Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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truth of what he said now declaring that she would see the Gold plates if he really had any and she was resolv resolved to help him in publishing them.
he told her that She was mistaken that She could not see them and as he was not permitted to exhibit them to any one except those whom the Lord will appoint to testify of them and as to assistance I always prefer dealing with men rather than their wives This highly displeased for She was a woman who piqued herself upon her superiority to her — well now Joseph said She are you not telling me a lie can you look full in my eye and say before God that you have in reality found that record as you pretend he told said indifferently why yes I would as soon look into your face and say so as ano not if you would be at all gratified by it
well Now Joseph said She I will tell what I will do If I can get a witness that you do speak the truth I will beleive it and I want to do something about the translation and I mean to help you any way She went to bed and in the morning told us a very remarkable dream She said that a personage had appeared to her the night before and said to her that inasmuch as she had disputed the servant of the Lord and said that his word was not to be believed and asked him many improper questions that she had done that which was not right in the sight of God Now said behold here are the plates look upon them and believe she then described them record minutely and again said that She had made up her mind as to what she would do that She had in her possession 28 dollars that her mother gave her an just before she died when She was on her death bed Joseph should take that and if he would he might give his note but he should certainly accept of it on sone terms this last proposition he acceeded to in order [p. [5], bk. 6]
truth of what he said declaring that she would see the Gold plates if he really had any and she was resolved to help him in publishing them.
he told her that She was mistaken that She could not see them as he was not permitted to exhibit them to any one except those whom the Lord will appoint to testify of them and as to assistance I always prefer dealing with men rather than their wives This highly displeased for She was a woman who piqued herself upon her superiority to her — well now Joseph said She are you not telling me a lie can you look full in my eye and say before God that you have in reality found that record as you pretend he said indifferently why yes I would as soon look into your face and say so as not if you would be at all gratified by it
Now Joseph said She I will tell what I will do If I can get a witness that you do speak the truth I will beleive it and I want to do something about the translation and I mean to help you any way She went to bed and in the morning told us a very remarkable dream She said that a personage had appeared to her the night before and said to her that inasmuch as she had disputed the servant of the Lord and said that his word was not to be believed and asked him many improper questions that she had done that which was not right in the sight of God Now said behold here are the plates look upon them and believe she then described the record minutely and again said that She had made up her mind as to what she would do that She had in her possession 28 dollars that her mother gave her just before she died when She was on her death bed Joseph should take that and if he would he might give his note but he should certainly accept of it on sone terms this last proposition he acceeded to in order [p. [5], bk. 6]
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