Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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within 6 miles of the here the ground beco was low and swampy so much so that a person on foot would sink in above their ancles at every step here also the weather grew colder and it commenced snowing and hailing but notwithstanding all this we were compelled to go on foot as the horses were not able to draw us As we were were crossing this place lost her shoes several times and her had to thrust his cane into the mud to ascertain where they were because they were so completely covered with mud and water when we came to the we could not cross nor yet find a place of shelter for there were many saints there waiting to go over into we the snow had now fallen to the depth of 6 inches and was still falling but we were very tired and we we made up our beds on the snow and went to rest with what comfort we might under such circumstances the next morning we were covered with snow as we lay in our beds but we rose and after considerable pains succeeded in folding up our frozen bedding we tried to light a fire but finding it impossible we resigned ourselves to our situation and waited patiently for some oppertunity to offer itself for crossing the river soon after came over from and finding us he with s assistance obtained permission of the ferryman to have us cross that day and about sunset we ar landed in where had hired a house into which we moved although it was already occupied by <​and when we got into it we our household consisted of​> five other families name namely and , with our and henry and Hyran Hoit— also the famly of and brother Graves.— [p. [12], bk. 16]
within 6 miles of the here the ground was low and swampy so much so that a person on foot would sink in above their ancles at every step here also the weather grew colder and it commenced snowing and hailing but notwithstanding all this we were compelled to go on foot as the horses were not able to draw us As we were were crossing this place lost her shoes several times and her had to thrust his cane into the mud to ascertain where they were because they were so completely covered with mud and water when we came to the we could not cross nor yet find a place of shelter for there were many saints there waiting to go over into the snow had now fallen to the depth of 6 inches and was still falling but we were very tired and we made up our beds on the snow and went to rest with what comfort we might under such circumstances the next morning we were covered with snow as we lay in our beds but we rose and after considerable pains succeeded in folding up our frozen bedding we tried to light a fire but finding it impossible we resigned ourselves to our situation and waited patiently for some oppertunity to offer itself for crossing the river soon after came over from and finding us he with s assistance obtained permission of the ferryman to have us cross that day and about sunset we landed in where had hired a house into which we moved and when we got into it our household consisted of five families namely and , with our and henry and Hyran Hoit— also the famly of and brother Graves.— [p. [12], bk. 16]
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