Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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take away. Notwithstanding this. I would hear all  that could be said, as well as read all that was  written upon the subject of religion; but the Bible  should be my guide to life and Salvation.
This course I pursued a number of years; but finally,  regarding it as my duty to be baptized, and finding a  minister who was willing to baptize me, without compelling  me to join any religious denomination, I stepped forward  and received the ordinance of baptism. After which  I continued to read the Bible as formerly, until my oldest   attained his 22d year.
 

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Chap. 12.
 
looses his property and becomes  poorreceives a visit from Jason Mackhisto ry of [illegible] the latter concluded.”
 
My , as before stated, followed the mer chantile business <for a short time> in the town of Randolph. Soon  after he commenced trading in this place here he learned  that chrystalized gen-sang <Gin seng> root, bore a very high price  in China; that it was used there as a remedy for the  plague, which was then raging in that country; and he  therefore, concluded to embark in a traffick of this  article; and consquently appropriated all his means,  as was necessary <to> carry on a business of this kind.
When he had obtained a large quantity, [7 words illegible] of the root  and chrystalized the same, a merchant by the name  of Stevens from Royalton offered him three thousand [p. 42]
take away. Notwithstanding this. I would hear all that could be said, as well as read all that was written upon the subject of religion; but the Bible should be my guide to life and Salvation.
This course I pursued a number of years; but finally, regarding it as my duty to be baptized, and finding a minister who was willing to baptize me, without compelling me to join any religious denomination, I stepped forward and received the ordinance of baptism. After which I continued to read the Bible as formerly, until my oldest attained his 22d year.
 

Chapter 12

Chap. 12.
 
looses his property and becomes poorreceives a visit from Jason Mackhistory of the latter concluded.”
 
My , as before stated, followed the merchantile business for a short time in the town of Randolph. Soon after he commenced trading here he learned that chrystalized Gin seng root, bore a very high price in China; that it was used as a remedy for the plague, which was then raging in that country; and he therefore, concluded to embark in a traffic of this article; consquently appropriated all his means, as was necessary to carry on a business of this kind.
When he had obtained a quantity, of the root and chrystalized the same, a merchant by the name of Stevens from Royalton offered him three thousand [p. 42]
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