Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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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 of 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 . He 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 an attempt was made to kidnap him, and take him into , by , from the last mentioned , 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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