Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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time so great an excitement was raised that the inhabitants began <​to​> gather from all quarte[r]s she told them she would meet them at the village church <​*​> <​* She then sang them a hymn with angelic harmony*​> on thursday the next day but one and tell them all they wished to know which she accordingly did by walking 1 mile with the assistance of Her husband and her sister <​*​> <​* told them <​when she lay sick her spirit​> <​she was carried <​away​>​>there was nothing more than a spider’s web between her and heaven Christ that Christ bid her return and warn the people​> She testified with boldness to <​the​> power of God in her behalf and continued so to do till her death which was 2 3 yars <​+​> <​+ She occupied the whole day had her two nurses with minister opened the meeting and gave it into her hands she sang a splendid strain of music >see last page​> after
Lovina’s character was that of a true follower of Christ and she lived as she died contemplating her final change with that peacefull serenity which <​characterizes​> those who fear God and walk uprightly she was taken with the consumption at 16 and languished 3 years with this fatal disease she spoke calmly of her approaching disolution and conjured her young friends to remmember that life upon this earth could not be eternal to any one therefore the necessity of looking beyond this vale of tears to a far more glorious inheritance laid up where moth doth not corrupt nor theives break through nor steal Finally to be as brief as possible she called to me <​one night​> (who am the youngest daughter of My ’s family) and said tell mother <​​> and <​Mother​> to come to me, when mother come came she said Mother I am going now and I wish you to call my young mates that I may speak to them again before I die while my mother was giving the necessary direction my sister bade me take her up and place her in a chair When When [p. [12], bk. [1]]
time so great an excitement was raised that the inhabitants began to gather from all quarters she told them she would meet them at the village church * * She then sang them a hymn with angelic harmony* on thursday the next day and tell them all they wished to know which she accordingly did by walking 1 mile with the assistance of Her husband and her sister * * told them when she lay sick her spirit she was carried awaythere was nothing more than a spider’s web between her and Christ that Christ bid her return and warn the people She testified with boldness to the power of God in her behalf and continued so to do till her death which was 3 yars + + She occupied the whole day had her two nurses with minister opened the meeting and gave it into her hands she sang a splendid strain of music >see last page after
Lovina’s character was that of a true follower of Christ and she lived contemplating her final change with that peacefull serenity which characterizes those who fear God and walk uprightly she was taken with the consumption at 16 and languished 3 years with this fatal disease she spoke calmly of her approaching disolution and conjured her young friends to remmember that life upon this earth could not be eternal therefore the necessity of looking beyond this vale of tears to a far more glorious inheritance laid up where moth doth not corrupt nor theives break through nor steal Finally to be as brief as possible she called to me one night (who am the youngest daughter of My ’s family) and said tell mother and to come to me, when mother came she said Mother I am going now and I wish you to call my young mates that I may speak to them again before I die while my mother was giving the necessary direction my sister bade me take her up and place her in a chair When [p. [12], bk. [1]]
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