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History, 1838–1856, volume A-1 [23 December 1805–30 August 1834]

Addenda, Note A • 1805–1820

Note A. -[see page 1.st]-
When I was 5 years old or thereabouts I
was attacked with the Typhus Fever. and at one time, during my sickness, my father

12 July 1771–14 Sept. 1840. Cooper, farmer, teacher, merchant. Born at Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Asael Smith and Mary Duty. Nominal member of Congregationalist church at Topsfield. Married to Lucy Mack by Seth Austin, 24 Jan. 1796, at Tunbridge...

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dispaired of my life. The Doctors broke the fever, after which it settled under my shoulder. & Dr Parker, Caled it a sprained shoulder & anointed it with bone ointment, & freely applied the hot shovel, when it proved to be a swelling under the arm. which was opened, & discharged freely. after which the disease removed & desended into my left Leg & ancle & terminated in a fever sore of the worst kind. and I endured the most acute suffering for a long time under the care of Drs. Smith, Stone & Perkins. of Hanover.
At one time eleven Doctors came from Dartmouth Medical college, at Hanover New Hampshire, for the purpose of amputation, but, young as I was, I utterly refused to give my assent to the operation, but I consented to their Trying an experiment by removing a large portion of the bone from my left leg. which they did. & fourteen additional peices of bone afterwards worked out before my leg healed, during which time I was reduced so very low that my mother

8 July 1775–14 May 1856. Oilcloth painter, nurse, fund-raiser, author. Born at Gilsum, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire. Daughter of Solomon Mack Sr. and Lydia Gates. Moved to Montague, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, 1779; to Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont, 1788...

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could carry me with ease. & after I began to get about I went on crutches till I started for the State of New York

Located in northeast region of U.S. Area settled by Dutch traders, 1620s; later governed by Britain, 1664–1776. Admitted to U.S. as state, 1788. Population in 1810 about 1,000,000; in 1820 about 1,400,000; in 1830 about 1,900,000; and in 1840 about 2,400,...

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where My father

12 July 1771–14 Sept. 1840. Cooper, farmer, teacher, merchant. Born at Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Asael Smith and Mary Duty. Nominal member of Congregationalist church at Topsfield. Married to Lucy Mack by Seth Austin, 24 Jan. 1796, at Tunbridge...

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had gone

Located in northeast region of U.S. Area settled by Dutch traders, 1620s; later governed by Britain, 1664–1776. Admitted to U.S. as state, 1788. Population in 1810 about 1,000,000; in 1820 about 1,400,000; in 1830 about 1,900,000; and in 1840 about 2,400,...

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for the purpose of preparing a place for the removal of his family, which he affected by sending a man after us by the name of Caleb Howard, who, after he had started on, the journey with my mother

8 July 1775–14 May 1856. Oilcloth painter, nurse, fund-raiser, author. Born at Gilsum, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire. Daughter of Solomon Mack Sr. and Lydia Gates. Moved to Montague, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, 1779; to Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont, 1788...

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& family spent the money he had received of my father

12 July 1771–14 Sept. 1840. Cooper, farmer, teacher, merchant. Born at Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Asael Smith and Mary Duty. Nominal member of Congregationalist church at Topsfield. Married to Lucy Mack by Seth Austin, 24 Jan. 1796, at Tunbridge...

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in drinking Gambling &c.— — We fell in with a family by the name of Gates who were travelling west, & Howard drove me from the waggon & made me travel in my weak state through the snow 40 miles per day for several days, during which time I suffered the most excrutiating weariness & pain, & all this that Mr Howard might enjoy the Society of two of Mr Gates’ Daughters which took on the waggon where I should have Rode, & thus he [p. 131]

Addenda, Note A • 1805–1820

William W. Phelps handwriting ends; Willard Richards begins.  


Note A. -[see page 1.st]-
When I was 5 years old or thereabouts I
was attacked with the Typhus Fever. and  at one time, during my sickness, my father

12 July 1771–14 Sept. 1840. Cooper, farmer, teacher, merchant. Born at Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Asael Smith and Mary Duty. Nominal member of Congregationalist church at Topsfield. Married to Lucy Mack by Seth Austin, 24 Jan. 1796, at Tunbridge...

