Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Chap. I.
 
The birth of , the father of An extract from his narrative
 
My father, , was born in the Town of Lime,  New London County, and State of Connecticut Sept. 26th. 1735.  His father, Ebenezer Mack, was a man of considerable  property; he lived in good style and commanded all of that  attention and respect which are ever shown to those who who  live in fine circumstances and habits of strict morality;  and, for a length of time, he fully enjoyed the fruits of  his former industry, but this state of things did not always  continue— a series of misfortunes visited him, by which  he was compelled to throw his children upon the charity of a  cold unfeeling world.
My was taken into the family of a neighboring farmer,  where he remained until he was nearly 21 years of age; about [p. 1]

Chapter 1

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Chap. I.
 
The birth of , the father of An extract from his narrative
 
My father, , was born in the Town of Lime, New London County, and State of Connecticut Sept. 26th. 1735. His father, Ebenezer Mack, was a man of considerable property; he lived in good style and commanded all of that attention and respect which are ever shown to those who live in fine circumstances and habits of strict morality; and, for a length of time, he fully enjoyed the fruits of his industry, but this state of things did not always continue— a series of misfortunes visited him, by which he was compelled to throw his children upon the charity of a cold unfeeling world.
My was taken into the family of a neighboring farmer, where he remained until he was nearly 21 years of age; about [p. 1]
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