Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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me; as they did not expect me to live any length of time  and they were willing that she should gratified. When I recov ered I found that she had taken nothing but ice water,  while I was sick; but her fever was broken, and by careful  nursing she was soon able to walk about.
Whilst we were sick, the ladies of sent us every  delicacy which the afforded: in fact we were surrounded  with the kindest of neighbors. One Mr Messer and family,  in particular, saught every opportunity to oblige us, while  we remained in the place.
Previous to our sickness in , my sent  brother Lumereaux to under strict injunctions, to see  Joseph and , or find out where they were bfore he  <should> returned About the time that began to walk around a  little, and came to our house  from , to see if Lumeraux had either written or returned.
When they came we had heard nothing of him; but while  they were with us he arrived in , and sent us word  that he had seen neither Joseph nor . At this  information was in despair, and said:  that, when another messenger was to be sent, he would go  himself, as it was hardly possible to find a man that  would do as he was instructed. I listened to him some time  in silence; at length the spirit which had so often com forted my heart again spoke peace to my soul; and gave  me an assurance that I should see my sons before the nig ht should again close over my head.
!,” I exclaimed, in tears of joy, “I shall  see Joseph and before tomorow night.” No, ,” said he, “I am perfectly discouraged— I do’nt  believe we shall ever see them again in the world— at any  rate, do not flatter yourself, that they will be here as soon  as that; for I tell you that they <you,> will not be disapointed. [p. 289]
me; as they did not expect me to live any length of time and they were willing that she should gratified. When I recovered I found that she had taken nothing but ice water, while I was sick; but her fever was broken, and by careful nursing she was soon able to walk about.
Whilst we were sick, the ladies of sent us every delicacy which the afforded: in fact we were surrounded with the kindest of neighbors. One Mr Messer and family, in particular, saught every opportunity to oblige us, while we remained in the place.
Previous to our sickness in , my sent brother Lumereaux to under strict injunctions, to see Joseph and , or find out where they were bfore he should return About the time that began to walk around a little, and came to our house from , to see if Lumeraux had either written or returned.
When they came we had heard nothing of him; but while they were with us he arrived in , and sent us word that he had seen neither Joseph nor . At this information was in despair, and said: that, when another messenger was to be sent, he would go himself, as it was hardly possible to find a man that would do as he was instructed. I listened to him some time in silence; at length the spirit which had so often comforted my heart again spoke peace to my soul; and gave me an assurance that I should see my sons before the night should again close over my head.
!,” I exclaimed, in tears of joy, “I shall see Joseph and before tomorow night.” No, ,” said he, “I am perfectly discouraged— I do’nt believe we shall ever see them again in the world— at any rate, do not flatter yourself, that they will be here as soon as that; for I tell you that you, will be disapointed. [p. 289]
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