Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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  • Historical Introduction
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by intrusive persons who was willing to sacrafice their character for the sake of putting a stop the printing of the because they were exceeding mad against the truth and went about to establish their own kind of righteousness This astonished us very much. but we did gainsay the councel of the most high— but di wherefore we did all things according to the pattern that was given. and accordingly the they guarded to his work in the morning and went after him at night and kept a guard over the house all night long although we saw no enemy knew not that there was anyone that designed evil against us. <​new Chap​> The work went on very well and appearances were qu[i]te promising for a few days— After which, a company of men gathered together in on and held a council in a room adjoining the one wher was a[t] work with a young Mr. Robinson son of our friend Dr. Robinson they suspected that something was agitated among these men that was not right—, and proposed to Mr. Robinson that he should apply his ear to a hole that there was in the partition wall and ascertain why it was that they we are <​were​> there— which he did <​and​> by this means overheard the following remarks and resolutions Now gentlemen this Golden bible which the smiths have got is destined to break down everything before it if there is not a stop put to it or an end made of it. for this very thing is going on to be a serious injury to all religious denominations and in a little while many of our excellent minister good men who have no means of obtaining a respectable livelihood except by their ministerial labor will be deprived of their sallaries which is their living. Shall we endure this gentlemen <​cries of​> No! No! well how should shall put a stop the printing of this thing It was then moved an[d] secon[d]ed and carried without a dissenting voice that the best measure that could be adopted woul[d] be to appoint three of their company to come to our house on the tuesday or wed[nesday] following <​when the men were not about the house​> and request me to read to them [2 words illegible] [ma]nuscript after and that after I had done [2 words illegible] [p. [3], bk. 9]
by intrusive persons who was willing to sacrafice their character for the sake of putting a stop the printing of the because they were exceeding mad against the truth and went about to establish their own kind of righteousness This astonished us very much. but we did gainsay the councel of the most high— wherefore we did all things according to the pattern that was given. and accordingly they guarded to his work in the morning and went after him at night and kept a guard over the house all night long although we saw no enemy knew not that there was anyone that designed evil against us. new Chap The work went on very well and appearances were quite promising for a few days— After which, a company of men gathered together and held a council in a room adjoining the one wher was at work with a young Mr. Robinson son of our friend Dr. Robinson they suspected that something was agitated among these men that was not right—, and proposed to Mr. Robinson that he should apply his ear to a hole that there was in the partition wall and ascertain why it was that they were there— which he did and by this means overheard the following remarks and resolutions Now gentlemen this Golden bible which the smiths have got is destined to break down everything before it if there is not a stop put to it or an end made of it. for this very thing is going to be a serious injury to all religious denominations and in a little while many of our excellent minister good men who have no means of obtaining a respectable livelihood except by their ministerial labor will be deprived of their sallaries which is their living. Shall we endure this gentlemen cries of No! No! well how put a stop the printing of this thing It was then moved and seconded and carried without a dissenting voice that the best measure that could be adopted would be to appoint three of their company to come to our house on the tuesday or wednesday following when the men were not about the house and request me to read to them manuscript and that after I had done [p. [3], bk. 9]
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