Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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night. was then with me, her being ab sent on a mission, and She assisted and in taki ng care of me they were indefatigueable in their attentions; and  by their faithful care, I was enabled, after a long season of hel plessness, to stand upon my feet again.
On the 25th of January 1841 ’s wife  died in consequence of her exposures in .
On the 5th of June the same year, Joseph went, in  company with several others, on a visit to . As he was  returning sent one of the writs after  him, and had him arrested for murder, treason &c. &c.  Joseph, choosing to be tried at Monmouth Warren  County, the officers brought him to ; and  after procuring witnesses, they proceeded to Monmouth.   spoke in Joseph’s defence, and was mo ved upon by the spirit that was given him in answer to  the prayers of the Saints; and, sufice it to say he gained the  case. The opposing attorney tried his utmost to convict  Joseph of the crimes mentioned in the writ; but before he  had spoken many minutes, he turned sick, and vomited  at the feet of Judge. Which joined to the circumstance  of his advocating the case of the Missourians, who are called  pukes by their countrymen, otained to him the same app ellation, and was a source of much amusement to the  Court.
When Joseph returned, the church was greatly rejoiced,  and besaught him never again to leave the .
About the 12th of August was taken sick  and on the 7 he died. The particulars of his death will be  given hereafter.
On the first day of September ,  who was ’s brother-in-law, and partner to in printing the Times and Seasons died of the same dis [p. 303]
night. was then with me, her being absent on a mission, and She assisted and in taking care of me they were indefatigueable in their attentions; and by their faithful care, I was enabled, after a long season of helplessness, to stand upon my feet again.
On the 25th of January 1841 ’s wife died in consequence of her exposures in .
On the 5th of June the same year, Joseph went, in company with several others, on a visit to . As he was returning sent one of the writs after him, and had him arrested for murder, treason &c. &c. Joseph, choosing to be tried at Monmouth Warren County, the officers brought him to ; and after procuring witnesses, they proceeded to Monmouth. spoke in Joseph’s defence, and was moved upon by the spirit that was given him in answer to the prayers of the Saints; and, sufice it to say he gained the case. The opposing attorney tried his utmost to convict Joseph of the crimes mentioned in the writ; but before he had spoken many minutes, he turned sick, and vomited at the feet of Judge. Which joined to the circumstance of his advocating the case of the Missourians, who are called pukes by their countrymen, otained to him the same appellation, and was a source of much amusement to the Court.
When Joseph returned, the church was greatly rejoiced, and besaught him never again to leave the .
About the 12th of August was taken sick and on the 7 he died. The particulars of his death will be given hereafter.
On the first day of September , who was ’s brother-in-law, and partner to in printing the Times and Seasons died of the same dis [p. 303]
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