Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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ease, which carried out of the world— supposed to  be quick consumption.
September 28th 15th ’s Joseph’s youngest child died. He  was named after his
September 28th ’s second son, named Hyrum,  died of a fever.
The succeeding winter we were left to mourn over the  ravages which death had made in our family, without in teruption; for sickness ceased from amongst us, and the  mob retired to their homes.
On the 6th of May 1842, Ex Gov ernor of , was said to have been shot by an ass assin. And in consequence of the injuries which we had  received at his hands, suspicion immediately fastened itse lf upon Joseph; who was accused of having committed  the crime. But as he was on that day at an officer’s  drill, and seen by hundreds; and on the day following,  at a public training, where thousands of witnesses beheld  him, we supposed that the crime, being charged upon  him, was such an upon common sense that, when  they became apprized of these facts, they would <cease> to him.
But in this we were disappointed; for when they found  it impossible to sustain the charge in this shape the[y]  prefered it in another, in order to make it more prob able.— They now accused my son of sending into with orders to Shoot the ,  and from this time they pursued both Joseph and, withe all dilligence till they succeeded in getting  the latter into jail in .
Joseph not choosing to fall into their  hands fled from the , and secreted him self sometimes in one place, sometimes in another  He generally kept some friend with him in [p. 304]
ease, which carried out of the world— supposed to be quick consumption.
September 15th Joseph’s youngest child died. He was named after his
September 28th ’s second son, named Hyrum, died of a fever.
The succeeding winter we were left to mourn over the ravages which death had made in our family, without interuption; for sickness ceased from among us, and the mob retired to their homes.
On the 6th of May 1842, Ex Governor of , was said to have been shot by an assassin. And in consequence of the injuries which we had received at his hands, suspicion immediately fastened itself upon Joseph; who was accused of having committed the crime. But as he was on that day at an officer’s drill, and seen by hundreds; and on the day following, at a public training, where thousands of witnesses beheld him, we supposed that the crime, being charged upon him, was such an upon common sense that, when they became apprized of these facts, they would cease to him.
But in this we were disappointed; for when they found it impossible to sustain the charge in this shape they prefered it in another, in order to make it more probable.— They now accused my son of sending into with orders to Shoot the , and from this time they pursued both Joseph and, withe all dilligence till they succeeded in getting the latter into jail in .
Joseph not choosing to fall into their hands fled from the , and secreted himself sometimes in one place, sometimes in another He generally kept some friend with him in [p. 304]
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