Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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gathering around them the comforts of life as though they had never been disturbed from their possessions and had no reason to distrust the lasting friendship of those who professed to be their friends how often have I looked upon the innocent cheerful countenances of our brethren and wondered at the difference which there was between them and the dark lowering wicked look of our persecutors who thronged our lovely at the time when Joseph and was taken prisoners The fact is our brethren when they have the spirit of the gospel upon them meditate no evil and consequently they fear no evil until they are taught to fear as the sheep is taught to fear the fierce wolf or tiger but they have had sufficient experience now I think to make them more warry than they once were so that they will be likely for the future calculate both ways and not lick t
Lick the hand just raised to shed their blood untill they look round them sharply for the murderous steal before they <​fall​> like some who have fallen beneath the stroke of Death—
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gathering around them the comforts of life as though they had never been disturbed from their possessions and had no reason to distrust the lasting friendship of those who professed to be their friends how often have I looked upon the innocent cheerful countenances of our brethren and wondered at the difference which there was between them and the dark lowering wicked look of our persecutors who thronged our lovely at the time when Joseph and was taken prisoners The fact is our brethren when they have the spirit of the gospel upon them meditate no evil and consequently they fear no evil until they are taught to fear as the sheep is taught to fear the fierce wolf or tiger but they have had sufficient experience now I think to make them more warry than they once were so that they will be likely for the future calculate both ways and not
Lick the hand just raised to shed their blood untill they look round them sharply for the murderous steal before they fall like some who have fallen beneath the stroke of Death—
It now became a duty for Joseph to attend to the fulfillment of a commandment which he received while in prison to go as soon as he was situated so that he could leave home to the city of and petition congress for redress he that if their was any virtue in the government that they might not fail to do justice for want of a correct understanding of the facts accordingly Joseph set off with and for the seat of Government they started on the [blank]
Previous to this during the summer in the commencement of the sickness came from to make preparations to establish a printing press as the Press and type had been buried during the troubles to keep them out of the hands of our enemies and they had gathered so much dampness that the type were considerably injured and it was necessary to get them into use as soon as possible he found but one room at liberty and that was an underground room through which a spring [p. [9], bk. 17]
Page [9], bk. 17