Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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will be any gratification to you.” Then said she, “Joseph, I will tell you what I will do; if I can get a witness that you speak the truth I will believe all you say about the matter; and I shall want to do something about the translation— I mean to help you any way”
This closed the evening’s conversation. The next morning Soon after she arose, she related a very remarkable dream, which she said she had that night; and it ran about as follows: She said that a personage appeared to her during the previous night; who told her, that, as she had disputed the servant of the Lord, and said his word was not to be believed; and also had asked him many improper questions, she had done that which was not right in the sight of God: <​and, that​> after which he said again; “Behold, here are the plates, look upon them and believe.”
After giving us an account of her dream, she described the record very minutely; then told us that she had made up her mind in relation to the course which she intended to pursue, namely, that she had in her possession twenty eight dollars which she received from her mother just before she died, while she on her death bed, and that Joseph should accept of it; that if he would he might give his note; but he should certainly take it upon some termss.
The last proposal, Joseph accepted in order to get rid of farther importunity upon the subject.
In a short time from this, Alva Hale, Joseph’s brotherinlaw, came to our house from , for the purpose of moving Joseph’s family to his ’s; [2 words illegible] word having been sent to them that he (Joseph) desired to move there, as soon as he could settle up his bus [p. 120]
will be any gratification to you.” Then said she, “Joseph, I will tell you what I will do; if I can get a witness that you speak the truth I will believe all you say about the matter; and I shall want to do something about the translation— I mean to help you any way”
This closed the evening’s conversation. The next morning Soon after she arose, she related a very remarkable dream, which she said she had that night; and it ran about as follows: She said that a personage appeared to her during the previous night; who told her, that, as she had disputed the servant of the Lord, and said his word was not to be believed; and also had asked him many improper questions, she had done that which was not right in the sight of God: and, that after which he said again; “Behold, here are the plates, look upon them and believe.”
After giving us an account of her dream, she described the record very minutely; then told us that she had made up her mind in relation to the course which she intended to pursue, namely, that she had in her possession twenty eight dollars which she received from her mother just before she died, while on her death bed, and that Joseph should accept of it; that if he would he might give his note; but he should certainly take it upon some termss.
The last proposal, Joseph accepted in order to get rid of farther importunity upon the subject.
In a short time from this, Alva Hale, Joseph’s brotherinlaw, came to our house from , for the purpose of moving Joseph’s family to his ’s; word having been sent to them that he (Joseph) desired to move there, as soon as he could settle up his bus [p. 120]
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