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Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

were guilty of no sin and had commited no crime or offence agianst the law. that after being in the hands of thier advesaries for 6 months My sons were compelled to fly from the State of misouri

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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into the state of Illinois

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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in order to save their lives for Governor Lilburn W. Boggs

14 Dec. 1796–14 Mar. 1860. Bookkeeper, bank cashier, merchant, Indian agent and trader, lawyer, doctor, postmaster, politician. Born at Lexington, Fayette Co., Kentucky. Son of John M. Boggs and Martha Oliver. Served in War of 1812. Moved to St. Louis, ca...

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passed a decree that all Saints found within his jurisdiction after a certain time should be slain by the sword: That in Illinois

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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we were promised protection from Murderers and from Mobs. and we bought us homes and lived with them for a short like brothers of one family they were kind to us and we loved them but To the spoiler came and certain of who were not of our faith joined themselves with the rabble of Warsaw

Located at foot of Des Moines Rapids of Mississippi River at site of three military forts: Fort Johnson (1814), Cantonment Davis (1815–1818), and Fort Edwards (1816–1824). First settlers participated in fur trade. Important trade and shipping center. Post...

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Carthage

Located eighteen miles southeast of Nauvoo. Settled 1831. Designated Hancock Co. seat, Mar. 1833. Incorporated as town, 27 Feb. 1837. Population in 1839 about 300. Population in 1844 about 400. Site of anti-Mormon meetings and resolutions, early 1840s. Site...

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and green plains and they lied about us and scandalized us unto our friends which caused our friends to become lukewarm and our enemies to increase untill at last they again siezed My sons and cast them into prison and slew them Furthermore I will testify bfore him who slain in like manner that in consequence of all these wrongs the gray hairs of my aged companion

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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were brought in sorrow to the grave and caused him to weep over his children when he was even dying because of the wickedness of their enemies— that the Cries of Widows and ophans have gone up to the councils of the great men of the land and the rulers of the Nation but they laugh at our calamities and still the hands of Murderers were upon us and were threatened oppressed and despoiled by our enemies that Still we appealed to lawyers judges governors and Presidents but they heeded not our cry their pledges were broken the Laws were trampled upon and the of states were tarnished and despite was done to the statutes and ordinances of the land in order to gratify Murderers thieves and robbers [p. 14, bk. [19]]
were guilty of no sin and had commited no crime or off ence agianst the law. that after being in the hands  of thier advesaries for 6 months th My sons were compelled  to fly from the State of misouri

Area acquired by U.S. in Louisiana Purchase, 1803, and established as territory, 1812. Missouri Compromise, 1820, admitted Missouri as slave state, 1821. Population in 1830 about 140,000; in 1836 about 240,000; and in 1840 about 380,000. Mormon missionaries...

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<into the state of Illinois

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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> in order to save their  lives a for Governor [Lilburn W.] Boggs

14 Dec. 1796–14 Mar. 1860. Bookkeeper, bank cashier, merchant, Indian agent and trader, lawyer, doctor, postmaster, politician. Born at Lexington, Fayette Co., Kentucky. Son of John M. Boggs and Martha Oliver. Served in War of 1812. Moved to St. Louis, ca...

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and the passed an decree  that all Saints found within his jurisdiction after a certain  time should be slain by the sword: That in Illinois

Became part of Northwest Territory of U.S., 1787. Admitted as state, 1818. Population in 1840 about 480,000. Population in 1845 about 660,000. Plentiful, inexpensive land attracted settlers from northern and southern states. Following expulsion from Missouri...

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 we were promised protection from Murderers and from  Mobs. but he and we bought us homes and lived  with them for a short like brothers of one family they were  kind to us and we loved them but To the spoiler  came again again the Misourians f and certain of who  were not of our faith joined themselves with the rabble  of Warsaw

Located at foot of Des Moines Rapids of Mississippi River at site of three military forts: Fort Johnson (1814), Cantonment Davis (1815–1818), and Fort Edwards (1816–1824). First settlers participated in fur trade. Important trade and shipping center. Post...

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Carthage

Located eighteen miles southeast of Nauvoo. Settled 1831. Designated Hancock Co. seat, Mar. 1833. Incorporated as town, 27 Feb. 1837. Population in 1839 about 300. Population in 1844 about 400. Site of anti-Mormon meetings and resolutions, early 1840s. Site...

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and green plains and they lied  about us and scandalized us unto our friends whi ch caused our friends to become lukewarm and our  enemies to increase untill at last they swore that  My they again siezed My sons and cast them into pr[i]son  and Murdered <slew> them Furthermore I will testify bfore  him who slain in like manner that in consequence  of all these wrongs that the gray hairs of my aged  companion

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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were brought in sorrow to the grave and  caused him to weep over his children when he was even  dying because of the wickedness of their enemies— that the  Cries of Widows and ophans have gone up to the  councils of the great men of the land and the rulers  of the Nation but they laugh at our calamities and  still the hands of Murderers <were> are upon us and were  threatened oppressed and despoiled by our enemies  that we Still we appealed to lawyers judges governors  and Presidents but they heeded not our cry their pledges  were broken the Laws were trampled upon and the of  states were tarnished and despite was done to the  statutes <and ordinances> of the land in order to gratify Murder[er]s thieves  and robbers who wished [p. 14, bk. [19]]
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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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