Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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and when he returned he said he did not think there would be any difficulty at all in coming upon terms of stipulation with the mob—
Note 2 falls after deliver up 17th line from the bottom of said colum. “It was agreed that the man who brought the prisoners should go in his shirt sleeves accordingly did not wear his coat which signified to the mob that he was the traitor—
N <​Note​> 3 falls after city 6 lines from bottom of same colum When this yelling commenced and I stood in the door of the house and in the midst of it 5 or 6 guns were discharged which we supposed to have been fired at them and of course concluded that they were shot down My folded his arms light over his breast grasping his sides with his hand and cried out groaning with mental agony Oh My God! My God! they have murdered my children <​Son​> and I must die for I cannot I cannot live without them <​him​>— The I was unable to answer him in all our other troubles I had been able to speak a word of consolation to him but now I was could do nothing but mingle my cries and groans with his— Still the shr shrieking and screaming continued to tongue can ever express the sound that was conveyed to our ears nor the sensations that was produced in our hearts it was like the mingled screeching of hordes of owles of a hundred owls mingled whe <​with​> with the howling of an army of blood hounds and the screaming of a thousand painters all famishing for the prey which was <​being​> torn piecemeal among them— My threw himself upon the bed and was <​immediately​> taken sick and never wi regained his health afterwards although 2 years he lived 2 years after after—
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and when he returned he said he did not think there would be any difficulty at all in coming upon terms of stipulation with the mob—
Note 2 falls after deliver up 17th line from the bottom of said colum. “It was agreed that the man who brought the prisoners should go in his shirt sleeves accordingly did not wear his coat which signified to the mob that he was the traitor—
Note 3 falls after city 6 lines from bottom of same colum When this yelling commenced and I stood in the door of the house and in the midst of it 5 or 6 guns were discharged which we supposed to have been fired at them and of course concluded that they were shot down My folded his arms light over his breast grasping his sides and cried out groaning with mental agony Oh My God! My God! they have murdered my Son and I must die for I cannot live without him— I was unable to answer him in all our other troubles I had been able to speak a word of consolation to him but now I could do nothing but mingle my cries and groans with his— Still the shrieking and screaming continued to tongue can ever express the sound that was conveyed to our ears nor the sensations that was produced in our hearts it was like the screeching of a hundred owls mingled with the howling of an army of blood hounds and the screaming of a thousand painters all famishing for the prey which was being torn piecemeal among them— My was immediately taken sick and never regained his health afterwards although he lived 2 years after—
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