Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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It is none of your buisness sir said I have hired the press and I will print what I please so help yourself
replied I forbid you printing any more of that book in your paper for that is sacred and you must stop it
<​​> I dont care a dam for what you say I’m determined to that damned Gold bible is going into my paper and both contended with him a long time to dissuade him from his purpose but finding all they could do nothing with him they returned home and issued his paper as he had done <​several other​> numbers before that of the same paper pu thus clandestinely publishing the book of mormon and before we could bring it to them in such order to gratify the curiosity <​of the people​> the whilst they also were more willing to pay <​this​> arrant knave for their information than to come in possession of it in a more honorable way and in a manner that would help <​enable​> the proprietors of the work to discharge the obligations they had entered into and its order to its publication we learned that he was <​had been​> circulating a prospectus of his paper all through the country beginning about 10 miles distant and had agreed to publish one form of the Gold bible every week and when we discovered him he had already isued som[e] six or 8 numbers— <​&​> returned immediately home and after counciling with it was considered necesary that Joseph should be sent for accordingly My set out as soon as possible for The day that set on which they were expected Home was one of the most blustering cold and disagreable that I ever experinced But they breasted the storm all day long and when they arrived there they were very nearly s[t]iffened with the cold. however they Joseph made himself comfortable as soon as po he could and went the same night to the <​printing​> office as it was sunday the day in which published his Dogberry Paper. Joseph saluted him very good naturredly with How do you do you seem hard at work and How do you do mr. Smith said drily— Joseph then examined his [p. [10], bk. 9]
It is none of your buisness sir said I have hired the press and I will print what I please so help yourself
replied I forbid you printing any more of that book in your paper for that is sacred and you must stop it
I dont care a dam for you that damned Gold bible is going into my paper and both contended with him a long time to dissuade him from his purpose but finding they could do nothing with him they returned home and issued his paper as he had done several other numbers we discovered him he had already isued some six or 8 numbers— & returned immediately home and after counciling with it was considered necesary that Joseph should be sent for accordingly My set out as soon as possible for The day on which they were expected Home was one of the most blustering cold and disagreable that I ever experinced But they breasted the storm all day long and when they arrived there they were nearly stiffened with the cold. however Joseph made himself comfortable as soon as he could and went the same night to the printing office as it was sunday the day in which published his Dogberry Paper. Joseph saluted him very good naturredly with How do you do you seem hard at work How do you do mr. Smith said drily— Joseph then examined his [p. [10], bk. 9]
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