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dispaired of my  life. The Doctors broke the fever, after which it settled  under my shoulder. & the Dr <Dr Parker,> Caled it a sprained shoulder  & anointed it with bone ointment, & freely applied the hot  shovel, when it proved to be a swelling under the arm.  which was opened, & discharged freely. after which the  disease removed & desended into my left Leg & ancle  & terminated in a fever sore of the worst kind.  and I endured the most acutest suffering for a long time  under the care of Drs. Smith, Stone & Perkins. of Hanover.
At one time eleven Doctors came from the <Dartmouth> Medical  college, at Hanover New Hampshire, for the purpose  of amputation, but, young as I was, I utterly refused  to give my assent to the operation, but I consented  to their Trying an experiment by removing a <large portion> great  of the bone from my left leg. which they did. &  fourteen additional peices of bone afterwards  worked out before my leg healed, during which  time I was reduced so very low that my mother

8 July 1775–14 May 1856. Oilcloth painter, nurse, fund-raiser, author. Born at Gilsum, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire. Daughter of Solomon Mack Sr. and Lydia Gates. Moved to Montague, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, 1779; to Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont, 1788...

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 could carry me with ease. & after I began to get  about I went on crutches till I started for the  State of New York

Located in northeast region of U.S. Area settled by Dutch traders, 1620s; later governed by Britain, 1664–1776. Admitted to U.S. as state, 1788. Population in 1810 about 1,000,000; in 1820 about 1,400,000; in 1830 about 1,900,000; and in 1840 about 2,400,...

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<where> In the mean time My father

12 July 1771–14 Sept. 1840. Cooper, farmer, teacher, merchant. Born at Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Asael Smith and Mary Duty. Nominal member of Congregationalist church at Topsfield. Married to Lucy Mack by Seth Austin, 24 Jan. 1796, at Tunbridge...

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 had gone to the State of New York

Located in northeast region of U.S. Area settled by Dutch traders, 1620s; later governed by Britain, 1664–1776. Admitted to U.S. as state, 1788. Population in 1810 about 1,000,000; in 1820 about 1,400,000; in 1830 about 1,900,000; and in 1840 about 2,400,...

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for the purpose  of preparing a place for the removal of his family,  which he affected by sending a man after by us by  the name of Caleb Howard, who, after he had  got started on, the journey with my mother

8 July 1775–14 May 1856. Oilcloth painter, nurse, fund-raiser, author. Born at Gilsum, Cheshire Co., New Hampshire. Daughter of Solomon Mack Sr. and Lydia Gates. Moved to Montague, Franklin Co., Massachusetts, 1779; to Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont, 1788...

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& family  spent the money he had rec[e]ived of my father

12 July 1771–14 Sept. 1840. Cooper, farmer, teacher, merchant. Born at Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts. Son of Asael Smith and Mary Duty. Nominal member of Congregationalist church at Topsfield. Married to Lucy Mack by Seth Austin, 24 Jan. 1796, at Tunbridge...

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in  drinking & Gambling &c.— — We fell in with a family  by the name of Gates who were travelling west, &  Howard drove me from the waggon & made me  travel in my weak state through the snow 40 miles  per day for several days, during which time I suffered  the most excrutiating weariness & pain, & all this  that Mr Howard might enjoy the Society of  two of Mr Gates’ Daughters which he took on  the waggon where I should have Rode, & thus he [p. 131]
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JS, History, 1838–1856, vol. A-1, created 11 June 1839–24 Aug. 1843; handwriting of James Mulholland

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, Robert B. Thompson

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, William W. Phelps

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; 553 pages, plus 16 pages of addenda; CHL. This is the first volume of a six-volume manuscript history of the church. This first volume covers the period from 23 December 1805 to 30 August 1834; the remaining five volumes, labeled B-1 through F-1, continue through 8 August 1844.

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