Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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love of God shed abroad in the hearts of all those who love him and keep his commandments. He then commanded me to go and bring the rest of my children— I told him we were all there. ‘No; he replied, ‘look yonder, you have two more, and you must bring them also.’ So I raised my eyes, and I saw two small children, standing some distance off. I immediately went to them and brought them to the to the tree; and they commenced eating with the rest; and we all rejoiced together. The more we eat the more we seemed to desire, until we even got down upon our knees, and scooped it up, eating it by double-hand-fulls.
“After feasting in this manner a short time, I asked my guide what was the meaning of the spacious building that I saw. He replied, ‘it is Babylon, it is Babylon; and it must fall: the people in the doors and windows, are the inhabitants thereof; who scorn and despise the saints of God because of their humility.’ I soon awoke, clapping my hands together for joy.”
 
Chapter 15
Chap. 15.
 
Sickness at Lebanon. and’s miraculous recovery
 
We moved, as before mentioned, to the town of Lebanon: <New Hampshire>: here we settled ourselves down, and began to reflect with joy and satisfaction upon the prosperity which had attended our recent exertions; and we doubled our diligence to obtain more of this world’s [p. 55]
love of God shed abroad in the hearts of all those who love him and keep his commandments. He then commanded me to go and bring the rest of my children— I told him we were all there. ‘No; he replied, ‘look yonder, you have two more, and you must bring them also.’ So I raised my eyes, and I saw two small children, standing some distance off. I immediately went to them and brought them to the to the tree; and they commenced eating with the rest; and we all rejoiced together. The more we eat the more we seemed to desire, until we even got down upon our knees, and scooped it up, eating it by double-hand-fulls.
“After feasting in this manner a short time, I asked my guide what was the meaning of the spacious building that I saw. He replied, ‘it is Babylon, it is Babylon; and it must fall: the people in the doors and windows, are the inhabitants thereof; who scorn and despise the saints of God because of their humility.’ I soon awoke, clapping my hands together for joy.”
 
Chapter 15
Chap. 15.
 
Sickness at Lebanon. — ’s miraculous recovery
 
We moved, as before mentioned, to the town of Lebanon: New Hampshire: here we settled ourselves down, and began to reflect with joy and satisfaction upon the prosperity which had attended our recent exertions; and we doubled our diligence to obtain more of this world’s [p. 55]
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