Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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covered with snow, and much of the bedding under which we lay, frozen. We rose and tried to light a fire; but finding it impossible, we resigned ourselves to our comfortless situation. Soon after this came over from , and he, with the assistance of , obtained permission of the ferryman for us to cross that day. About sunset we landed in : here had hired a house and we moved into it, with four other families.
 
Chapter 51
Chap. 51.
 
Joseph and escaped <from> prison <their persecutors> and return to their families
 
We spent the evening, after the we arrived in , in relating our adventures and escapes, while making our exit from the land of . And the following circumstances, during our evenings conversation were related by ; who in company with several others, fled for his life before the enemy:—
He said, that they travelled the most secluded rout, which they could find; as they considered it unsafe to be seen, by the inhabitants of the country. Game being very scarce, they soon lacked for provisions, and finally ran out altogether; yet they pursued their journey, until they became so weak, that they could proceed no farther. They then held a council; in which was appointed to receive [p. 287]
covered with snow, and much of the bedding under which we lay, frozen. We rose and tried to light a fire; but finding it impossible, we resigned ourselves to our comfortless situation. Soon after this came over from , and he, with the assistance of , obtained permission of the ferryman for us to cross that day. About sunset we landed in : here had hired a house and we moved into it, with four other families.
 
Chapter 51
Chap. 51.
 
Joseph and escaped from their persecutors and return to their families
 
We spent the evening, after we arrived in , in relating our adventures and escapes, while making our exit from the land of . And the following circumstances, during our evenings conversation were related by ; who in company with several others, fled for his life before the enemy:—
He said, that they travelled the most secluded rout, which they could find; as they considered it unsafe to be seen, by the inhabitants of the country. Game being very scarce, they soon lacked for provisions, and finally ran out altogether; yet they pursued their journey, until they became so weak, that they could proceed no farther. They then held a council; in which was appointed to receive [p. 287]
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