Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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  • Historical Introduction
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in on the 5 of June 1841 Joseph went with several others on a visit to and as he was returning sent one of the old writs of which [I] have spoken and had him arrested for trial Joseph choosing to be tried in returned the next day with the officers to and after procuring witnesses proceeded to his attorney was who spok[e] as he was moved upon by the spirit whicth was given him in answer to the prayers of the saints and of course he told the truth and gained the case— this the opposing attorney tried his utmost to convict Joseph of Murder Larceny and treason but before he had spoken many minutes he turned sick and vomited at the feet of the judge which circumstance joined to his advocating the cause case of <​the​> Misourians (who are called pukes) obtained to him the name of puke and he was a source of much amusement to the court— the Church were rejoiced when joseph returned and many besought him never again to leave the
About the 1 of A[u]gust came to me and told me that his family were all sick and he feared that he should soon be brought down with a worse disease tha me and told me that he feared that he was going as his did that he had for a long time suffered such distress in his side that he thought he that the same disease had fastened upon him and would sooner or later take him away he was taken bedfast the same day and on the 7 day of august he died and on the 8 he was buried under the honors of War [p. 3, bk. [19]]
on the 5 of June 1841 Joseph went with several others on a visit to and as he was returning sent one of the old writs of which [I] have spoken and had him arrested for trial Joseph choosing to be tried in returned the next day with the officers to and after procuring witnesses proceeded to his attorney was who spoke as he was moved upon by the spirit whicth was given him in answer to the prayers of the saints and of course he told the truth and gained the case— the opposing attorney tried his utmost to convict Joseph of Murder Larceny and treason but before he had spoken many minutes he turned sick and vomited at the feet of the judge which circumstance joined to his advocating the case of the Misourians (who are called pukes) obtained to him the name of puke and he was a source of much amusement to the court— the Church were rejoiced when joseph returned and many besought him never again to leave the
About the 1 of August came to me and told me that he feared that he was going as his did that he had for a long time suffered such distress in his side that he thought the same disease had fastened upon him and would sooner or later take him away he was taken bedfast the same day and on the 7 day of august he died and on the 8 he was buried under the honors of War [p. 3, bk. [19]]
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