Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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about four miles distant; and they were carried thither on a lumber wagon the same day. We then agreed that and her second husband, , should stop and take care of ; while and the remainder of the party, should take me, and make what speed they could to
Our progress was but slow; for I was unable to travel more than four miles a day; on account of a violent cough with which I was afflicted; however we at length arrived there, and succeeded in getting a place where we could stay for some considerable length of time, if we should think proper to do so.
The next morning after our arrival, the family being absent, I siezed the opportunity to make an effort to get far enough from the house to pray without interuption. Accordingly, I took, I took a staff in each hand; and by the assistance which they afforded me, I was enabled to reach a dense thicket, which lay some distance from the house.
As soon as I was sufficiently rested to speak with ease, I commenced calling upon the Lord; beseeching him to restore me to health, as well as my daughter . I urged every claim which is afforded us by the scriptures, and continued, praying faithfully for three hours: at the end of which time, I was relieved from every kind of pain; my cough left me, and I was well.
At one O’Clock , ’s husband, came to , and informed us that was so much better, that, if she had a carriage to ride in, she could proceed on her journey
After getting a carriage returned home to his , who was 40 miles from ; and the first day she travelled, she rode 30 miles. The second day it commenced raining quite early in the morning, and continued to rain all day. However, this did not stop ; she started about 8 O’Clock and arrived at the above named place, a little before noon. When [p. 246]
about four miles distant; and they were carried thither on a lumber wagon the same day. We then agreed that and her second husband, , should stop and take care of ; while and the remainder of the party, should take me, and make what speed they could to
Our progress was but slow; for I was unable to travel more than four miles a day; on account of a violent cough with which I was afflicted; however we at length arrived there, and succeeded in getting a place where we could stay for some considerable length of time, if we should think proper to do so.
The next morning after our arrival, the family being absent, I siezed the opportunity to make an effort to get far enough from the house to pray without interuption. Accordingly, I took, I took a staff in each hand; and by the assistance which they afforded me, I was enabled to reach a dense thicket, which lay some distance from the house.
As soon as I was sufficiently rested to speak with ease, I commenced calling upon the Lord; beseeching him to restore me to health, as well as my daughter . I urged every claim which is afforded us by the scriptures, and continued, praying faithfully for three hours: at the end of which time, I was relieved from every kind of pain; my cough left me, and I was well.
At one O’Clock , ’s husband, came to , and informed us that was so much better, that, if she had a carriage to ride in, she could proceed on her journey
After getting a carriage returned to his , who was 40 miles from ; and the first day she travelled, she rode 30 miles. The second day it commenced raining quite early in the morning, and continued to rain all day. However, this did not stop ; she started about 8 O’Clock and arrived at the above named place, a little before noon. When [p. 246]
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