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Lucy Mack Smith, History, 1844–1845

gious instruction When we were fairly settled it commenced raining, and then a few of the sisters and those persons who did not belong to the church began to murmur saying I wish we had hired a house for here we are in the rain and cold (for we were under the necessity of taking a deck passage) and we shall take cold and our children will be sick for likely as not we will have to be here these 2 weeks. I told them that I did not believe it would be an easy matter to get a house for the other brethren had informed me that it was almost impossible for them to get any accomodations at all, but if they they could not content themselves I would get Brother Hyrum Page

1800–12 Aug. 1852. Physician, farmer. Born in Vermont. Married Catherine Whitmer, 10 Nov. 1825, in Seneca Co., New York. One of the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, June 1829. Baptized into LDS church by Oliver Cowdery, 11 Apr. 1830, at Seneca Lake,...

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to try to get a room for them— He did so and after a tiresome search he returned and informed them that there was no vacant house to be found in the whole place, and then they grumbled again— At last they declared that they would not stay a room they would have let the case go as it would. Well Well said I will go myself and see what I can do for you and a room you shall have if there is a possibility of getting one on any terms whatever— The rain was still falling in torrents But William

13 Mar. 1811–13 Nov. 1893. Farmer, newspaper editor. Born at Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Lebanon, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, 1811; to Norwich, Windsor Co., 1813; and to Palmyra, Ontario Co., New York, 1816...

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went with me and held an umbrella over my head I went to the nearest tavern and asked the Landlord if he could let me have a room for some women to bring their beds into and sleep that their children were unwell and they were so much exposed that I was fearful for their health. Yes said he I can easily make room for them. at this a woman who was ironing in the room turned upon him very sharply saying I have put up here myself and I am not going to be encumbered with anybody’s things in my way Ill warrant the children have got the whooping cough or measels or some other ketchin disease and if they come I’ll go some where else to board— [p. [8], bk. 11]
gious instruction When we were fairly settled it com menced raining, and then a few of the sisters and  those persons who did not belong to the church com  began to murmur saying I wish we had hired a  house for here we are in the rain and cold (for we  were under the necessity of taking a deck passage)  and we shall take cold and our children will be sick  for likely as not we will have to be here these 2  weeks. I told them that I did not believe it would  be an easy matter to get a house for the other  brethren had informed me that it was almost impos sible for them to get any accomodations at all, but  if they were so uncomfortable they could not content  themselves I would get a Brother to Hyrum Page

1800–12 Aug. 1852. Physician, farmer. Born in Vermont. Married Catherine Whitmer, 10 Nov. 1825, in Seneca Co., New York. One of the Eight Witnesses of the Book of Mormon, June 1829. Baptized into LDS church by Oliver Cowdery, 11 Apr. 1830, at Seneca Lake,...

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to try  to get a room for them— He did so and after  a tiresome search he returned and informed them  that there was no vacant house to be found in the  whole place, and then they grumbled again— At  last they declared that they would not stay a room they  would have let the case go as it would. Well Well  said I will go myself and see what I can do for  you and a room you shall have if there is a possi bility of getting one on any terms whatever— The  rain was still falling in torrents But William

13 Mar. 1811–13 Nov. 1893. Farmer, newspaper editor. Born at Royalton, Windsor Co., Vermont. Son of Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack. Moved to Lebanon, Grafton Co., New Hampshire, 1811; to Norwich, Windsor Co., 1813; and to Palmyra, Ontario Co., New York, 1816...

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went  with me and held an umbrella over my head I went  to the <nearest> tavern and asked the Landlord if he could let  me have a room for some women to bring their beds  into and sleep that their children were unwell and  she thier they were so much exposed that I was fearful for  their health. Yes said he I can easily make room  for their them. at this a woman who was ironing in  the room turned upon him very sharply saying  I have put up here myself and I am not going  to be encumbered with anybody’s things in my  way Ill warrant the children have got the who oping cough or measels or some other ketchin dis ease and and if they come I[’]ll go some where else  to board— [p. [8], bk. 11]
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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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