Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1845

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nce of 500 miles. We sent immediately formy and his ; who returned as speedily as possible, and found the old lady in good health and excellent spirits: she was rejoiced to meet so many of her children, grand children, and great grand children, whom she never expected to see.
In two days after her sons, and , arrived, she was taken sick, and survived only a few days but one week, at the end of which she died, firm in the faith of the gospel, although she had never yielded obeidience to any of its ordinances. Her age was 93 years.
In a short time after her death, my and his brother took a journey to visit all the <​branches of the​> churches; <​in the East​> and the following is a sketch from the journal of of this tour.
As we travelled through New Hampshire <​& on our way​> we visited Daniel Mack; who was ’s brotherinlaw. He treated us very kindly, but was unwilling to hear the gospel. We travelled thence up the connecticut River to Grafton. Here we found an own <​our​> sister, <​Mary [Smith Pierce],​> whom we had not seen in 20 years. Her <​The​> prejudice <​of her husband Isaac Pierce​> had become so strong against Mormonism, that she <​he​> was unwilling to treat us, even decently. From this place we went to , through Windsor and Counties, and found many of our relations who treated us very kindly; but would not receive the gospel. We next crossed the Green Mountains to Middlebury. Here we found our oldest sister <​Priscilla​>; who was very much pleased to see us, and received our testimony. We staid with her over night, and the next day set out for New York, where we had one brother and Sister. Having arrived at this brother’s (who was Jesse Smith) we spent one day with him. He treated us very ill. Leaving him we went to see sister susan. I had buisness about 10 miles one side; and during my absence, Jesse pursued to with a warrant on a pretended debt of twelve dollars, and took him back to [illegible] . Not Satisfied this he abused [p. 238]
nce of 500 miles. We sent immediately formy and his ; who returned as speedily as possible, and found the old lady in good health and excellent spirits: she was rejoiced to meet so many of her children, grand children, and great grand children, whom she never expected to see.
In two days after her sons, and , arrived, she was taken sick, and survived only but one week, at the end of which she died, firm in the faith of the gospel, although she had never yielded obeidience to any of its ordinances. Her age was 93 years.
In a short time after her death, my and his brother took a journey to visit the branches of the church; in the East and the following is a sketch from the journal of of this tour.
“ we travelled through New Hampshire & on our way visited Daniel Mack; who was ’s brotherinlaw. He treated us very kindly, but was unwilling to hear the gospel. We travelled thence up the connecticut River to Grafton. Here we found our sister, Mary Smith Pierce, whom we had not seen in 20 years. The prejudice of her husband Isaac Pierce had become so strong against Mormonism, that he was unwilling to treat us, even decently. From this place we went to , through Windsor and Counties, and found many of our relations who treated us very kindly; but would not receive the gospel. We next crossed the Green Mountains to Middlebury. Here we found our oldest sister Priscilla; who was very much pleased to see us, and received our testimony. We staid with her over night, and the next day set out for New York, where we had one brother and Sister. Having arrived at this brother’s (who was Jesse Smith) we spent one day with him. He treated us very ill. Leaving him we went to see sister susan. I had buisness about 10 miles one side; and during my absence, Jesse pursued to with a warrant on a pretended debt of twelve dollars, and took him back to . Not Satisfied this he abused [p. 238]
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