Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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“We accordingly visited them and conversed upon the subject as we thought proper; and requested them to be at my house the next day.
“My brothers arrived according to previous arrangement; and Jesse, who came also, was very careful to hear every word which passed among us and would not allow one word to be said about the Book of Mormon. <​in his presence​> They agreed that night to visit our sisters, the following day; and as we were about leaving, took me aside and said, “Now, , I want you to leave you to have some conversation with ; but, if you, do you must cheat it out of Jesse. And if you wish I can work the card for you.”
“I told him that I would be glad to talk with alone, if I could get an opportunity,
“Well, replied , I will take a certain number in my waggon carriage, and will take the rest; and you may bring out a horse for to ride; but, when we are out of sight, take the horse back to the stable again and keep over night.
“I did as advised; and that evening explained to me the principles of Mormonism, the truth of which I have never since denied.”
“The next morning we ( and ) went to our sisters’ where we met our brothers, who <​& Jesse​> censured me very sharply for keeping over night, Jesse because he was really displeased, the others to make a show of disapointment.
“In the evening, when we were about to seperate, I agreed to take in my waggon 20 miles on his journey the next day. Jesse rode home with me that evening, leaving with our sisters. As did not expect to see Jesse again, when we were ab [p. 175]
“We accordingly visited them and conversed upon the subject as we thought proper; and requested them to be at my house the next day.
“My brothers arrived according to previous arrangement; and Jesse, who came also, was very careful to hear every word which passed among us and would not allow one word to be said about the Book of Mormon. in his presence They agreed that night to visit our sisters, the following day; and as we were about leaving, took me aside and said, “Now, , I want you to leave you to have some conversation with ; but, if you, do you must cheat it out of Jesse. And if you wish I can work the card for you.”
“I told him that I would be glad to talk with alone, if I could get an opportunity,
“Well, replied , I will take a certain number in my carriage, and will take the rest; and you may bring out a horse for to ride; but, when we are out of sight, take the horse back to the stable again and keep over night.
“I did as advised; and that evening explained to me the principles of Mormonism, the truth of which I have never since denied.”
“The next morning we ( and ) went to our sisters’ where we met our brothers, & Jesse censured me very sharply for keeping over night, .
“In the evening, when we were about to seperate, I agreed to take in my waggon 20 miles on his journey the next day. Jesse rode home with me that evening, leaving with our sisters. As did not expect to see Jesse again, when we were ab [p. 175]
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