Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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the word of the Lord; and they united in prayer to God, that he would make known to them the means and time of their deliverance.
After a short supplication, it was manifested to , that they might obtain subsistance by travelling a short distance in a short distance certain direction. This he made known to the company; and immediately set out with two others in quest of the promised food. After travelling a short time they came to an Indian wigwam, and made known to them by signs that they were hungry. Upon this the squaw, with all possible speed baked them some cakes, and gave each of them two; after which she sent the same number to those who remained in the woods, giving them to understand, that she would send more, but she had very little flour, and her pappooses would be hungry. From this time onward, the brethren succeeded in getting food sufficient to sustain them; so that none of them perished. In a few days moved his family into another house; after which we were less crowded. Soon after he left was taken sick violently ill; and for several days refused to take any kind of nourishment whatever. but I had not long the priviledge of taking care of her; as I was myself shortly siezed with the cholera; and although I suffered dreadfully with the cramp which usually attends the this disease, yet this was nothing in comparison to a pain which opperated upon the marrow of my bones: <​and​> It seemed sometimes as though it would burst the bones themselves asunder.
Every thing that could be obtained, which was considered good for such diseases, was administered in my case; but without effect. At length we applied to a young botanic physician, who gave me a kind of herb tea that relieved me immediately. During my sickness brought down stairs several times in his arms to see [p. 288]
the word of the Lord; and they united in prayer to God, that he would make known to them the means and time of their deliverance.
After a short supplication, it was manifested to , that they might obtain subsistance by travelling a short distance in a certain direction. This he made known to the company; and immediately set out with two others in quest of the promised food. After travelling a short time they came to an Indian wigwam, and made known to them by signs that they were hungry. Upon this the squaw, with all possible speed baked them some cakes, and gave each of them two; after which she sent the same number to those who remained in the woods, giving them to understand, that she would send more, but she had very little flour, and her pappooses would be hungry. From this time onward, the brethren succeeded in getting food sufficient to sustain them; so that none of them perished. In a few days moved his family into another house; after which we were less crowded. Soon after he left was taken violently ill; and for several days refused to take any kind of nourishment whatever. but I had not long the priviledge of taking care of her; as I was myself shortly siezed with the cholera; and although I suffered dreadfully with the cramp which usually attends this disease, yet this was nothing in comparison to a pain which opperated upon the marrow of my bones: and It seemed sometimes as though it would burst the bones themselves asunder.
Every thing that could be obtained, which was considered good for such diseases, was administered in my case; but without effect. At length we applied to a young botanic physician, who gave me a kind of herb tea that relieved me immediately. During my sickness brought down stairs several times in his arms to see [p. 288]
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