Lucy recounts her mission with niece Almira Mack, son Hyrum, and others to Detroit and Pontiac, Michigan. Teaching the Book of Mormon aboard ship. Lucy gives a prophecy to a reverend concerning the missionary work and his congregation. It is all fulfilled.
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Chapter 33 (Lucy Mack Smith): Legal organization of the Church at the home of Peter Whitmer Sr. in Fayette, New York. Joseph's parents are baptized. Samuel Harrison Smith called on a mission to surrounding area. An account of his challenges. He meets with John P. Greene.
The work of printing still continued with little or no interruption. The bargain which they had made with E. B. Grandin entitled them to use the press every day except Sunday. Then one Sunday afternoon, Hyrum became very uneasy. He told Oliver that his peculiar feelings led him to believe that something was going wrong at the printing office.
Chapter 31: Group of religionists meet and plan to thwart the work of publishing the Book of Mormon. Mother Smith spends the night with the manuscript in a trunk under her bed. She contemplates many scenes she has passed through. Three men visit the Smiths with intentions of distracting Lucy, seizing the manuscript, and immediately burning it.
Chapter 30: Translation of the Book of Mormon is completed. Oliver Cowdery, David Whitmer, and Martin Harris receive divine witness of the work. Contract negotiations completed for publication of the Book of Mormon with E. B. Grandin of Palmyra. Mob gathers to stop Joseph and is confounded. Copyright secured. Careful instructions are given concerning protection of the sacred manuscript.
Chapter 29: Joseph is commanded to write David Whitmer and ask him to move them to Fayette, New York. David Whitmer wants a witness of the work. Three strangers arrive and in an extraordinary fashion finish all remaining farmwork. The translation process continues in the home of Peter Whitmer Sr.
The following is excerpted from a new book by Robert L. Millet entitled "Whatever Happened to Faith?" The book speaks to those who are troubled by historical information, anti-Mormon propaganda, the Church's position on marriage, family, and gender issues, or other concerns.