Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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and Joseph’s return which I think was late in the fall &c. Their joy at seeing meeting us again in health and was exceeding great above measure because of the perils which they had escaped during their abscence and after they were a little rested and refreshed <​they sat down one on each side <​on each side​> of me Joseph holding one of my hands and the other and​> they related the foll[ow]ing history <​sketch​> of their journey “When arrived in Mis we got started we made arrangements to have a certain one bake their bread and others to attend to other vairious branches of buisiness So that the company should be made as comfortable as possible— but the incidental sufferings which cannot be avoided in such excursions soon made some of the brethren discontented. And the began to murmur against us saying that they Lord never required them to take such a tiresome journey that it was folly for them to suffer the fatigue and inconveinience which they underwent just to gratify a foolish fancy. I so we warned them in the name of the Lord to stop their murmuring or the displeasure of the Almighty would visit them in judgement but many of them persisted in complaining untill one morning we <​they​> came to harness the their horses we they found them so lame as to be unable to travel this gave them great uneasiness and said Joseph I called together and told them if they would repent and humble themselves before the lord the curse would be removed but if they do did not a greater curse would come upon them— This had a good effect with all save one who was more turbulent than the rest when he brought up his horse he found that it would not be possible for him to travel and after a little delay the animal died— but soon the spitret [spirit] of disension rose again and was not quelled so that we had any degree of good feeling untill we came to the end of our journey— Soon after we got to the point of destination the cholera broke out among us and the brethren were so violently atacted [attacked] that it seemed impossible to render them any assistance they immediately sent for the Elders who remained in health to have hands laid on them that they might be relieved [p. [12], bk. 13]
and Joseph’s return which was late in the fall . Their joy at meeting us again in health was exceeding great above measure because of the perils which they had escaped during their abscence they sat down one on each side of me Joseph holding one of my hands and the other and they related the following sketch of their journey “When we got started we made arrangements to have a certain one bake their bread and others to attend to other vairious branches of buisiness So that the company should be made as comfortable as possible— but the incidental sufferings which cannot be avoided in such excursions soon made some of the brethren discontented. And began to murmur against us saying that the Lord never required them to take such a tiresome journey that it was folly for them to suffer the fatigue and inconveinience which they underwent just to gratify a foolish fancy. we warned them in the name of the Lord to stop their murmuring or the displeasure of the Almighty would visit them in judgement but many of them persisted in complaining untill one morning they came to harness their horses they found them so lame as to be unable to travel this gave them great uneasiness and said Joseph I called together and told them if they would repent and humble themselves before the lord the curse would be removed but if they did not a greater curse would come upon them— This had a good effect with all save one who was more turbulent than the rest when he brought up his horse he found that it would not be possible for him to travel and after a little delay the animal died— but soon the spitret [spirit] of disension rose again and was not quelled so that we had any degree of good feeling untill we came to the end of our journey— Soon after we got to the point of destination the cholera broke out among us and the brethren were so violently atacted attacked that it seemed impossible to render them any assistance they immediately sent for the Elders who remained in health to have hands laid on them that they might be relieved [p. [12], bk. 13]
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