Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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and asked the Lord to spare her, that I might see  her again in the flesh. But when I left I felt  as though she would be taken before I returned, which  caused me to feel sorrowful; but I do not desire  to call her back to this world of trouble. I must  close by saying that I expect to labor in the vine yard until I start for home. And, if the Lord  will I shall see you, as soon as the last of July:— then  then I shall finish this letter.
Yours till death
 
In the month of June 1839. came from   to for the purpose of  making preparations to establish a printing press. As  the press and type had been burried during the troubles, and were considerably injured by the da mpness which they had gathered, it was necessary  to get them into use as soon as possible: and in order  to this, was under the necessity of cleaning  out a cellar through which a spring was constantly  flowing; for there was no other place at liberty,  where he could put up the press. The dampness  of the place, together with his labor, caused  him to take a severe cold, with which he was sick  some time; nevertheless he continued his labor until  he got the press into opperation, and issued one No,  of the paper. He then went to to  visit his family after which he returned to ; but found the distress so great that no bus iness could be done. Upon his arrival in  he wrote to his the following letter; which shows [p. 328]
and asked the Lord to spare her, that I might see her again in the flesh. But when I left I felt as though she would be taken before I returned, which caused me to feel sorrowful; but I do not desire to call her back to this world of trouble. I must close by saying that I expect to labor in the vineyard until I start for home. And, if the Lord will I shall see you, as soon as the last of July:— then then I shall finish this letter.
Yours till death
 
In the month of June 1839. came from to for the purpose of making preparations to establish a printing press. As the press and type had been burried during the troubles, and were considerably injured by the dampness which they had gathered, it was necessary to get them into use as soon as possible: and in order to this, was under the necessity of cleaning out a cellar through which a spring was constantly flowing; for there was no other place at liberty, where he could put up the press. The dampness of the place, together with his labor, caused him to take a severe cold, with which he was sick some time; nevertheless he continued his labor until he got the press into opperation, and issued one No, of the paper. He then went to to visit his family after which he returned to ; but found the distress so great that no business could be done. Upon his arrival in he wrote to his the following letter; which shows [p. 328]
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