Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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are already published, and, as my buisness mind is loth to dwel[l] upon these days of sorrow, I shall only give the facts, which have not been published. while the mob was
While the mob was in the , went out to feed his horse; but the horse was gone; it was not long, however, before a soldier, who had been absent on a despatch, rode into the yard. took the horse by the bridle, and ordered the soldier to dismount; which he did, and left the horse in ’s hands again.
Soon after this The brethren were compelled to lay down their arms, and sign away their property. This was done quite near our house so that <¶> I could distinctly hear<d> ’s , notable speech on this occasion. And, without any great degree of alarm, I heard him declare, concerning Joseph and : “that their die was cast, their doom was fixed and their fate was sealed.”
Not long after <was taken,> left home, Joseph <Fielding> [Smith] his youngest son was born. This was Mary [Fielding Smith]’s first child. Her confinement was considered rather premature. being probably brought on, by her anxiety with regard to her ; whom she never saw but once she became a mother, before leaving the . She suffered in her sickness beyond description. But, in all her afflictions, her sister, , stood by her to nurse her and comfort her; and by the best of attention. She gained sufficient strength, to accompany to the prison once before she left the .
At this time sent to Joseph, to know if it was the will of the Lord, that we should leave the . Whereupon Joseph sent him a revelation, which he had received while in prison; which satisfied my ’s mind, and he was willing to remove to as soon as possible.
After this will took his own family without further delay to ; thence to ; where he settled [p. 283]
are already published, and, as my mind is loth to dwell upon these days of sorrow, I shall only give the facts, which have not been published.
While the mob was in the , went out to feed his horse; but the horse was gone; it was not long, however, before a soldier, who had been absent on a despatch, rode into the yard. took the horse by the bridle, and ordered the soldier to dismount; which he did, and left the horse in ’s hands again.
The brethren were compelled to lay down their arms, and sign away their property. This was done quite near our house ¶ I distinctly heard ’s , notable speech . And, without any great degree of alarm, I heard him declare, concerning Joseph and : “that their die was cast, their doom was fixed and their fate was sealed.”
Not long after was taken, , Joseph Fielding Smith his youngest son was born. This was Mary Fielding Smith’s first child. Her confinement was considered rather premature. being probably brought on, by her anxiety with regard to her ; whom she never saw but once she became a mother, before leaving the . She suffered in her sickness beyond description. But, in all her afflictions, her sister, , stood by her to nurse and comfort her; and by the best of attention. She gained sufficient strength, to accompany to the prison once before she left the .
At this time sent to Joseph, to know if it was the will of the Lord, that we should leave the . Whereupon Joseph sent him a revelation, which he had received while in prison; which satisfied my ’s mind, and he was willing to remove to as soon as possible.
After this took his own family without further delay to ; thence to ; where he settled [p. 283]
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