Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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When supposed that my was out of <their> reach  he started up and ran into the room where he had left  him, saying, that he must see after the prisoner; and find ing the room empty, he made a great outcry, and ran  hunting in every direction for the prisoner; fugitive. He came  to me and inquired if had returned home, This  frightened me very much, and I exclaimed: “, you have  killed my .” He denied it, but gave no farther  explanation. In a short time I found out where he was, and sent  him both money and clothing to travel with; so that in a  few days, he started with and brother Wilber.
By this time hand bills were stuck up, on every public,  as well as privat road; offering a reward for him, and descri bing his person, in order, if possible, to prevent his escape.—  Runners were also sent [2 words illegible] througout the country to watch  for him with authority to bring him back, in case they shou ld find him; but, in despite of all their diligence he succe eded in making his escape, and getting to ,  where he stopped with brother Taylor. , having  accompanied his to the above named place, returned  home again to his family; but immediately discovering, that  the mob contemplated taking him for the same offence, he  moved with his family to , and was there with  his until the rest of the family were ready to start remove  to . had already moved there with with his  family.
Shortly after they left a man by the name of  came to to see ; not finding him there,  he went to , and persuaded my to  accompany him home <to Rochester Columbiana Co. Ohio.>
After he ( had been at this gentleman’s  residence about two weeks, we became very uneasy about him;  and as we did not know at that time whither he had gone, [p. 243]
When supposed that my was out of their reach he started up and ran into the room where he had left him, saying, that he must see after the prisoner; and finding the room empty, he made a great outcry, and ran hunting in every direction for the ; fugitive. He came to me and inquired if had returned home, This frightened me very much, and I exclaimed: “, you have killed my .” He denied it, but gave no farther explanation. In a short time I found out where he was, and sent him both money and clothing to travel with; so that in a few days, he started with and brother Wilber.
By this time hand bills were stuck up, on every public, as well as privat road; offering a reward for him, and describing his person, in order, if possible, to prevent his escape.— Runners were also sent througout the country to watch for him with authority to bring him back, in case they should find him; but, in despite of all their diligence he succeeded in making his escape, and getting to , where he stopped with brother Taylor. , having accompanied his to the above named place, returned home again to his family; but immediately discovering, that the mob contemplated taking him for the same offence, he moved with his family to , and was there with his until the rest of the family were ready to remove to . had already moved there with with his family.
Shortly after they left a man by the name of came to to see ; not finding him there, he went to , and persuaded my to accompany him home to Rochester Columbiana Co.
After he ( had been at this gentleman’s residence about two weeks, we became very uneasy about him; and as we did not know at that time whither he had gone, [p. 243]
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