Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Since this circumstance occurred untill this day has been a faithful friend to Joseph; although he has never attached himself to the church.
After escaping the hands of the mob, Joseph travelled till day break the next morning before he ventured to ask for victuals; although he had taken nothing save a small crust of bread for two days. About day break he arrived at the house of one of his ’s sisters; where he found who had suffered great anxiety about him, since his first arrest. They returned home together and immediately afterwards, Joseph received a commandment by revelation, to move his family to Waterloo. He had at this time just completed a house which he had built on a small farm that he had purchased of his ; however, he locked up his house with his furniture in it, and repared, with , immediately to . About the time of his arrival at our house, had settled up his business, for the purpose of being at liberty to do whatever the Lord required of him: and he requested Joseph to ask the Lord for a revelation concerning the matter. The answer given, was, that he should take a bed, his family, and what clothing he needed for them and go straightway to ; for the his enemies were combining in secret chambers to take away his life. At the same time received a commandment to go forthwith to Waterloo, and prepare a place for his family; as our enemies also sought his destruction in the neighborhood in which we then resided; but in Waterloo, he should find favor in the eyes of the people. The next day by ten o’clock was on his journey. Joseph and left for Macedon; and went away from home, in another direction on business. was absent [p. 178]
Since this circumstance occurred untill this day has been a faithful friend to Joseph; although he has never attached himself to the church.
After escaping the hands of the mob, Joseph travelled till day break the next morning before he ventured to ask for victuals; although he had taken nothing save a small crust of bread for two days. About day break he arrived at the house of one of his ’s sisters; where he found who had suffered great anxiety about him, since his first arrest. They returned home together and immediately afterwards, Joseph received a commandment by revelation, to move his family to Waterloo. He had at this time just completed a house which he had built on a small farm that he had purchased of his ; however, he locked up his house with his furniture in it, and repared, with , immediately to . About the time of his arrival at our house, had settled up his business, for the purpose of being at liberty to do whatever the Lord required of him: and he requested Joseph to ask the Lord for a revelation concerning the matter. The answer given, was, that he should take a bed, his family, and what clothing he needed for them and go straightway to ; for his enemies were combining in secret chambers to take away his life. At the same time received a commandment to go forthwith to Waterloo, and prepare a place for his family; as our enemies also sought his destruction in the neighborhood in which we then resided; but in Waterloo, he should find favor in the eyes of the people. The next day by ten o’clock was on his journey. Joseph and left for Macedon; and went away from home, in another direction on business. was absent [p. 178]
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