Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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  • Historical Introduction
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bringing her upon a bed sick with the ague— she remained with me sometime and comforted me what she could 3 months after this we received a charter for a city with very extensive priviledges and at the same time Joseph was made Lieutenant General of of the Militia of the state of — and placed a[t] the head of and independ[e]nt company which was called the ligion and chartered <​at​> the same time—
In the winter I went to bear creek on a visit to <​one​> Mr Brother S[idney] A Knowltons when I arrived there it was dark and I was very cold and in getting out of the waggon stepped upon a some round substance which rolling under my foot brought my round so sudenly that it in trying to save myself from falling I injured my right knee— The cold also settled in it an The cold settled in the injured part and the rheumatism set in I suffered considerable while there but I only remained about one week and after I returned home my cane lameness increased and This with other sickness produced by the same cause kept me very low all winter and for 6 weeks I had watchers every night <​​> and were then my nurses took care of me and faithfully did they watch over me never was a disconsolate widow more blessed in her children than I was in them— The succeeding summer <​same winter​> s wife was taken sudenly away to meet my where parting shall be no more her She had never been well since she was driven with her infant by the mob into — and that was the cause of her death [p. 2, bk. [19]]
bringing her upon a bed sick with the ague— she remained with me sometime and comforted me what she could 3 months after this we received a charter for a city with very extensive priviledges and at the same time Joseph was made Lieutenant General of the Militia of the state of — and placed at the head of and independent company which was called the ligion and chartered at the same time—
In the winter I went to bear creek on a visit to Brother Sidney A Knowltons when I arrived there it was dark and I was very cold and in getting out of the waggon stepped upon some round substance which rolling under my foot brought my round so sudenly that in trying to save myself from falling I injured my right knee— The cold settled in the injured part and the rheumatism set in I suffered considerable while there but I only remained about one week and after I returned home my lameness increased This with other sickness produced by the same cause kept me very low all winter and for 6 weeks I had watchers every night and took care of me and faithfully did they watch over me never was a disconsolate widow more blessed in her children than I was in them— The same winter s wife was taken sudenly away to meet my where parting shall be no more She had never been well since she was driven with her infant by the mob into — and that was the cause of her death [p. 2, bk. [19]]
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