Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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for their comfort; and they shall not work anymore as they have done.”
 
Chapter 20
Chap. 20.
 
’s sickness ahis exhortations to his brothers and sisters and death
 
On the 15th of Nov. 1822 <1823 1824>, about 10 0’clock in the morning, was violently attacked with the bilious cholic; and coming to the house in much distress, desired his to go immediately for a doctor. went without delay for ; but, not finding him at home, brought one Dr Greenwood; who, upon his arrival, administrated a heavy dose of calomel, though much against the will of the patient. This calomel lodged in his stomach— f◊◊◊◊◊th we became alarmed, and called in five other skillful physicians; (one of these was ) who administered the most efficient and powerful medicine in order to remove the dose which was first given him; but all in vain.
being aware of this, told them that the calomel was still lodged in the same place, and must take his life. Shortly <after> coming to this conclusion he called to his bedside and said: “, I must die— now, I want you to say a few things which I wish to have you remember— It is this: I have done all I could to make our dear parents comfortable— I [p. 90]
for their comfort; and they shall not work anymore as they have done.”
 
Chapter 20
Chap. 20.
 
’s sicknesshis exhortations to his brothers and sisters and death
 
On the 15th of Nov. 1823 , about 10 0’clock in the morning, was violently attacked with the bilious cholic; and coming to the house in much distress, desired his to go immediately for a doctor. went without delay for ; but, not finding him at home, brought one Dr Greenwood; who, upon his arrival, administrated a heavy dose of calomel, though much against the will of the patient. This calomel lodged in his stomach— we became alarmed, and called in five other skillful physicians; (one of these was ) who administered the most efficient and powerful medicine in order to remove the dose which was first given ; but all in vain.
being aware of this, told them that the calomel was still lodged in the same place, and must take his life. Shortly after coming to this conclusion he called to his bedside and said: “, I must die— now, I want to say a few things which I wish to have you remember— It is this: I have done all I could to make our dear parents comfortable— I [p. 90]
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