Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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but said he I cannot leave for you could not get along without me besides I am owing some debts that I must pay I told <​him​> I thought I that he might call upon both his debtors and creditors by so doing make an arrangement between them that would be satisfactory to all parties and As for the rest I thought I could prepare myself and my Family to follow him by the time he might be ready for us He called upon <​all​> those with whom he had any dealings and settled up his accounts but there were some who neglected to bring their books but however wittesses [witnesses] were called in order that there might be evidence of the settlement— having done this left Norrige for New York with Mr. Howard my sons & followed their with a heavy heart some distance After the departure of my we toiled faithfully untill we considered that we were fully prepared to leave at a moments warning we soon received a letter from requesting <​us​> to make <​ourselves​> ready to take up a journey for immediately And a messenger soon arrived with a team conveyance for myself and family totake us to him As we were near setting out <​several of​> those gentlemen who had demands against him us and who settled with my pre before he left now visited me bringing the accounts that had been withheld heretofore. Thus I was compelled to pay out $150 out of the means reserved for bearing our expenses in traveling this I made shift to do and saved 60— or $80 for the Journey We set out with Mr. Howard a cousin of the Gentleman who went with Mr. <​traveled to ​> on his journey I had prepared a great quantity of woolen Clothing for my Children besides I had on hand a great deal of diaper and pulled cloth in the web. [p. [4], bk. 3]
but said he I cannot leave for you could not get along without me besides I am owing some debts that I must pay I told him I thought that he might call upon both his debtors and creditors by so doing make an arrangement between them that would be satisfactory to all parties As for the rest I thought I could prepare myself and my Family to follow him by the time he might be ready for us He called upon all those with whom he had any dealings and settled up his accounts but there were some who neglected to bring their books however wittesses [witnesses] were called in order that there might be evidence of the settlement— having done this left Norrige for New York with Mr. Howard my sons & followed their with a heavy heart some distance After the departure of my we toiled faithfully untill we considered that we were fully prepared to leave at a moments warning we soon received a letter from requesting us to make ourselves ready to take up a journey for immediately And a messenger soon arrived with a conveyance for myself and family As we were near setting out several of those gentlemen who had demands against us and who settled with my before he left now visited me bringing the accounts that had been withheld heretofore. Thus I was compelled to pay $150 out of the means reserved for bearing our expenses in traveling this I made shift to do and saved 60— or $80 for the Journey We set out with Mr. Howard a cousin of the Gentleman who traveled to I had prepared a great quantity of woolen Clothing for my Children besides I had on hand a great deal of diaper and pulled cloth in the web. [p. [4], bk. 3]
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