Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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breakfast table, inquired for Joseph (not being aware that he had left home). I requested him not to call Joseph; as I wished to have him take breakfast that morning with his . “No, No;” said , I must have Joseph sit down here, and eat with me.”
“Well, now,’ rejoined I, “do let him eat with his this morning: he most always takes breakfast with you.”
My husb He finally consented and eat without him; and no farther questions inquiries were made concerning his absence. But, in a few minutes after breakfast, came in very much disturbed: “Why, , said he exclaimed he, “my horse is gone; and I cant find him on the premises, and I wish to start in half an hour.”
“Never mind the horse,” said I: does not know all the nooks and corners in the pasture— I will call ; he will bring the horse immediately.”
This satisfied him for the time being; but he soon made another discovery: his wagon was also gone; and he now concluded, that they were both stolen.”
,’ said I, “do be quiet: I would be ashamed to have you go about, waiting upon yourself— just go out and talk with until comes, and, if you really must go home, your horse shall be brought, and you shall be waited upon like a gentleman”
He accordingly went out to talk with , and before he came in Joseph returned.
I trembled so from fear lest all might be lost [p. 106]
breakfast table, inquired for Joseph (not being aware that he had left home). I requested him not to call Joseph; as I wished to have him take breakfast that morning with his . “No, No;” said , I must have Joseph sit down here, and eat with me.”
“Well, now,’ rejoined I, “do let him eat with his this morning: he most always takes breakfast with you.”
He finally consented and eat without him; and no farther inquiries were made concerning his absence. But, in a few minutes after breakfast, came in very much disturbed: “Why, , exclaimed he, “my horse is gone; and I cant find him on the premises, and I wish to start in half an hour.”
“Never mind the horse,” said I: does not know all the nooks and corners in the pasture— I will call ; he will bring the horse immediately.”
This satisfied him for the time being; but he soon made another discovery: his wagon was also gone; and he now concluded, that they were both stolen.”
,’ said I, “do be quiet: I would be ashamed to have you go about, waiting upon yourself— just go out and talk with until comes, and, if you really must go home, your horse shall be brought, and you shall be waited upon like a gentleman”
He accordingly went out to talk with , and before he came in Joseph returned.
I trembled so from fear lest all might be lost [p. 106]
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