Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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living at stockholm that place with our brother . We arrived about dark at the house <​of​> my brother Jesse [Smith], who was absent with his wife from home; and the children informed us, that their parents were with our father, who was supposed to be dying. We hastened without delay to the house of , and upon arriving there were told, father was just recovering from a severe fit and as it was not considered advisable to let him or mother know, that was there we went to spend the night with brother Jesse.
“As soon as we were settled, brothers Jesse and entered into conversation respecting the<​ir​> Book of Mormon families. briefly related the history of his family, the death of &c, he then began to speak of the discovery and translation of the book of Mormon. At this Jesse grew very angry, and exclaimed, “If you say another word about that Book of Mormon, you shall not stay a minute longer in my house; and if I cannot get you out any other <​way​>, I will hew you down with my broad axe”
“We had always been accostomed to rough treatment being treated with much harshness by our brother, but he had never carried it to so great an extent before. However, we spent the night with him; and the next morning I visited our aged parents. They <​were​> overjoyed to see ; for he had been absent from them so long that they had been fearful of never beholding his face again in the flesh.
“After the usual salutations, enquries and explanations; the subject of the Book of Mormon was introduced. Father received that which commnicated with gladness; and remarked, that he had always expected, that something would appear to make known the true gospel. [p. 173]
living at that place with our brother . We arrived about dark at the house of my brother Jesse [Smith], who was absent with his wife from home; and the children informed us, that their parents were with our father, who was supposed to be dying. We hastened without delay to the house of , and upon arriving there were told, father was just recovering from a severe fit and as it was not considered advisable to let him or mother know, that was there we went to spend the night with brother Jesse.
“As soon as we were settled, brothers Jesse and entered into conversation respecting their families. briefly related the history of his family, the death of &c, he then began to speak of the discovery and translation of the book of Mormon. At this Jesse grew very angry, and exclaimed, “If you say another word about that Book of Mormon, you shall not stay a minute longer in my house; and if I cannot get you out any other way, I will hew you down with my broad axe”
“We had always been accostomed to being treated with much harshness by our brother, but he had never carried it to so great an extent before. However, we spent the night with him; and the next morning I visited our aged parents. They were overjoyed to see ; for he had been absent from them so long that they had been fearful of never beholding his face again in the flesh.
“After the usual salutations, enquries and explanations; the subject of the Book of Mormon was introduced. Father received that which commnicated with gladness; and remarked, that he had always expected, that something would appear to make known the true gospel. [p. 173]
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