Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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can do so now that did not learn the lesson then I do not know but many would but not having seen it done they have not thought about such things
A short time after the this work was commenced my s brother who had been lying very low with the consumption came to a determination of being baptized althoug notwithstanding he was not able to walk into the water—. He got Brother <​was baptized when and went on their first​> Mission to <​and ​> to baptize him and was soon healed Shortly after he came to with his family and <​in​> order to live with and assist them in the work to which they had been called not long howe <​after​> arrived My daughter was taken <​very​> sick and her symtoms soon became so alarming that her being alarmed about her sent for a physician who after attending upon her sometime prounounced her beyond the reach of Medicine and discontinued his visits because he said that he could be of no service to her— in a short time she became so weak that we could not turn her in bed for several days She did not speak and many thought that she was dying about this time returned from a preaching Mission and <​he​> was a man of great faith and I thought that if could get him to administer to her with the <​my​> & sons that by their united faith She might be healed acc <​I spoke​> <​mentioned this​> to and he called and his sons together and the[y] laid hands on her and in ½ an hour She Spoke to me and said I shall get well but not suddenly but the Lord will heal me gradually, and it was so. for <​the same day she sat up ½ an hour an[d]​> in three days she walked accross the street—
When Joseph came to see what We were still living on the farm and working with our might to make the droves of company company whic comfortable which were constantly coming in from the country both those who were in the church and those who were not. But when Joseph saw how we were crowded and that we were breaking ourselves down with hard work he came to us and <​he​> told us that it would <​would not​> answer for us to atempt to carry an <​on​> a public house at free cost any [p. [4], bk. 14]
can do so now that did not learn the lesson then I do not know but many would but not having seen it done they have not thought about such things
A short time after this work was commenced my s brother who had been lying very low with the consumption came to a determination of being baptized notwithstanding he was not able to walk into the water—. He was baptized when and went on their first Mission to and was soon healed Shortly after he came to with his family in order to live with and assist them in the work to which they had been called not long after arrived My daughter was taken very sick and her symtoms soon became so alarming that her being alarmed about her sent for a physician who after attending upon her sometime prounounced her beyond the reach of Medicine and discontinued his visits because he said that he could be of no service to her— in a short time she became so weak that we could not turn her in bed for several days She did not speak and many thought that she was dying about this time returned from a preaching Mission he was a man of great faith and I thought that if could get him to administer to her with my & sons that by their united faith She might be healed I mentioned this to and he called and his sons together and they laid hands on her and in ½ an hour She Spoke to me and said I shall get well not suddenly but the Lord will heal me gradually, and it was the same day she sat up ½ an hour and in three days she walked accross the street—
We were still living on the farm and working with our might to make the droves of company company comfortable which were constantly coming in from the country both those who were in the church and those who were not. But when Joseph saw how we were crowded and that we were breaking ourselves down with hard work he told us that it would not answer for us to atempt to carry on a public house at free cost any [p. [4], bk. 14]
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