Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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<​When he informed his of the fact​> but his could not believe it till he examined for himself and ascertained that it was actually the fact now Well said his there must be some overruling power in this thing and I think you had better go as soon as you get your plaster paris sown and bring up the man with his family <​with his scribe​> To this also agreed and The next morning as soon as breakfast was over he took the half bushel measure under his arm and went out to the place where he supposed the plaster to be as he knew exactly where he had left it 24 hours previous but when he came to look for it behold it had entirely disappeared every vestige of it was gone from the spot where he left it he ran to his sisters house a few yards distant and enquired if she knew anything of what had become of the plaster paris which had deposited near there Why said she in surprise you sowed it all yesterday at it was all sown by some one for the the children came and begged me to go out and look at some men that were sowing plaster in the field for said they Mother you never saw anybody sow plaster as fast as they do in your life I went and I I did see three men to work in the field as the children said but suposing that you had employed some assistance and because of your hurry to get your work done I passed into the house without giving any further attention to the subject. Sh made considerable enquiry but not being able to ascertain who had done it he related the circumstance to his who was quite as much at a loss to determine how the thing was brought about as he was but there was not a doubt upon the minds one of the family of there being an exertion of supernatural power connected with the operation and all hands went about preparing for his Journey a he was soon on his way and in 2 days he arrived there without injuring his horses in the least although the distance was 135 miles [p. [9], bk. 8]
When he informed his of the fact could not believe it till he examined for himself and ascertained that it was actually the fact Well said his there must be some overruling power in this thing and I think you had better go as soon as you get your plaster paris sown and bring up the man with his scribe To this also agreed The next morning as soon as breakfast was over he took the half bushel measure under his arm and went out to the place where he supposed the plaster to be as he knew exactly where he had left it 24 hours previous but when he came to look for it behold it had entirely disappeared every vestige of it was gone from the spot where he left it he ran to his sisters house a few yards distant and enquired if she knew anything of what had become of the plaster paris which had deposited near there Why said she in surprise you sowed it all yesterday at it was all sown by some one for the the children came and begged me to go out and look at some men that were sowing plaster in the field for said they Mother you never saw anybody sow plaster as fast as they do in your life I went and I I did see three men to work in the field as the children said but suposing that you had employed some assistance because of your hurry to get your work done I passed into the house without giving any further attention to the subject. made considerable enquiry but not being able to ascertain who had done it he related the circumstance to his who was quite as much at a loss to determine how the thing was brought about as he was but there was not a doubt upon the mind one of the family of there being an exertion of supernatural power connected with the operation and all hands went about preparing for his Journey he was soon on his way and in 2 days he arrived there without injuring his horses in the least although the distance was 135 miles [p. [9], bk. 8]
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