Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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set out in pursuitt of him, in order to learn, if possible, whether he had met with friends, and was well provided for, or fallen into the hands of his enemies and been murdered; for we had as much reason to apprehend the latter calamity, as to hope for the former good fortune.
It was some time after arrived at , before he could ascertain where my had gone. But as soon as he did received the desired information he proceeded to ’s; where he found his in good health, but extremely anxious about the family
On hearing that was in the place, many of the inhabitants were desirous that he Should preach, and he agreed to do so; but a few declared, that if he did they would tar and feather him. One of these was Mr. Bear, a man of unusual size and strength; and besides him were three others. These men came into the house just as was taking his text; which was, the poor deluded Mormons the singularity of this text excited their curiosity and they stopped in the door; saying wait a little, let us see what he is going to do with his text; and they either waited so long, that they either forgot what they came for, or changed their minds; for they made no farther moves towards using their tar and feathers. After meeting Mr Bear frankly acknowledged his conviction of the truth and was baptized.
Immediately after this returned home, and his went again to . Here he remained with , until we were ready to start to . [p. 244]
set out in pursuitt of him, in order to learn, if possible, whether he had met with friends, and was well provided for, or fallen into the hands of his enemies and been murdered; for we had as much reason to apprehend the latter calamity, as to hope for the former good fortune.
It was some time after arrived at , before he could ascertain where my had gone. But as soon as he did receive the desired information he proceeded to ’s; where he found his in good health, but extremely anxious about the family
Immediately after this returned home, and his went again to . Here he remained with , until we were ready to start to . [p. 244]
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