Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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  • Historical Introduction
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and by this means we would be enabled to liquidate all debts that stood against us and although we might be poor we would have the satisfaction of knowing that we had given no man any cause of offence complaint and haveng a conscience void of offence the society of our children and the blessing of health we still might be indeed happy—
He acceeded to my proposition and deposited the whole in the hands of Colonel Mack who took the same to and paid off the demands against us and returned with the receipts which set us free from embarrassment of debt but not from the embarrassment of poverty. <​new Chap​>
This was considerable of a trial to us for it deprived us at once of <​not​> only of the comforts and conveiniences of life but also of a home of any discription and we took our 3 oldest children ane went to Sharon and hired a farm of my which My cultivated in the summer season and in the winter he taught school This course we pursued for a few years gaining gradually untill we found ourselvese in quite comfortable circumstances Here
Here it was that My Son Joseph was born one who will act a More conspicuous part in this work than any other individual From this place we went a short distance to Royalton where was born <​in 1811​> as also one who died in infancy which we named . Thence To <​to​> Lebanon <​1811​> here we settled ourse lves down and began to congratulate ourselves upon our prosperity and also to renew our exertions to obtain a greater abundance of this worlds Goods we looked around us and said said to our what do we [p. [8], bk. 2]
and by this means we would be enabled to liquidate all debts that stood against us and although we might be poor we would have the satisfaction of knowing that we had given no man any cause of complaint and haveng a conscience void of offence the society of our children and the blessing of health we still might be indeed happy—
He acceeded to my proposition and deposited the whole in the hands of Colonel Mack who took the same to and paid off the demands against us and returned with the receipts which set us free from embarrassment of debt but not from the embarrassment of poverty. new Chap
This was considerable of a trial to us for it deprived us at once not only of the comforts and conveiniences of life but also of a home of any discription we took our 3 oldest children went to Sharon and hired a farm of my which My cultivated in the summer season and in the winter he taught school This course we pursued for a few years gaining gradually untill we found ourselvese in quite comfortable circumstances
Here it was that My Son Joseph was born one who will act a More conspicuous part in this work than any other individual From this place we went a short distance to Royalton where was born in 1811 as also one who died in infancy which we named . Thence to Lebanon 1811 here we settled down and began to congratulate ourselves upon our prosperity and also to renew our exertions to obtain a greater abundance of this worlds Goods we looked around us and said what do we [p. [8], bk. 2]
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