Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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and exclaimed, “there is !— my brothers!  where are they? (this was who was impr isoned with them.) He told us that Joseph and  were then crossing the and would soon be in
, hearing this, ran to carry the tidings to ’s family; but the exci[te]ment was not sufficient to keep  up her strength. When she came to the door she fell pros trate. After recovering a little she communicated the wel come news.
When and Joseph landed, they went immediat ely to see their families; and they next day, they <together> with their  wives and the rest of our connections visited with us. The   Grays also came to our house, and saluted my sons  in the most polite manner. During the afternoon I ask ed Joseph and in the presence of the company,  if they were not on the prarie the night previous in  the situation which I have already related. They rep lied in the affirmative. I then asked if he be lieved what I told him two days before. He ans wered, that he would forever after that time acknow ledge me to be a true prophetess. The day passed  pleasantly and my sons returned to their homes, happy  in their freedom and the society of their friends.
In a short time after Joseph and la nded in , , who is now the second  bishop in the church, came and informed us, that he had qua ntity of land in his possesion; also, that, upon this land were a  number of log houses, which the brethren might occupy if  they chose, and that he would charge them nothing for the  use of them unless it would be to repair them a little, as  they needed something of that kind
My sons were pleased with his offer; and , , and F. , rented some land of him and [p. 291]
and exclaimed, “there is !— my brothers! where are they? (this was who was imprisoned with them.) He told us that Joseph and were then crossing the and would soon be in
, hearing this, ran to carry the tidings to ’s family; but the excitement was not sufficient to keep up her strength. When she came to the door she fell prostrate. After recovering a little she communicated the welcome news.
When and Joseph landed, they went immediately to see their families; and the next day, they together with their wives and the rest of our connections visited with us. The Grays also came to our house, and saluted my sons in the most polite manner. During the afternoon I asked Joseph and in the presence of the company, if they were not on the prarie the night previous in the situation which I have already related. They replied in the affirmative. I then asked if he believed what I told him two days before. He answered, that he would forever after that time acknowledge me to be a true prophetess. The day passed pleasantly and my sons returned to their homes, happy in their freedom and the society of their friends.
In a short time after Joseph and landed in , , who is now the second bishop in the church, came and informed us, that he had quantity of land in his possesion; also, that, upon this land were a number of log houses, which the brethren might occupy if they chose, and that he would charge them nothing for the use of them unless it would be to repair them a little, as they needed something of that kind
My sons were pleased with his offer; and , , and , rented some land of him and [p. 291]
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