Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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against this place. I never saw a more harmless, innocent appearing man than that Mormon Prophet.
2nd Officer That story about his killing them men, is all a da—m—nd lie, there is no doubt of it; and we have had all this trouble for nothing; but they will never fool me in this way again, I’ll warrant them.
The men who went home with my son, promised to disband the Militia under them, and go home; which they accordingly did, and we supposed that peace was again restored. After they were gone Joseph and went to ; and receiving the strongest assurances from the civil officers of the county, that equal rights should be admininsterd to all parties, they returned hoping that all would be well.
About this time we heard that and his wife were very sick. , who was then at , set out with a carriage to bring them to our house; and, in a few days, returned with them. They were very low when they arrived; however by great care and close attention they soon began to recover. For a few days after ’s arrival, there were some circumstances that transpired, of which I have no personal knowledge; and I shall not attempt to rehearse them, as the events which have succeeded, have so obliterated them from my mind, that I am not able to give a correct account of them.
Soon after brought and Caroline [Grant Smith] to our house, there was born unto a son, whom he called Samuel by his own name. When the child was three days old, his was compelled to leave home; and, on the fourth day of its existence, his was informed, that she must leave home forthwith and take a journey of 30 miles to . One of the Neighbors offered to furnish her a team and a small boy to drive it, [p. 250]
against this place. I never saw a more harmless, innocent appearing man than that Mormon Prophet.
2nd Officer That story about his killing them men, is all a da—m—nd lie, there is no doubt of it; and we have had all this trouble for nothing; but they will never fool me in this way again, I’ll warrant them.
The men who went home with my son, promised to disband the Militia under them, and go home; which they accordingly did, and we supposed that peace was again restored. After they were gone Joseph and went to ; and receiving the strongest assurances from the civil officers of the county, that equal rights should be admininsterd to all parties, they returned hoping that all would be well.
About this time we heard that and his wife were very sick. , who was then at , set out with a carriage to bring them to our house; and, in a few days, returned with them. They were very low when they arrived; however by great care and close attention they soon began to recover. For a few days after ’s arrival, there were some circumstances that transpired, of which I have no personal knowledge; and I shall not attempt to rehearse them, as the events which have succeeded, have so obliterated them from my mind, that I am not able to give a correct account of them.
Soon after brought and Caroline Grant Smith to our house, there was born unto a son, whom he called by his own name. When the child was three days old, his was compelled to leave home; and, on the fourth day of its existence, his was informed, that she must leave home forthwith and take a journey of 30 miles to . One of the Neighbors offered to furnish her a team and a small boy to drive it, [p. 250]
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