Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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same. We had not prayed sometime first one and then the other and soon pe[r]ceived that the cramp began to loose its hold but <​and​> in a short time afterwards sprung to his feet and exclaimed Joseph we shall return for I have seen and open vision in which I saw on her knees under an apple tree praying for us and she is even now asking <​in tears​> God to spare our lives that she may behold us again in the flesh and the spirit testifies to me that her prayers and ours shall be heard— and from that Moment we were healed and went on our way rejoicing And Oh My said Joseph how often have your prayers been a means of assisting us when the shadow’s of death encompassed us. We found that had the same symptoms was not so severely affected as we had been an and as a sister by the name of [blank] we permitted him her to take him home with her and She was extremely kind and attentive to him and insomuch that in a short time he was well again — But our poor cousin being <​was​> taken in so like manner severely that we could not render him any assistance and he died in a short time. was also taken and called upon us at first to lay hands upon him but he afterwards said not you need not do so. I will go into the river and he commencd dipping himself in the water untill he was better his example was followed by others and those who did this recovered
— They When we saw the brethren and When as soon as we could consistently do so we started back for but I will tell you further particulars at another time— I then related to them my the circumstances attending the building of the schooll house and that I had seceeded in preparing a house for them to preach in they highly approved my zeal, and blessed me for what I had done We here and we all had a time of great rejoicing with the those who returned [p. [14], bk. 13]
same. We prayed sometime first one and then the other and soon perceived that the cramp began to loose its hold and in a short time afterwards sprung to his feet and exclaimed Joseph we shall return for I have seen an open vision in which I saw on her knees under an apple tree praying for us and she is even now asking in tears God to spare our lives that she may behold us again in the flesh and the spirit testifies to me that her prayers and ours shall be heard— and from that Moment we were healed and went on our way rejoicing And Oh My said Joseph how often have your prayers been a means of assisting us when the shadow’s of death encompassed us. We found that had the same symptoms was not so severely affected as we had been and as a sister by the name of [blank] we permitted her to take him home with her She was extremely kind and attentive to him insomuch that in a short time he was well again — But our poor cousin was taken so severely that we could not render him any assistance and he died in a short time. was also taken and called upon us at first to lay hands upon him but he afterwards said no you need not . I will go into the river and he commencd dipping himself in the water untill he was better his example was followed by others and those who did this recovered
as soon as we could consistently do so we started for but I will tell you further particulars at another time— I then related to them the circumstances attending the building of the schooll house and that I had seceeded in preparing a house for them to preach in they highly approved my zeal, and blessed me for what I had done and we all had a time of great rejoicing [p. [14], bk. 13]
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