Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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may believe the Gospel and rely upon the merits of Jesus christ and be glorified through faith in his and that through their repentance they might be saved: Amen
I then continued <​said​> Joseph my suplications to God without cessation that his mercy might again be exercised towards me and on the 22 of september I had the Joy and satisfaction of again receiving the record <​urim and Thummin​> into my possession and I have commenced translating and writes for me now but the angel said that if I got the plates again that the Lord woul[d] send some one to write for me and I trust that if it will be so. he also said that the <​he​> angel seemed <​was​> rejoiced when he gave him <​me​> back the plates <​urim and Thummim​> and said that he <​God​> was pleased with his <​my​> faithfulness and humility also that the Lord was pleased with him and loved him <​me​> for his <​my​> penitence and dilligence in prayer in the which he <​I​> had performed his duty so well as to receive the record <​urim and Thummin​> and be <​was​> able to enter upon the work of translation again— <​See s paper names​>
While on ths visit we became acquainted with the family of Joseph’s Fatherinlaw whose name was his Family consisted of his wife and Jesse, David, Alva, Isaac Ward, & Reuben his sons also his Phebe Elizabeth & Ar[blank] his daughters they were a lovely inteligent and and higly respectable Family. They were pleasantly situated living in fine circumstances in the county of susquehanah town of on an elegant farm lying a short distance from the foot of a splendid range of Mountains that ran north and south on the east <​south​> <​East​> of them between which and the farm the susquehanah [Susquehanna River] poured its chrystal floods in full view of the Ma[n]sion in which they lived a large neatly finished frame with <​every​> convenient appendage necessary on an extensive and well cultivated farm— it was most deligtful situation and did honor to the good taste of the inteligent proprietor [p. [11], bk. 7]
may believe the Gospel and rely upon the merits of Jesus christ and be glorified through faith in his and that through their repentance they might be saved: Amen
I continued said Joseph my suplications to God without cessation that his mercy might again be exercised towards me and on the 22 of september I had the Joy and satisfaction of again receiving the urim and Thummin into my possession and I have commenced translating and writes for me now but the angel said that that the Lord would send some one to write for me and I trust that it will be so. he also said that he was rejoiced when he gave me back the urim and Thummim and that God was pleased with my faithfulness and humility and loved me for my penitence and dilligence in prayer in the which I had performed his duty so well as to receive the urim and Thummin and was able to enter upon the work of translation again— See s paper names
While on ths visit we became acquainted with the family of Joseph’s Fatherinlaw whose name was his Family consisted of his wife and Jesse, David, Alva, Isaac Ward, & Reuben his sons also Phebe Elizabeth & Ar[blank] his daughters they were a lovely inteligent and and higly respectable Family. They were pleasantly situated living in fine circumstances in the county of susquehanah town of on an elegant farm lying a short distance from the foot of a range of Mountains that ran north and south on the East of them between which and the farm the susquehanah [Susquehanna River] poured its chrystal floods in full view of the Mansion in which they lived a large neatly finished frame with every convenient appendage necessary on an extensive and well cultivated farm— it was most deligtful situation and did honor to the good taste of the inteligent proprietor [p. [11], bk. 7]
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