Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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erent routes going two by two Joseph wen and and Joseph and were of the number and brother Cahoon went <​in company​> together.
 
It will be observed in this revelation that Samuel and were appointed to go in company together they had not on their way to they called at a town and going into a large store they enqured of the clerk who was Wm M E Mc’ Clela if they had any preaching <​evenings​> in the place in the evening Yes answered we do when any a preacher comes along. What denomination do you belong to— We are Latterday saints said — Can you preach said Wm I would like to hear you for that is a denomination that I have never heard of and if you will preach I will get a house and light it up and call the people together in good season— replied that he would be Glad of the opportunity, and went out & in a short time he had a large congregation seated in a conveinient room well lit up at the expense of the above named young gentleman After the meeting was dismissed urged them to stay in the place and preach again but they refused as the directions to the Elders were to go forward without delay any farther than to warn the people as they passed [o]n after they left <​which was​> the next morning grew uneasy and this he afterwards told me the following story When it came to be night I was unable to sleep for I thought that I ought to have gone with them an as I had an excellent horse I could have assisted them much on their Journey and this worked upon my mind so that I determined to set out after them the next mor[n]ing cost what it might I accordingly told my employer that Wa what I had concluded to do and obtaining his consent I set out in pursuit of my new acquaintances but I did not overtake them but pursued <​my rout in​> the same direction untill I came to Misouri where I was baptized— Soon after I got there [p. [7], bk. 12]
erent routes going two by two and and Joseph and were of the number and brother went in company together.
 
It will be observed in this revelation that and were appointed to go in company together on their way to they called at a town and going into a large store they enqured of the clerk who was if they had any preaching evenings in the place Yes answered we do when any a preacher comes along. What denomination do you belong to— We are Latterday saints said — Can you preach said I would like to hear you for that is a denomination that I have never heard of and if you will preach I will get a house and light it up and call the people together in good season— replied that he would be Glad of the opportunity, went out & in a short time he had a large congregation seated in a conveinient room well lit up at the expense of the above named young gentleman After the meeting was dismissed urged them to stay in the place and preach again but they refused as the directions to the Elders were to go forward without delay any farther than to warn the people as they passed on after they left which was the next morning grew uneasy and he afterwards told me the following story When it came to be night I was unable to sleep for I thought that I ought to have gone with them as I had an excellent horse I could have assisted them much on their Journey and this worked upon my mind so that I determined to set out after them the next morning cost what it might I accordingly told my employer what I had concluded to do and obtaining his consent I set out in pursuit of my new acquaintances but I did not overtake them but pursued my rout in the same direction untill I came to Misouri where I was baptized— Soon after I got there [p. [7], bk. 12]
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