Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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the mob seated on the string of fence running along the road. Coming to Cap. Huzzy first, he took off his hat, and bowed good-naturedly, saying, “good morning Mr. Huzzy. He then passed on to the next; whom he saluted in like manner; and the next, and so on till he came to the last. This struck them with confusion; amd while they were pondering in amazement, he passed on leaving them perched upon the fence like so many roosting chickens, and arrived at without being molested. Here he met , and writings were drawn between them, as follows: That half of the price for printing was to be paid by , and the residue, by my two sons, Joseph and . These writings were were afterwards signed by all the parties concerned
When Joseph returned from , he said: “Well, , the Lord has been on my side to day; the devil has not overpowered me in any of my proceedings— did I not tell you that I should be delivered from the hands of all my enemies? they thought they were going to perform great feats— they have done wonders to prevent me from getting the Book printed— they mustered themselves together and got upon the fence & made me a low bow, and went home; and I’ll warrant you they wish they had stayed there in the first place— , there is a God in heaven and I know it.”
Shortly after this Joseph procured the copy-right: and before he returned to , where he left his he received a commandment which was in substance, thus:
First, that should transcribe the whole of the manuscript. Second, that he should take [p. 158]
the mob seated on the string of fence running along the road. Coming to Cap. Huzzy first, he took off his hat, and bowed good-naturedly, saying, “good morning Mr. Huzzy. He then passed on to the next; whom he saluted in like manner; and the next, and so on till he came to the last. This struck them with confusion; amd while they were pondering in amazement, he passed on leaving them perched upon the fence like so many roosting chickens, and arrived at without being molested. Here he met , and writings were drawn between them, as follows: That half of the price for printing was to be paid by , and the residue, by my two sons, Joseph and . These writings were were afterwards signed by all the parties concerned
When Joseph returned from , he said: “Well, , the Lord has been on my side to day; the devil has not overpowered me in any of my proceedings— did I not tell you that I should be delivered from the hands of all my enemies? they thought they were going to perform great feats— they have done wonders to prevent me from getting the Book printed— they mustered themselves together and got upon the fence & made me a low bow, and went home; and I’ll warrant you they wish they had stayed there in the first place— , there is a God in heaven and I know it.”
Shortly after this Joseph procured the copy-right: and before he returned to , where he left his he received a commandment which was in substance, thus:
First, that should transcribe the whole of the manuscript. Second, that he should take [p. 158]
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