Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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  • Historical Introduction
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nstable , an apostate, served a summons upon  my ; and telling him that no harm was intended,  desired him to go immediately to the office.
I begged not to drag my away  among our enemies; for I knew by sad experience, the  direful consequences of these civil suits. paid no  attention to what I said, but hurried my away  to the office.
He was taken for marrying a couple <without being licensed;> <the courts of having absolutely refused  to license any of the Elders of the church; although  the law made it their duty required them to do So.>; and as and the mob did not consider, that he was a min ister of the gospel, they disputed his having a right to perform  this ceremony; and so fined him the sum of three thousand  dollars: and in case he should fail to pay this amount forth with, he was sentenced to go to the Penetentiary. blustered about, pretending to be very much engaged  in preparing to draw writings for the money, and making  other arrangements, such as were required of him by the party  to which he belonged. The first opportunity that offered  itself, he went to , and told him to <he would> take his   into a room which he pointed out to him: and,  said , “I will manage <so that he can> to get <out of> the window out, which  will set him at liberty to jump out, and <to> go where he pl eaes” and who had been together  all the time, then retired from the company; who was kept  from following them by , who told the mob, that  the prisoner had gone to consult aobut raising the money.  In this way they were stilled until <he escaped>, by the help  of and , escaped from the window.
My , after travelling about four <two> miles, stop ped with brother , who was father to the poe tess. The old man told that he would secrete him;  and calling his family together, he forbid them telling any one  of his being there. [p. 242]
nstable , an apostate, served a summons upon my ; and telling him that no harm was intended, desired him to go immediately to the office.
I begged not to drag my away among our enemies; for I knew by sad experience, the direful consequences of these civil suits. paid no attention to what I said, but hurried my away to the office.
He was taken for marrying a couple without being licensed; the courts of having absolutely refused to license any of the Elders of the church; although the law required them to do So.; blustered about, pretending to be very much engaged making arrangements, such as were required of him by the party to which he belonged. The first opportunity that offered itself, he went to , and told him he would take his into a room which he pointed out : and, said , “I will manage so that he can get out of the window , which will set him at liberty , to go where he pleaes” In this way he escaped, by the help of and , from the window.
My , after travelling about two miles, stopped with brother , who was father to the poetess. The old man told that he would secrete him; and calling his family together, he forbid them telling any one of his being there. [p. 242]
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