Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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be no danger from foes without.”— adding: “if it were not for a Brutus I might live as long as Ceasar would have lived.”
Some one, who suspected that Joseph alluded to , went to the latter and informed him, that Joseph regarded him as a Brutus; and, that it was his opinion, that he, () was in iminent danger of loosing his life. , on hearing this tale, went immediately to Joseph; and Joseph straitway called a council, and had all, that knew any thing concerning the matter brought together, and thus succeeded in satisfying , the he intended no evil in what he had said.
About this time, a man by the name of , who been had been in the place several months, became enamored of ’s Miss Lovina Smith, ’s oldest daughter, and asked her ’s permission to marry her. Being refused, he went and requested Joseph to use his influence in his (’s) favor. This Joseph refused to do. He next applied to (who was our secret enemy) for assistance in stealing Lovina from her ; and from this time forth, continued seeking out our enemies till he succeeded in getting a number to join him in a conspiracy to murder the whole Smith family: they commenced holding secret meetings; one of which was attended by a man named Eaton, who was our friend, and he exposed the plot.
This man declared that the Higbees, Laws, and Fosters, were all connected with in his opperations; there was also another individual named :— a disolute chaaracter, although a member of an excelent family, [p. 308]
be no danger from foes without.”— adding: “if it were not for a Brutus I might live as long as Ceasar would have lived.”
Some one, who suspected that Joseph alluded to , went to the latter and informed him, that Joseph regarded him as a Brutus; and, that it was his opinion, that he, () was in iminent danger of loosing his life. , on hearing this tale, went immediately to Joseph; and Joseph straitway called a council, and had all, that knew any thing concerning the matter brought together, and thus succeeded in satisfying , the he intended no evil in what he had said.
About this time, a man by the name of , who had been in the place several months, became enamored of Miss Lovina Smith, ’s oldest daughter, and asked her ’s permission to marry her. Being refused, he went and requested Joseph to use his influence in his (’s) favor. This Joseph refused to do. He next applied to (who was our secret enemy) for assistance in stealing Lovina from her ; and from this time forth, continued seeking out our enemies till he succeeded in getting a number to join him in a conspiracy to murder the whole Smith family: they commenced holding secret meetings; one of which was attended by a man named Eaton, who was our friend, and he exposed the plot.
This man declared that the Higbees, Laws, and Fosters, were all connected with in his opperations; there was also another individual named :— a disolute chaaracter, although a member of an excelent family, [p. 308]
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