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Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

agian after so many perilous adventures alive and in health almost as soon as we were well on our way My sons began to have calls to preach and they soon found that if they would yield to the solicitation our journey would have been a preaching mission of very great length— And they were obliged to notify the people where we stopped that they could not preach to them at all as we had not means suficient to take us through in case of so much detainure as must necessarily occur if they stopped to preach they however sowed the seeds of the gospel in many places and were the means in the hands of God of doing Much good— We travelled on through many trials and difficulties Sometimes we lay in our tents through a driving storm at others we traveled thrugh Marshes and quagmires on foot exposing ourselves clothes to wet and cold one night before we arrived at the Mississippi river

Principal U.S. river running southward from Itasca Lake, Minnesota, to Gulf of Mexico. Covered 3,160-mile course, 1839 (now about 2,350 miles). Drains about 1,100,000 square miles. Steamboat travel on Mississippi very important in 1830s and 1840s for shipping...

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we lay all night in the rain which descended in torrents and I being more exposed than the other females suffered much with the cold and upon getting up in the morning I found that a quilted skirt which I had worn the day before was wringing wet but I coud not mend the matter by changing that for another for the rain was still falling and I wore it in this situation for 3 days in consequence of this I took a severe cold and was very sick so that when we arrived at the Missisipi

Principal U.S. river running southward from Itasca Lake, Minnesota, to Gulf of Mexico. Covered 3,160-mile course, 1839 (now about 2,350 miles). Drains about 1,100,000 square miles. Steamboat travel on Mississippi very important in 1830s and 1840s for shipping...

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I was unable to sit up any length and could not walk without assistance after we crossed this river

Principal U.S. river running southward from Itasca Lake, Minnesota, to Gulf of Mexico. Covered 3,160-mile course, 1839 (now about 2,350 miles). Drains about 1,100,000 square miles. Steamboat travel on Mississippi very important in 1830s and 1840s for shipping...

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we stopped at a Negro hut a most unlovely place but we could go no farther here my daugter Katharine Smith Salisbury

28 July 1813–2 Feb. 1900. Seamstress, weaver. Born at Lebanon, Grafton Co., New Hampshire. Daughter of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Norwich, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1813; to Palmyra, Ontario Co., New York, 1816–Jan. 1817; and to Manchester, Ontario...

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gave birth to a fine Girl which She called [blank]
the next morning we set out to find a more comfortabe situation for her and succeeded in getting a place about 4 miles distant and my poor Child

28 July 1813–2 Feb. 1900. Seamstress, weaver. Born at Lebanon, Grafton Co., New Hampshire. Daughter of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Norwich, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1813; to Palmyra, Ontario Co., New York, 1816–Jan. 1817; and to Manchester, Ontario...

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was carried from the loathsome hut to this house in a double waggon the same day it was then agreed that My oldest [p. [4], bk. 15]
agian after so many perilous adventures alive and in health  almost as soon as we set were well on our way the My  sons began to have calls to preach and they soon found that  if they would yield to the solicitation our journey would have  been a preaching mission of very great length— And they  were obliged to notify the people where we stopped that they  could not pr[e]ach to them at all as we had not means su ficient to take us through in case of so much detainure  as must necessarily occur if they stopped to preach they  however sowed the seeds of the gospel in many places and  and were the means in the hands of God of doing Much  good— We travelled on through many trials and dif ficulties Sometimes we lay in our tents through  a driving storm at others we traveled on foot in  thrugh Marshes and quagmires on foot so exp osing our<selves> health by getting our feet <clothes> <to> wet and  cold one night before we arrived at the  Mississip[p]i river

Principal U.S. river running southward from Itasca Lake, Minnesota, to Gulf of Mexico. Covered 3,160-mile course, 1839 (now about 2,350 miles). Drains about 1,100,000 square miles. Steamboat travel on Mississippi very important in 1830s and 1840s for shipping...

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we lay all night beneath <in> the  rain which descended in torrents and I being more  exposed than the other females suffered much with the  cold and upon getting up in the morning I found  that a quilted skirt which I had worn the day  before was wringing wet but I coud not mend the  matter by changing that for another for the ra in was still falling and I wore it in this sit uation for 3 days in consequence of this I took  a severe cold and was very sick so that when  we arrived at the Missisipi

Principal U.S. river running southward from Itasca Lake, Minnesota, to Gulf of Mexico. Covered 3,160-mile course, 1839 (now about 2,350 miles). Drains about 1,100,000 square miles. Steamboat travel on Mississippi very important in 1830s and 1840s for shipping...

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our I was unable to  sit up any length and could not walk without  assistance soon after we crossed this river

Principal U.S. river running southward from Itasca Lake, Minnesota, to Gulf of Mexico. Covered 3,160-mile course, 1839 (now about 2,350 miles). Drains about 1,100,000 square miles. Steamboat travel on Mississippi very important in 1830s and 1840s for shipping...

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we stopped at  a Negro hut a most unlovely place but we could go  no farther here my grand daugter Katharine [Smith Salisbury]

28 July 1813–2 Feb. 1900. Seamstress, weaver. Born at Lebanon, Grafton Co., New Hampshire. Daughter of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Norwich, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1813; to Palmyra, Ontario Co., New York, 1816–Jan. 1817; and to Manchester, Ontario...

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gave birth  to a fine Girl which She called [blank]
the next morning we set out to find a more comfortabe  situation for her and succeeded in getting a place about  4 miles distant and my poor Child

28 July 1813–2 Feb. 1900. Seamstress, weaver. Born at Lebanon, Grafton Co., New Hampshire. Daughter of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Norwich, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1813; to Palmyra, Ontario Co., New York, 1816–Jan. 1817; and to Manchester, Ontario...

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was carried from  the loathsome hut to this house in a double waggon  the same day it was then agreed that My oldest [p. [4], bk. 15]
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Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845; handwriting of Martha Jane Knowlton Coray and Howard Coray

6 May 1817–16 Jan. 1908. Bookkeeper, clerk, teacher, farmer. Born in Dansville, Steuben Co., New York. Son of Silas Coray and Mary Stephens. Moved to Providence, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, ca. 1827; to Williams, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, by 1830; and...

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; 240 pages, with miscellaneous inserted pages; CHL.
Note: Lucy Mack Smith

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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, the mother of Joseph Smith, dictated this rough draft version of her history to Martha Jane Knowlton Coray (with some additional scribal help from Martha’s husband, Howard

6 May 1817–16 Jan. 1908. Bookkeeper, clerk, teacher, farmer. Born in Dansville, Steuben Co., New York. Son of Silas Coray and Mary Stephens. Moved to Providence, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania, ca. 1827; to Williams, Northampton Co., Pennsylvania, by 1830; and...

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) beginning in 1844 and concluding in 1845. In 1845, the Corays inscribed a fair copy of the history under Lucy’s direction.

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