Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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reprimand <​for​> I know what course I am to pursue an[d] all will be well.” It <​was​> signified to him when he should make annother effort to obtain the plates which was september 22 but at this time he did not make this known to us On the 20th of Sept came with his friend to see how we were managing matters with Mr Stodard and company they remained with us untill the 22 On the night of the 21st I sat up very late as my buisness pressed upon my hands & I did not retire untill past 12 about 12 Joseph came to me and asked me if I had a chest with a lock and key I knew in a moment what it was wanted for and was frightened for the isue as I had broken every lock in the house in moving <​not having a lock but what was broken I was alarmed fearing that this might be a matter of great importance to him at that time​> I told him this but he replied never mind <​But Joseph replied be​> I can do very well just now without it and bid me be Calm all was <​is​> right but I found it very difficult to do so for I had not forgotten the first failure he left soon after with his taking s horse and wagon I spent the night in prayer and at reasonable time for rising I went to preparing breakfast my heart fluttering at every footfall for I now expected Joseph & every moment and was in dread of a second disapointment in his obtaining the plates When the male part of the family sat down to breakfast enquired for Joseph <​for no one but knew where he was​> (as no one knew where he had gone but ) I told him that I thought I would not call Joseph that I would have him set down with his to No. No, said My I must have Joseph come and eat with me. Well now says I do let him eat with his new [p. [6], bk. 5]
reprimand for I know what course I am to pursue and all will be well.” It was signified to him when he should make annother effort to obtain the plates which was september 22 but at this time he did not make this known to us On the 20th of Sept came with his friend to see how we were managing matters with Mr Stodard and company they remained with us untill the 22 On the night of the 21st I sat up very late as my buisness pressed upon my hands & I did not retire untill past 12 about 12 Joseph came to me and asked me if I had a chest with a lock and key I knew in a moment what it was wanted for and was not having a lock but what was broken I was alarmed fearing that this might be a matter of great importance to him at that time I told him this but he replied never mind But Joseph replied I can do very well just now without it be Calm all is right but I found it very difficult to do so for I had not forgotten the first failure he left soon after with his taking s horse and wagon I spent the night in prayer and at reasonable time for rising I went to preparing breakfast my heart fluttering at every footfall for I now expected Joseph & every moment and was in dread of a second disapointment in his obtaining the plates When the male part of the family sat down to breakfast enquired for Joseph for no one but knew where he was (as no one knew where he had gone but ) I told him that I thought I would not call that I would have him set down with his No. No, said My I must have Joseph come and eat with me. Well now says I do let him eat with his [p. [6], bk. 5]
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