Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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if she would start immediately. To this she agreed: A lumber wagon was brought, and she with her bed, her children and very little clothing for either them or herself, was put into it, and started sent to , under the care of a boy of eleven years of age.
The following day started home from , although the rain was falling fast, and had been all the night previous. He had proceeded but 10 miles when he met his and children, exposed to the inclemency of the weather and dripping with the rain. He returned with them to . Where he arrived with them about 36 hours after they left Marrowbone, without having taken any nourishment from the time they left Marr home untill they arrived in . his wife was entirely speechless, and stiffened with the cold. We laid her on a bed and my and sons administered to her by the laying on of hands. We then changed her clothing, and put her into warm blankets; and after pouring a little wine and water into her mouth, she was administered to again. This time she opened her eyes and began to revive a little. I continued to employ every means for her recovery that lay in my power; and in this I was much assisted by and my daughters.
My children soon began to mend, and I felt rejoiced at the prospect of returning health.
When began to sit up a little, he told me that he had a vision during his sickness, in which he saw a tremendous army coming into ; and, that it was his impression, that <​the time​> would not be long till he should see it fulfilled. I was soon convinced, by the circumstances which afterwards transpired, that he was not mistaken in his opinion. [p. 251]
if she would start immediately. To this she agreed: A lumber wagon was brought, and she with her bed, her children and very little clothing for either them or herself, was put into it, and sent to , under the care of a boy of eleven years of age.
The following day started home from , although the rain was falling fast, and had been all the night previous. He had proceeded but 10 miles when he met his and children, exposed to the inclemency of the weather and dripping with the rain. He returned with them to . Where he arrived with them about 36 hours after they left Marrowbone, without having taken any nourishment from the time they left home untill they arrived in . his wife was entirely speechless, and stiffened with the cold. We laid her on a bed and my and sons administered to her by the laying on of hands. We then changed her clothing, and put her into warm blankets; and after pouring a little wine and water into her mouth, she was administered to again. This time she opened her eyes and began to revive a little. I continued to employ every means for her recovery that lay in my power; and in this I was much assisted by and my daughters.
My children soon began to mend, and I felt rejoiced at the prospect of returning health.
When began to sit up a little, he told me that he had a vision during his sickness, in which he saw a tremendous army coming into ; and, that it was his impression, that the time would not be long till he should see it fulfilled. I was soon convinced, by the circumstances which afterwards transpired, that he was not mistaken in his opinion. [p. 251]
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