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Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

word of God shall be my guide to life and salvation which I will endeavor to obtain if it is to be had by diligence in prayer This course I pursued for many years till at last I concluded that my mind would be easier if I were baptized and I found a minister who was willing to baptize me and leave me free from membership in any church after which I pursued the same course untill my oldest son

11 Feb. 1798–19 Nov. 1823. Farmer, carpenter. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; returned to Tunbridge, before May 1803. Moved to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804, and to...

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attained his 22nd year
Now I must return to the earlier part of my life and change the subject from spiritual to temporal things As I said before; my Husband

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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followed merchandize for a season in Randolf he ascertained shortly after he commenced buisness that chrystalized Gin sang bore an immense value in china as it was then the time of the plague. he went into a traffick of this article when He got a quantity of the same on hand a merchant of royalton by the name of Stevens came to him and made him an offer of $3000 for the whole lot but that was not more than ⅔ its worth and Mr Smith Joseph Smith Sr.

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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refused saying he would rather ship it himself than accept the offer Mr Smith

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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then went immediately to the City of New York

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and made arrangements to send his Gin sang to China on board a vessel that was about to set sail Mr Stevens being rather vexed at his failure sent his son to China on the same ship who when he arrived in china sold the Gin sang which my husband

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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* sent and took possesion of the avails and returned to Tunbridge. here he hired a house of Maj. Stephen Mack my brother employed 8 or 10 hands for the purpose of of Chrystalizing Gin sang [p. [6], bk. 2]
word of God shall be my guide to life and salva tion which I will endeavor to obtain if it is  to <be> had by diligence in prayer This course  I pursued for many years till at last I conclu ded that my mind would be easier if I were  baptized and I found a minister who was willi ng to baptize me and leave me free from any  membership in any church after which I pur sued the same course untill the a my oldest son

11 Feb. 1798–19 Nov. 1823. Farmer, carpenter. Born at Tunbridge, Orange Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Randolph, Orange Co., 1802; returned to Tunbridge, before May 1803. Moved to Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont, 1804, and to...

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 attained his 22nd year
Now I must return to the earlier part of my life  and change the subject from spiritual to temporal  things as As I said before; my Husband

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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followed  merchandize for a season in Randolf here he  he ascertained shortly after he commenced buis ness that chrystalized Gin sang bore an im mense value in china as it was then the time of  <the> plague. there he went into a traffick of this  article when <when> He He got a quantity of the same  on hand a merchant <of royalton> by the name of Stevens  came to him and made him an offer of $3000  for <the> whole lot but it <that> was not more than ⅔ its  worth and Mr Smith [Joseph Smith Sr.]

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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refused saying he would  rather ship it himself than accept the offer  Mr Smith

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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then went immediately to the City  of New York

Dutch founded New Netherland colony, 1625. Incorporated under British control and renamed New York, 1664. Harbor contributed to economic and population growth of city; became largest city in American colonies. British troops defeated Continental Army under...

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and made arrangements to  send his Gin sang to China on board a vessel  that tha <was> about to set sail Mr Stevens being  rather vexed at his failure sent his son to  China on the same ship who when he arrived  in china sold the Gin sang which my husband

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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 <*> sent and took possesion of the avails and returned  to Tunbridge. <here he> hired a house of Maj. [Stephen] Mack my  brother as employed a 8 or 10 hands for the purpose  of setting up the buisness of Chrystalizing Gin sang [p. [6], bk. 2]
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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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