after they left for their aged mother arrived in from after travelling the dista [p. 237]
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