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The "nefarious doctrine" of polygamy...



Item # 643186

May 20, 1890

MEMPHIS APPEAL, Tennessee, May 20, 1890  The front page has column heads: "MORMONISM DEFINED" "Interesting Opinion by the Supreme Court" "The Nefarious Doctrine Persisted in & Propagated in Spite of All Interference". Bits of text include: "...A distinguishing feature of Mormonism is well known to be polygamy & an absolute ecclesiastical control of its church members. Notwithstanding all the efforts made to suppress this barbarous practice of polygamy the sect perseveres in defiance of law in...promoting this nefarious doctrine. The effect of such a propagand is a blot upon civilization...".
Complete in 8 pages, even toning, somewhat fragile & must be handled carefully. Partially loose at the spine.

Category: Post-Civil War

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