Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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in whom he had confidence; who came frequently to  the : thus communication was kept up betw een Joseph his family, and the church. At this  time brothe Taylor lay very sick of the fever  and so reduced that he was not able to stand  upon his feet: Joseph visited him; and after  him, that he wished to start that night on  a journey of fifty miles he requested brother  Taylor to accompany him, saying if he would  do so, he would be able to ride the whole way.  Brother Taylor believing this, they sat  out together, and performed the journey  with ease. This time Joseph remained away  two weeks: then made his family and  a short visit, after which he again left us.  In this way he lived, hiding first in one  place and then in another,— until the set ting of the Legislature; when by the advise  of he went , and  was tried before for the crime  of alledged against him namely, that of  being accessory to the attempted assassin ation of . He was again  discharged; and when he returned home, there  was a jubilee held throughout the . He  The remainder of the Winter, and the next spr ing we spent in peace.
About the middle of June, Joseph went  with his to visit Mrs. [Clara] Wasson,who was his  ’s sister. While there an an attempt was ma de to kidnap him, and take him into , by , from the last men tioned , and of [p. 305]
in whom he had confidence; who came frequently to the : thus communication was kept up between Joseph his family, and the church. At this time brothe Taylor lay very sick of the fever and so reduced that he was not able to stand upon his feet: Joseph visited him; and after him, that he wished to start that night on a journey of fifty miles he requested brother Taylor to accompany him, saying if he would do so, he would be able to ride the whole way. Brother Taylor believing this, they sat out together, and performed the journey with ease. This time Joseph remained away two weeks: then made his family and a short visit, after which he again left us. In this way he lived, hiding first in one place and then in another,— until the setting of the Legislature; when by the advise of he went , and was tried before for the crime alledged against him namely, that of being accessory to the attempted assassination of . He was again discharged; and when he returned home, there was a jubilee held throughout the . The remainder of the Winter, and the next spring we spent in peace.
About the middle of June, Joseph went with his to visit Mrs. Clara Wasson,who was his ’s sister. While there an attempt was made to kidnap him, and take him into , by , from the last mentioned , and of [p. 305]
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