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Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

Book 7

commandments thou shalt be lifted up at the last day Amen— This discouraged Mr [Martin] Harris

18 May 1783–10 July 1875. Farmer. Born at Easton, Albany Co., New York. Son of Nathan Harris and Rhoda Lapham. Moved with parents to area of Swift’s landing (later in Palmyra), Ontario Co., New York, 1793. Married first his first cousin Lucy Harris, 27 Mar...

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from saying much more about the plates but he insisted upon taking that which he had writen home with him that he might show his family what he had been employed in during his abscence from them he also hoped that it might have a salutary effect upon his wife

1 May 1792–summer 1836. Born at Swift’s Landing (later in Palmyra), Ontario Co., New York. Daughter of Rufus Harris and Lucy Hill. Affiliated with Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Married Martin Harris, 27 Mar. 1808, in Palmyra. Partially deaf, by ...

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s feelings to read what was writen— Joseph for a long time resisted every entreaty of this kind at last however he begged the priviledge of obliging Mr Harris

18 May 1783–10 July 1875. Farmer. Born at Easton, Albany Co., New York. Son of Nathan Harris and Rhoda Lapham. Moved with parents to area of Swift’s landing (later in Palmyra), Ontario Co., New York, 1793. Married first his first cousin Lucy Harris, 27 Mar...

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by allowing his last request this priviledge was given with the condition that my son was responsible for their safety. This my son was willing to do as he could not conceive it possible for so kind a friend to betray the trust reposed in him. but there is no doubt of this indulgence being given to Joseph in order to show him by another lesson of bitter experiance how vain are all human calculations— and also to learn him not to put his trust in man nor make flesh his arm Mr Harris

18 May 1783–10 July 1875. Farmer. Born at Easton, Albany Co., New York. Son of Nathan Harris and Rhoda Lapham. Moved with parents to area of Swift’s landing (later in Palmyra), Ontario Co., New York, 1793. Married first his first cousin Lucy Harris, 27 Mar...

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now took the most solemn oath that he would not show the manuscript to any save 5 individuals who belonged his household for the hope that it might be the means of carrying the truth home to their hearts and affecting a union of sentiment in his family animated him very much. & his anxious desires were now gratified as to the means which he wished to make use of as an instrument to effect this much wished for object. Accordingly he was now fully prepared to set out for home which he did carrying with him 116 pages of the record in manuscript this was in july immediately after his departure Emma

10 July 1804–30 Apr. 1879. Scribe, editor, boardinghouse operator, clothier. Born at Willingborough Township (later in Harmony), Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania. Daughter of Isaac Hale and Elizabeth Lewis. Member of Methodist church at Harmony (later in Oakland...

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became the Mother of a son

15 June 1828–15 June 1828. Born at Harmony (later in Oakland), Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania. Son of JS and Emma Hale. Did not survive birth.

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but she had but small comfort from the society of the dear little stranger for he was very soon snatched from her arms and borne aloft to the world of spirits before it had time learn good or evil and for some time its Mother

10 July 1804–30 Apr. 1879. Scribe, editor, boardinghouse operator, clothier. Born at Willingborough Township (later in Harmony), Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania. Daughter of Isaac Hale and Elizabeth Lewis. Member of Methodist church at Harmony (later in Oakland...

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seemed to tremble upon the verge of the [p. [1], bk. 7]

Book 7

commandments thou shalt be lifted up at the last day  Amen— This discouraged Mr [Martin] Harris

18 May 1783–10 July 1875. Farmer. Born at Easton, Albany Co., New York. Son of Nathan Harris and Rhoda Lapham. Moved with parents to area of Swift’s landing (later in Palmyra), Ontario Co., New York, 1793. Married first his first cousin Lucy Harris, 27 Mar...

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from saying much more  about the plates but he insisted upon taking that which he  had writen home with him that he might show his fam ily what he had been employed in during his abscence  from them he also hoped that it might have a salutary  effect upon his wife

1 May 1792–summer 1836. Born at Swift’s Landing (later in Palmyra), Ontario Co., New York. Daughter of Rufus Harris and Lucy Hill. Affiliated with Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Married Martin Harris, 27 Mar. 1808, in Palmyra. Partially deaf, by ...

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s feelings to read what was writ en— Joseph for a long time resisted every entreaty of this  kind at last however he begged the priviledge of obli ging Mr Harris

18 May 1783–10 July 1875. Farmer. Born at Easton, Albany Co., New York. Son of Nathan Harris and Rhoda Lapham. Moved with parents to area of Swift’s landing (later in Palmyra), Ontario Co., New York, 1793. Married first his first cousin Lucy Harris, 27 Mar...

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by allowing his last request this pri viledge was given with the condition that my son was  responsible for their safety. This my son was willing to  to do as he could not conceive it possible for so kind a  friend to betray the trust reposed in him. but there  is no doubt of this indulgence being given to Joseph in order  to show him by another lesson of bitter experiance how  vain are all human calculations— and also to learn him  not to put his trust in man nor make flesh his arm  Mr Harris

18 May 1783–10 July 1875. Farmer. Born at Easton, Albany Co., New York. Son of Nathan Harris and Rhoda Lapham. Moved with parents to area of Swift’s landing (later in Palmyra), Ontario Co., New York, 1793. Married first his first cousin Lucy Harris, 27 Mar...

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now took the most solemn oath that he  would not show the writing manuscript to any save 5  individuals who belonged his family household for the hoped that  it might be the means of carrying the truth truth home to  their hearts and affecting a union of sentiment <in his family> animated  him very much. & his anxious desires were now gratified  as to the means which he wished to make use of as an instrum ent to effect this much wished for object. Accordingly  he was now fully prepared to set out for home which  he did carrying with him 116 pages of the record in manu script this was in july immediately after his departure  Emma

10 July 1804–30 Apr. 1879. Scribe, editor, boardinghouse operator, clothier. Born at Willingborough Township (later in Harmony), Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania. Daughter of Isaac Hale and Elizabeth Lewis. Member of Methodist church at Harmony (later in Oakland...

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was confined became the Mother of a son

15 June 1828–15 June 1828. Born at Harmony (later in Oakland), Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania. Son of JS and Emma Hale. Did not survive birth.

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but  she had but little <small> comfort from the society of the dear  little stranger for he was very soon snatched from her  arms and borne aloft to the world of spirits before it  had time learn good or evil and for some time its  Mother

10 July 1804–30 Apr. 1879. Scribe, editor, boardinghouse operator, clothier. Born at Willingborough Township (later in Harmony), Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania. Daughter of Isaac Hale and Elizabeth Lewis. Member of Methodist church at Harmony (later in Oakland...

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seemed to tremble upon the verge of the [p. [1], bk. 7]
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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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