Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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and was then boarding with me they devoted their whole time to the making and mending clothes for the brethren who worked on the house. There was but one main spring to all our thoughts and that was the building the — I often wonder to hear brethren and sisters murmur at the trifling troubles <​inconveiniences​> which they have to encounter in living in a little less stylish house <​establishment​> than they are <​have been​> accostomed to do <​and​> I think to myself salvation is worth as much now as it was in the beginning of the work and but I find that all
All like the purchase few the price will pay And although they all speak frequently of being of that people whom the Lord will try in all things yet when they find by experience that they have been preaching a doctrine which is true in its litteral sense they feel as though those who carried them the message of Eternal life had injured them and reflect upon those who brought them into the church as theough they had acted the part of an enemy And I often find that even those who have been with us from almost the onset are <​some of them​> still clinging to their property as if life depended upon close economy— How often have I with my daughters and daugters in law parted every bed in the house for the accomodation of the brethren and then Joseph would take his cloak and lay down on the hard floor with no other bed or bedding and his wife place herself by his side and share his comfort while My and lodged in the same room and on the on o with a single blanket for bed & bedding and this was our rest for 2 weeks too together and we labored hard every day it is true <​but​> those who were accomodated by our privations did not know how we fared for nor I <​n​>ever either of suffered them to know that we took such unwearied pains for them and when the temple was building how our brethren at watched and toiled who [p. [3], bk. 14]
and was then boarding with me they devoted their whole time to making and mending clothes for the brethren who worked on the house. There was but one main spring to all our thoughts and that was building the — I often wonder to hear brethren and sisters murmur at the trifling inconveiniences which they have to encounter in living in a little less stylish establishment than they have been accostomed to and I think to myself salvation is worth as much now as it was in the beginning of the work but I find that
All like the purchase few the price will pay And although they all speak frequently of being of that people whom the Lord will try in all things yet when they find by experience that they have been preaching a doctrine which is true in its litteral sense they feel as though those who carried them the message of Eternal life had injured them and reflect upon those who brought them into the church as theough they had acted the part of an enemy And I often find that even those who have been with us from almost the onset are some of them still clinging to their property as if life depended upon close economy— How often have I with my daughters and daugters in law parted every bed in the house for the accomodation of the brethren and then Joseph would take his cloak and lay down on the hard floor with no other bed or bedding and place herself by his side and share his comfort while My and lodged in the same room with a single blanket for bed & bedding and this was our rest for 2 weeks together and we labored hard every day but those who were accomodated by our privations did not know how we fared for nor I never either of suffered them to know that we took such unwearied pains for them and when the was building how our brethren at watched and toiled who [p. [3], bk. 14]
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