Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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the stream of common events than those who have occupied the foregoing pages: hence, fewer incidents of a striking character are furnished for the mind to dwell upon.
She sought riches and obtained them; yet, in the day of prosperity she remembered the poor; for she dealt out her substance <​to the needy​> with a liberal hand, to the end of her days, and died the object of their affection: as she was beloved in life, so she was bewailed in death.
 
Chapter 6
Chap. 6.
 
Daniel Mack
 
Daniel comes next in order. He was rather worldly minded, yet he was not vicious; and, if he had any peculiar trait of character, it was this: he possessed a very daring and philanthropic spirit, which led him to reach forth his hand to the assistance of those, whose lives were exposed to danger, even to the hazard of his own life. For instance: he was once standing on the bank of Millers river, in the town of Montague, in company with several others, when one of the number proposed taking a swim— Daniel objected; saying, it was a dangerous place to swim; yet they were determined, and three went in; and, in going into the stream rather too far they were overpowered by the current of a kind of eddy which they fell into, and they sunk immediately. At this, said Daniel: “now, gentlemen, these men are drowning, who will assist them at the risk [p. 24]
the stream of common events than those who have occupied the foregoing pages: hence, fewer incidents of a striking character are furnished for the mind to dwell upon.
She sought riches and obtained them; yet, in the day of prosperity she remembered the poor; for she dealt out her substance to the needy with a liberal hand, to the end of her days, and died the object of their affection: as she was beloved in life, so she was bewailed in death.
 
Chapter 6
Chap. 6.
 
Daniel Mack
 
Daniel comes next in order. He was rather worldly minded, yet he was not vicious; and, if he had any peculiar trait of character, it was this: he possessed a very daring and philanthropic spirit, which led him to reach forth his hand to the assistance of those, whose lives were exposed to danger, even to the hazard of his own life. For instance: he was once standing on the bank of Millers river, in the town of Montague, in company with several others, when one of the number proposed taking a swim— Daniel objected; saying, it was a dangerous place to swim; yet they were determined, and three went in; and, going into the stream rather too far they were overpowered by the current of a kind of eddy which they fell into, and they sunk immediately. At this, said Daniel: “now, gentlemen, these men are drowning, who will assist them at the risk [p. 24]
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