Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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and moved upon his premises as soon as preparations could be  made for their families
 
Chapter 52
Chap. 52.
 
Purchase made in Joseph <the Prophet> goes to  death of
 
In the spring of 1839 Joseph and , made a p urchase of a tract of land in of one Mr. [Hugh] White; and  after moving their families hither, they sent brother Jacob Big ler back for and myself.
When our good friend, Mr. Messer, learned that we were  about leaving , he came and spent a whole day with  us. The next day we set out for . After proceeding  about ten miles our carriage broke down; and, although my   was quite sick, we were compelled to remain in the sun  at least three hours before another vehicle could be obtained procured.  After this we started on and soon arrived at Bear Creek below  . We found the stream so high that it was dangerous  to ford; especially for those who were unacquainted with the  crossing place. But fortunately we took the right direction,  and with much difficulty succeeded in getting across. That night  we staid stayed with sister Lawrence; and the next day arrived in  , where we found our children in good health.
We moved into a small room, attached to the house in  which Joseph lived. Here we might have enjoyed ourselves, but [p. 292]
and moved upon his premises as soon as preparations could be made for their families
 
Chapter 52
Chap. 52.
 
Purchase made in Joseph the Prophet goes to death of
 
In the spring of 1839 Joseph and , made a purchase of a tract of land in of one Mr. Hugh White; and after moving their families hither, they sent brother Jacob Bigler back for and myself.
When our good friend, Mr. Messer, learned that we were about leaving , he came and spent a whole day with us. The next day we set out for . After proceeding about ten miles our carriage broke down; and, although my was quite sick, we were compelled to remain in the sun at least three hours before another vehicle could be procured. After this we started on and soon arrived at Bear Creek below . We found the stream so high that it was dangerous to ford; especially for those who were unacquainted with the crossing place. But fortunately we took the right direction, and with much difficulty succeeded in getting across. That night we stayed with sister Lawrence; and the next day arrived in , where we found our children in good health.
We moved into a small room, attached to the house in which Joseph lived. Here we might have enjoyed ourselves, but [p. 292]
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