Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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“Not to my knowledge.” answered , “I am astonished at that,” continued his sister; the children came to me in the forenoon, and begged me to go out and see the men sow plaster in the field— that they never saw any body sow plaster so fast in their lives. I accordingly went; and I saw three men at work in the field as the children said; but supposing that you had hired some help on account of your hurry, I went immediately into the house, and gave the subject paid no farther attention to the matter.”
made considerable inquiry among his relatives and neighbors in regard to this matter; but was not able to ascertain who had done it. However the family were all convinced, that there was an exertion of supernatural power connected with this strange occurrence.
immediately set out for , and arrived there in two days, without injuring his horses in the least; though the distance was 135 miles. On arriving at Joseph’s was under the necessity of introducing himself, as this was the first time that they had ever met. The only acquaintance that existed between the Smith and Whitmer family, was that, which was formed by and while on our way from to to visit Joseph; at which time we stopped with Joseph over night; and gave him a brief history of the Record.
When Joseph commenced making preparations for the journey, he inquired of the Lord to know in what manner he should carry the plates; his answer was, that he should commit into the hands of an angel for [p. 151]
“Not to my knowledge.” answered , “I am astonished at that,” continued his sister; the children came to me in the forenoon, and begged me to go out and see the men sow plaster in the field— that they never saw any body sow plaster so fast in their lives. I accordingly went; and I saw three men at work in the field as the children said; but supposing that you had hired some help on account of your hurry, I went immediately into the house, and paid no farther attention to the matter.”
made considerable inquiry among his relatives and neighbors in regard to this matter; but was not able to ascertain who had done it. However the family were all convinced, that there was an exertion of supernatural power connected with this strange occurrence.
immediately set out for , and arrived there in two days, without injuring his horses in the least; though the distance was 135 miles. On arriving at Joseph’s was under the necessity of introducing himself, as this was the first time that they had ever met. The only acquaintance that existed between the Smith and Whitmer family, was that, which was formed by and while on our way from to to visit Joseph; at which time we stopped with over night; and gave him a brief history of the Record.
When Joseph commenced making preparations for the journey, he inquired of the Lord to know in what manner he should carry the plates; his answer was, that he should commit into the hands of an angel for [p. 151]
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