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Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

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when Joseph took the plates into his hands at this time the angel of the Lord stood by and said now you have got the record into your own hands and you are but a man therefore you will have to be watchful and faithful to your trust or you will be overpowered by wicked men for they will lay every plan and scheme that is possible to get them away from you and if you do not take heed continually they will suceed while they were in my hands I could keep them and no man had power to take them away but now I give them up to you beware and look well to your ways— and you shall have power to retain them untill the time for them to be translated The thing which spoke of that Joseph termed a Key was indeed nothing more nor less than a urim and Thummim by which the angel manifested those things to him that were shown him in vision by the which also he could at any time ascertain the approach of danger Either to himself or the record and for this cause he kept these things constantly about his person new Chapter he now commenced work with his 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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on the farm in order to be near the treasure that was commited to his care one day he came to the house in haste and inquired if there had been a company of men there I told him there had no one came to the house since he left it he said that there would be a mob there that night if not before to search for the record and that it must be removed Soon after one Esqr. Alvah Beaman

22 May 1775–15 Nov. 1837. Farmer. Born at New Marlboro, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Reuben Beman and Mariam. Married Sarah (Sally) Burt, 18 Aug. 1796. Moved to what became Livonia, Ontario Co., New York, 1799. Moved to Avon, Livingston Co., New York...

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came from the village of Livonia

Created 1808. Population in 1830 about 2,700. Included Livonia village.

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a man in whom we reposed much confidence and who was well worthy of the same to Joseph told his apprehension of a mob and says he we must drive them away [p. [1], bk. 6]

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up to the time when he took <it> out of the stone <cement> b0x  in the hill of cumorah which took place the mor [n]ing that Mr Knight [Joseph Knight Sr.]

3 Nov. 1772–2 Feb. 1847. Farmer, miller. Born at Oakham, Worcester Co., Massachusetts. Son of Benjamin Knight and Sarah Crouch. Lived at Marlboro, Windham Co., Vermont, by 1780. Married first Polly Peck, 1795, in Windham Co. Moved to Jericho (later Bainbridge...

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missed his horse and waggon
 when <Joseph> he took the plates into his hands at this time  the angel of the Lord stood by and said now you  have got the record into your own hands and you  are but a man therefore you will have to be watch ful and faithful to your trust or you will be over powered by wicked men for they will lay every plan  and scheme that is possible to get them away fro m you and if you do not take heed continually they  will suceed while they were in my hands I could  keep them and no man had power <to take> them away but  now I give them up to you beware and look well  to your ways— <and you shall have power to keep <retain> them untill the time for them to be translated> The thing which spoke of it had that  Joseph termed a Key was indeed nothing more nor  less than the a urim and Thummim by which  the angel manifested those things to <him> that were shown  him in vision by the which also he could at any time  ascertain the approach of danger Either to himself or  the record and for this cause he kept these things  constantly about his person <new Chapter> he now commenced  work with his 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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on the farm in order to be  near the treasure that was commited to his cares  one day he came to the house in haste and inquired  if there had been <a> company of men there I told him  there had no one came to the house since he left  it he said that there would be a mob there  that night if not before to search for the records  and that it must be removed Soon after one  Mr. <Esqr.> [Alvah] Beaman

22 May 1775–15 Nov. 1837. Farmer. Born at New Marlboro, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts. Son of Reuben Beman and Mariam. Married Sarah (Sally) Burt, 18 Aug. 1796. Moved to what became Livonia, Ontario Co., New York, 1799. Moved to Avon, Livingston Co., New York...

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came from the neghboring village  <of Livonia

Created 1808. Population in 1830 about 2,700. Included Livonia village.

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> a man of in whom we reposed much confid ence and who was well worthy of the same to him  Joseph told his apprehension of a mob and  says he we must drive them away [p. [1], bk. 6]
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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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