Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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destroy your gift, and because you have delivered the writings into his hands, behold wicked men have taken them from you; therefore you have delivered them up; yea, that which was sacred unto wickedness. And behold satan has put it into their hearts to alter the words, which you have caused to be written, or which you have translated, which have gone out of your hands; and behold I say unto you, that, because they have altered the words, they read contrary from that which you have translated and caused to be written; and, on this wise, the devil has sought to lay a cunning plan, that he may destroy this work; for he has put it into their hearts to this, that, by lying, they may say they have caught you in the words, which you have pretended to translate: Doc & Cov. Page 163. <​Sec. 36​>
While on this visit, we became acquainted with ’s father; whose name was ; also his family, which consisted of his wife, (); his sons Jesse, David, Alva, Isaac W. and Reuben; and his daughters, Phebe, and Elizabeth. They were an intelligent and highly respectable family: they were pleasantly situated, and lived in good style in the town of on the Susquehannah river, within a short distance of the place where Joseph resided.
The time of our visit with them we passed very agreeably, and returned home, relieved of a burden which was almost insupportable: and our present joy far overbalanced all our former grief. [p. 139]
destroy your gift, and because you have delivered the writings into his hands, behold wicked men have taken them from you; therefore you have delivered them up; yea, that which was sacred unto wickedness. And behold satan has put it into their hearts to alter the words, which you have caused to be written, or which you have translated, which have gone out of your hands; and behold I say unto you, that, because they have altered the words, they read contrary from that which you translated and caused to be written; and, on this wise, the devil has sought to lay a cunning plan, that he may destroy this work; for he has put it into their hearts to this, that, by lying, they may say they have caught you in the words, which you have pretended to translate: Doc & Cov. Sec. 36
While on this visit, we became acquainted with ’s father; whose name was ; also his family, which consisted of his wife, (); his sons Jesse, David, Alva, Isaac W. and Reuben; and his daughters, Phebe, and Elizabeth. They were an intelligent and highly respectable family: they were pleasantly situated, and lived in good style in the town of on the Susquehannah river, within a short distance of the place where Joseph resided.
The time of our visit with them we passed very agreeably, and returned home, relieved of a burden which was almost insupportable: and our present joy far overbalanced all our former grief. [p. 139]
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