Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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from this time was so entirely absorbed in the subject of the record that it seemed impossible for him to think or converse about anything else We had agreed for the place years The time was now drawing to a close. We now began to make preparations to remove our family and effects back to the log house we had formerly lived in; but <​That Which occupied.​> <​which​> was now occupied by . Now we began to feel more seriously than we had ever done the effects of the blast that swept all our property and every comfort and conveinence of this nature from our hands at once <​our loss to​> before this we had the use of our effects property although it was not nominally ours but the time of course for us to feel the stroke most sensibly was when we gave them up to the last New landlord full and entire possession of the last vestige of real estate which we could call our own now no longer ours.
I thought that it would not be possible in the crowded situation in which we would have to live in the house to which we were soon to convey our family for us to make comfortable and mentioned the to him the necessity of seeking another boarding place I also thought this would be a good occasion to bring to his mind the cause of all our present privation as well as the misfortune that he himself was liable to if he turned his back upon the world and set out in the service of God regardless of consequences. Now said I just look upon this thing as it is see what a comfortable home we have had here and what pains every child that we have has taken to provide for us everything nescessary to make our old age comfortable and long life desirable. Especially here I have to look upon the handiwork of that dear whom death has removed from our sight an everything which meets my eyes reminds me of my beloved Even upon <​his​> death bed in last moments his dying injunction <​was​> to his brothers, was that they should not by any means neglect to finish his work of preparing a place of earthly rest for us that if possible through the exertions of our children our last might be our best days and there is scarcely anything that I see which has not passed through [p. [2], bk. 8]
from this time was so entirely absorbed in the subject of the record that it seemed impossible for him to think or converse about anything else We had agreed for the place years The time was now drawing to a close. We now began to make preparations to remove our family and effects to the log house which was now occupied by . Now we began to feel more seriously than we had ever done the effects of our to before this we had the use of our property although it was not nominally ours but the time of course for us to feel the stroke most sensibly was when we gave up to the New landlord full and entire possession of the last vestige of real estate which we could call our own .
that it would not be possible in the crowded situation in which we would have to live in the house to which we were soon to convey our family for us to make comfortable and mentioned to him the necessity of seeking another boarding place I also thought this would be a good occasion to bring to his mind the cause of all our present privation as well as the misfortune that he himself was liable to if he turned his back upon the world and set out in the service of God . Now said I just look upon this thing see what a comfortable home we have had here and what pains every child that we have has taken to provide for us everything nescessary to make our old age comfortable and long life desirable. Especially here I have to look upon the handiwork of that dear whom death has removed from our sight everything which meets my eyes reminds me of my beloved Even upon his death bed in last moments his dying injunction to his brothers, was that they should not by any means neglect to finish his work of preparing a place of earthly rest for us that if possible through the exertions of our children our last might be our best days and there is scarcely anything that I see which has not passed through [p. [2], bk. 8]
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