Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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Chapter 19
Chap. 19.
 
The angel visits Joseph again— Joseph tells his what he has seen and heard— Joseph <he> is permitted to behold the plates— receives further instructions— communicates the same to the family— takes the plates into his hands— they are taken from him, and he is reproved— his disappointment
 
The next day, and and Joseph, were reaping together in the field, when Joseph stopped quite suddenly; and seemed to be in a very deep studdy. , observing this, hurried him, saying, “we must not slacken our hands, or we will not be able to complete our task.” Uppon which, Joseph went to work again, and after laboring a short time, he stopped just as he had done before. As this was something quite unusual and strange, it attracted the attention of his ; and <upon> <which> he discovered, that Joseph was very pale; and supposing that he was sick, told him to go to the house, and have his doctor him. [illegible] Joseph, accordingly laid aside his work, and started; but, on coming to a beautiful green under an appletree, he stopped and laid down, for he was so weak he could proceed no farther. He was here but a short time when the messenger, whom he saw the previous night, visited him again; and the first thing he said was, ‘why did you not tell your , what I commanded you to tell him” Joseph replied, ‘I was afraid my would not believe me.’ The angel rejoined, ‘he will believe every word you say to him.”
Joseph then promised the angel, that he would do [p. 83]
Chapter 19
Chap. 19.
 
The angel visits Joseph again— Joseph tells his what he has seen and heard— he is permitted to behold the plates— receives further instructions— communicates the same to the family— takes the plates into his hands— they are taken from him, and he is reproved— his disappointment
 
The next day, and and Joseph, were reaping together in the field, when Joseph stopped quite suddenly; and seemed to be in a very deep studdy. , observing this, hurried him, saying, “we must not slacken our hands, or we will not be able to complete our task.” Uppon which, Joseph went to work again, and after laboring a short time, he stopped just as he had done before. As this was something quite unusual and strange, it attracted the attention of his ; upon which he discovered, that Joseph was very pale; and supposing that he was sick, told him to go to the house, and have his doctor him. Joseph, accordingly laid aside his work, and started; but, on coming to a beautiful green under an appletree, he stopped and laid down, for he was so weak he could proceed no farther. He was here but a short time when the messenger, whom he saw the previous night, visited him again; and the first thing he said was, ‘why did you not tell your , what I commanded you to tell him” Joseph replied, ‘I was afraid my would not believe me.’ The angel rejoined, ‘he will believe every word you say to him.”
Joseph then promised the angel, that he would do [p. 83]
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