Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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eliciting any information for considerable length of time: at last he gained my husband’s confidence so far as to obtain a sketch of the facts relative to the plates. On receiving this information he told , that he was highly delighted with what he had heard; that he had been in a deep study upon the subject all day, and it was impressed upon his mind, that he should yet have the privilege of writing for Joseph; furthermore, that he had determined to pay him a visit at the close of the school, which he was then teaching.
The next day he said: “The subject upon which we were yesterday conversing, seems working in my very bones, and I cannot for a moment get it out of my mind— finally, I have resolved on what I will do: , I understand, is going down to to spend the spring with Joseph, and I shall make my arrangements to be ready to accompany him thither, by the time he recovers his health; for I have made it a subject of prayer, and I firmly believe that it is the will of the Lord that I should go— if there is a work for me to do in this thing I am determined to do it.”
told him that he supposed it was his privilege to know whether this was the case, and advised him to seek for a testimony for himself; which he did, and received the witness spoken of in the Book of Doc. & Cov. <​Sec. 8​>
From this time, was so completely absorbed in the subject of the Record, that it seemed impossible, for him to think or converse about anything else. [p. 141]
eliciting any information for considerable length of time: at last he gained my husband’s confidence so far as to obtain a sketch of the facts relative to the plates. On receiving this information he told , that he was highly delighted with what he had heard; that he had been in a deep study upon the subject all day, and it was impressed upon his mind, that he should yet have the privilege of writing for Joseph; furthermore, that he had determined to pay him a visit at the close of the school, which he was then teaching.
The next day he said: “The subject upon which we were yesterday conversing, seems working in my very bones, and I cannot for a moment get it out of my mind— finally, I have resolved on what I will do: , I understand, is going down to to spend the spring with Joseph, and I shall make my arrangements to be ready to accompany him thither, by the time he recovers his health; for I have made it a subject of prayer, and I firmly believe that it is the will of the Lord that I should go— if there is a work for me to do in this thing I am determined to do it.”
told him that he supposed it was his privilege to know whether this was the case, and advised him to seek for a testimony for himself; which he did, and received the witness spoken of in the Book of Doc. & Cov. Sec. 8
From this time, was so completely absorbed in the subject of the Record, that it seemed impossible, for him to think or converse about anything else. [p. 141]
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