Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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soned shaft entered our very hearts core and diffused its deadly effect throughout our veins we were for a time almost swallowed up in grief so much so that it seemed impossible for us to interest ourselves at all about the concerns of life the feeling of every heart was to make speedy preparation to follow him who had been too much the Idol of our heart<​s​> and then if it pleased God to take us also we would receive the call as a favor at his hands from whom it came
had ever manifested a greater zeal and anxiety if it were possible than any of the rest with regard to the plates record which had been shown to Joseph and he always showed the most intense interest concerning the matter With this before our minds we could not endure to hear or say one word upon that subject for the moment that Joseph spoke of the record it would immediately bring to their <​our​> minds with all his kindness his affection his zeal and piety and when we looked to his place and realized that he was gone from it to return no more in this life we wep <​all​> wept with one accord our irretrievable loss and it seemed as though we could not be comforted because he was not about About this time their was a great revival in religion and the whole neighborhood was very much aroused to the subject and we among the rest flocked to the meeting house to see if their was a word of comfort for us that might releive our overcharged feelings but as there was <​at this time​> a man then laboring in that place to effect a union of all the churches that all denominations might be agreed to worship God with one mind and one heart This I thought looked right and tried to persuade My to join with them as I wished to do so myself and it was the inclination of them all except Joseph he refused from the first to attend the meeting [p. [7], bk. 4]
soned shaft entered our very hearts core and diffused its deadly effect throughout our veins we were for a time almost swallowed up in grief so much so that it seemed impossible for us to interest ourselves at all about the concerns of life the feeling of every heart was to make speedy preparation to follow him who had been too much the Idol of our hearts and then if it pleased God to take us also we would receive the call as a favor at his hands from whom it came
had ever manifested a greater zeal and anxiety if it were possible than any of the rest with regard to the record which had been shown to Joseph and he always showed the most intense interest concerning the matter With this before our minds we could not endure to hear or say one word upon that subject for the moment that Joseph spoke of the record it would immediately bring to our minds with all his kindness his affection his zeal and piety and when we looked to his place and realized that he was gone from it to return no more in this life we all wept with one accord our irretrievable loss and we could not be comforted because he was not there was at this time a man then laboring in that place to effect a union of all the churches that all denominations might be agreed to worship God with one mind and one heart This I thought looked right and tried to persuade My to join with them as I wished to do so myself and it was the inclination of them all except Joseph he refused from the first to attend the meeting [p. [7], bk. 4]
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